BERLIN - German carmaker Audi's chief executive, Rupert Stadler, has been arrested, parent company Volkswagen has said.
A spokesman for VW said: "We confirm that Mr Stadler was arrested this morning. The hearing to determine whether he will be remanded is ongoing."
Audi has been caught up in the diesel emissions scandal that has plagued VW.
Last month, Audi admitted that another 60,000 A6 and A7 models with diesel engines have emission software issues.
The number is on top of the 850,000 recalled last year by the Volkswagen subsidiary, of which only some have been found to require modification.(FA)