Volkswagen has admitted that nine of its models produce more Co2 emissions than it had stated.
Initial estimates suggested as many as 800,000 cars could be affected, but Volkswagen claims it has been unable to confirm that figure. However, it does say that annual sales of the models in question amount to 36,000, or 0.5% of the total.
According to Volkswagen, its own tests found deviations that “amount to a few grams of Co2 on average, corresponding to increased cycle consumption in the NEDC of approximately 0.1 to 0.2 litres per 100 kilometres.” Those results are set to be independently verified within the next couple of weeks. Real-world consumption figures won’t change and no technical fixes are needed. UK market cars won’t face any tax implications.
Audi and SEAT will make similar adjustment to affected cars in their line-ups in the near future; Skoda has said its cars are unaffected.
VW Group had set aside €2 billion to deal the issue, but doesn’t now expect it to be needed. A number of lawsuits were expected; VW will be hoping its clarification will draw a line under the issue.
The cars affected (all 2016 model year) are:
- Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSi BlueMotion 95PS EU6 – 7-spd DSG
- Volkswagen Scirocco 2.0 TDi BMT 184PS EU6 – 6-spd manual
- Volkswagen Jetta 1.2 TSi BMT 105PS EU6 – 6-spd manual
- Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 TDi BMT 110PS EU6 – 5-spd manual
- Volkswagen Golf Convertible 2.0 TDi BMT 110PS EU6 – 5spd manual
- Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDi BMT 150PS EU6 – 6-spd manual
- Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 4MOTION 2.0 TSi BMT 220PS EU6- 7-spd DSG
- Volkswagen Passat Estate 4MOTION 2.0 TDI SCR BMT 240PS EU6 – 7-spd DSG
- Volkswagen Passat Estate 1.4 TSI ACT BMT 150PS EU6 – 6spd manual
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By Only Motors