VW will appeal court order to buy back customer's diesel car

Volkswagen says it will appeal a court ruling that it must buy back a German customer's diesel car rigged to cheat on emissions tests.

Nicolai Laude, a VW spokesman, said Wednesday that the company expects the verdict by the court in Hildesheim in northern Germany to be overturned. Volkswagen noted that other courts had reached opposite decisions in previous cases.

In its verdict Tuesday, the regional court ruled that the plaintiff was entitled to receive the full purchase price of 26,499 euros ($28,312) he paid for a Skoda Yeti 2.0 TDI in 2013. A buyback is a much more expensive solution than the fixes proposed by Volkswagen, given the number of cars involved.