Following yesterday’s announcement regarding an investigation of the EA288 engine, Volkswagen has now revealed that both EU5 and EU6 versions are trouble-free.

Following yesterday’s announcement regarding an investigation of the EA288 engine, Volkswagen has now revealed that both EU5 and EU6 versions are trouble-free.

There were some concerns regarding the newer EA288 having an “improper defeat device” similar to the EA189 engine type, but Volkswagen now says the motor (in both Euro 5 and Euro 6 configurations) is not equipped with the illegal software meant to enable the cars pass the emissions tests. As a consequence, the TDI cars sold by the Volkswagen Group in the present fully comply with the European Union regulations and environmental standards.

As far as the EA189-powered cars are concerned, these will be the subject of a massive recall programmed to commence in January 2016. Needless to say, the entire costs for the remedial action will be supported entirely by VAG and they plan on spending €6.5 billion to fix the 1.2 TDI, 1.6 TDI and 2.0 TDI cars equipped with the EA189 engine type which will require only software or both software and hardware modifications. The recall process will affect cars from the Volkswagen core brand, Audi, Skoda, SEAT as well as from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

Since the Dieselgate scandal started, Volkswagen has lost 25% of its stock value and according to an estimation made by Credit Suisse, the entire scandal will cost them at least €23 billion while the most pessimistic estimation indicates a €78 billion loss.

Volkswagen announces EA288 EU5 and EU6 engines don’t have defeat device