New Delhi: German car manufacturer Volkswagen on Saturday announced that it will recall 1.98 lakh cars sold from 2008 to 2015 in India starting from July for upgradation of emission software.

Volkswagen will upgrade its 2.0-litre diesel engine, while the 1.6-litre EA 189 diesel engine will need a hardware and software fix.

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When the emissions crisis began last year, the German auto major said it installed defeat devices in software in 11 million diesel-powered cars.

The net profit of Volkswagen declined to 2.365 billion euros ($2.64 billion) in the first quarter of 2016, with a drop of 19.3% compared to the same quarter of 2015.