Bad news for owners of cars with the EA189 engine as VoA's chief has announced these will see a drop in performance after the diesel fix will be applied.

Bad news for owners of cars with the EA189 engine as VoA's chief has announced these will see a drop in performance after the diesel fix will be applied.

Just about everybody was afraid this would happen and now the news is official as VW of America's CEO Michael Horn admitted during the Volkswagen's Emissions Cheating Allegations: Initial Questions hearing in the Congress that once the diesel fix will be applied on those EA189-powered cars, these will lose some of the performance. His exact words were "one or two miles per hour might be missing", but at least in return, the cars will be able to return the mpg stated in the official ratings.

Horn went on to specify these cars will suffer a "slight impact on the performance", but VoA is trying to figure out ways to compensate customers. If we were to extrapolate, VAG customers from all over the world will probably receive some form of compensation since it would be unfair to restrict this only to American buyers.

Interestingly, he also mentioned the illegal move to install the software was definitely "not a corporate decision", effectively putting the blame on a "couple of software engineers" who independently installed the defeat device on almost 11 million VAG cars from all over the world.

 

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