Volkswagen withdraws Golf car ad that sparked racism row


Car maker says it is ‘horrified’ by the ad that featured a large white hand ‘flicking’ a black man

Volkswagen has withdrawn a Golf car advertisement posted on its official Instagram page that the company admitted was racist and insulting, saying it would investigate how it came about.

The car company, which has already seen its reputation tarnished in the past five years after it admitted cheating diesel emissions tests, said it did not tolerate any form of racism.

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