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VW emissions scandal: only 9 models have false CO2 ratings

Source: | Date: Dec. 11

  • Volkswagen Group has announced that it is close to concluding its investigation into false CO2 measurements, and says that far fewer vehicles than the original 800,000 believed to be affected will be recategorised.

  • In a move that could be interpreted as an attempt to head off compensation claims, Volkswagen also says that no fixes to any of the cars will be required, and, as such, that the real-world fuel economy figures of the vehicles will remain the same.

  • A Volkswagen Group statement said that the nine affected VW vehicles - totalling 36,000 cars globally - will be reclassified by Christmas. Volkswagen estimates that affected vehicles count for 36,000 vehicle sales this year, or 0.5% of Volkswagen sales. These are specific versions of the VW Polo, VW Scirocco, VW Jetta, VW Golf Convertible, VW Passat Alltrack and VW Passat.

  • Volkswagen Group originally set aside two billion euros to pay for the CO2 crisis, but has not announced whether this figure will be scaled down in light of the latest findings.