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VW emissions scandal: VW Group breaks down 11m affected vehicles by brand

Date: 29 September 2015   |   Author: Daniel Puddicombe

The Volkswagen Group has confirmed a breakdown by brand of the 11m vehicles affected by the ongoing emissions scandal.  

A Volkswagen statement confirmed that 5m of the 11m cars fitted with software designed to trick emissions tests are VWs, while a spokeswoman for the brand said it will declare which countries the vehicles are located later this week.

The issue also affects 2.1m Euro 5 diesel engines fitted to Audi A1, A3, A4, A5, A6, TT, Q3 and Q5 models.

A Skoda spokeswoman meanwhile confirmed to BusinessCar that 1.2m of its cars are affected by the scandal, but could not give a country or model breakdown.

A spokeswoman for Volkswagen's commercial vehicle arm told BusinessCar that 1.8m of its vehicles were fitted with the device.

Seat said 700,000 vehicles are affected.

In a statement, VW said: "The internal evaluation revealed that approximately five million Volkswagen Passenger Car vehicles are affected worldwide. Certain models and model years of these vehicles (such as the sixth generation Volkswagen Golf, the seventh generation Volkswagen Passat and the first generation Volkswagen Tiguan) are equipped exclusively with type EA189 diesel engines.

 "As previously announced, all new Volkswagen Passenger Car vehicles that fulfill the EU6 norm valid throughout Europe are not affected. This therefore also includes the current Golf, Passat and Touran models."

Last week, the German transport minister, Alexander Dobrindt, said that 2.8m VW Group vehicles were affected in Germany alone.

"We have been informed that also in Europe, vehicles with 1.6 and 2.0-litre diesel engines are affected by the manipulations that are being talked about," he told Sky News.

He also said that cars from other manufacturers would be checked: "It is clear that the Federal Office for Motor Traffic will not exclusively concentrate on the VW models in question but that it will also carry out random tests on vehicles made by other carmakers."

Since the scandal broke out, the price of shares in the troubled group have plummeted by 35%.