Volkswagen has announced those CO2 “irregularities” discovered last month only affect a small number of vehicles.

Volkswagen has announced those CO2 “irregularities” discovered last month only affect a small number of vehicles.

Separate from the Dieselgate, VW revealed in November that around 800,000 cars could have incorrect CO2 levels and consequently inaccurate fuel consumption figures. It seems that’s not the case as VAG says only nine model variants have deviations of a few grams of CO2 on average. The models are:

  •          Polo 1.0 TSI BlueMotion 70kW EU6 7-speed DSG
  •          Scirocco 2.0 TDI BMT 135kW EU6 6-speed manual
  •          Jetta 1.2 TSI BMW 77kW EU6 6-speed manual
  •          Jetta 2.0 TDI BMT 81kW EU6 5-speed manual
  •          Golf Cabriolet 2.0 TDI BMT 81kW EU6 5-speed manual
  •          Golf 2.0 TDI BMT 110kW EU6 6-speed manual
  •          Passat Alltrack 2.0 TSI 4MOTION BMT 162kW EU6 7-speed DSG
  •          Passat Variant 2.0 TDI SCR 4MOTION BMT 176kW EU6 7-speed DSG
  •          Passat Variant 1.4 TSI ACT BMT 110kW EU6 6-speed manual

These model variants represent around 36,000 cars or 0.5% of Volkswagen’s total annual production. VAG’s subsidiaries Audi, Skoda, and SEAT will all make similar announcements in the near future.

The company also mentions the cars in question won’t have to go through any mechanical changes. However, the new vehicles will be remeasured by a neutral technical service under the supervision of the appropriate authority before the year's end.

As a consequence of the investigation’s results, VW’s estimated $2.18 billion (€2 billion) negative impact on earnings has turned out to be false.

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