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Volkswagen's core brand pulls out of Paris auto show

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 Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) core autos brand will skip the Paris motor show this year, the company said on Thursday, becoming the latest and most prominent carmaker to ditch the biennial industry gathering in the French capital, Reuters reports.

Since the VW emissions scandal erupted in 2015, Europe’s largest automotive group has scaled back brand presentations at traditional car shows, including Detroit and Frankfurt, partly as a cost-cutting measure but also mirroring an sector trend.

“The Volkswagen brand is continually reviewing its participation in international motor shows,” the carmaker said on Thursday.

Instead of participating with its own stand at the Oct. 2-3 show, Volkswagen (VW) said it could host “various communications activities” in the French capital.

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