Just a month after the questions relating to the CO2 figures measured on some models the Volkswagen Group had, Volkswagen has largely concluded the clarification of the matter. After a thorough internal investigation and measurement of checks, it is now clear that almost all of these model variants is to correspond to the figures for CO2 originally determined. This means that these vehicles can be marketed and sold without limitations. The suspicion that the fuel consumption figures of current production has been changed illegally was not confirmed. At the internal remeasurements deviations were found just nine model variants of the Volkswagen brand.
These model variants will be remeasured neutral technical service under the supervision of the appropriate authority Christmas. In cases where the correctness of the original calculations is confirmed, there will be no results. These vehicles can be offered for sale by dealers without a reservation. In the case of any deviations, the figures will be adjusted in the future between the normal processes as required.
Volkswagen presented the results from the commission of an investigation of the Federal Government and the Federal Motor Transport Authority (driving). The number of cars is almost 800,000 reproof originally published by Volkswagen Group has not been confirmed. The deviations found in the figures for only nine model variants amount to a few grams of CO2 on average, the corresponding increase in cycle NEDC consumption liters of 100 kilometers in about 0.1 to 0.2. With an annual production of about 36,000 vehicles, these model variants correspond to around 0.5 per cent of the volume of the Volkswagen brand. A list of the nine model variants can be found here.
The Group’s subsidiaries Audi, ŠKODA and establish the same process and agreed by the authorities responsible for approval of vehicles considered initially. Customers’ real consumption figures do not change and there is any vehicle technical modifications necessary. As a result, the negative impact for € 2 billion that was originally expected has not been confirmed. Whether it will be the economic impact on small, depending on the results of the exercise of remeasurement.
This text and the overview of vehicles to be adjusted in future with new CO2 figures, model year 2016, can be found here. The information contained in this press release does not apply to products and services from the Volkswagen Group of America or Volkswagen Canada.