Volkswagen has confirmed that fewer  than 100 business car orders and fewer than 90 retail sales are affected by changes to the official CO2 levels of six models in the UK.

In November last year, the company admitted there were irregularities  in the way some models’ CO2 figures were calculated.

Following an internal investigation, the company found there were deviations in six of the models tested.

VW has published new values for three of the affected models – the Golf hatchback, Golf cabrio and Jetta.

“Customers who are already driving these vehicles are not affected by these restated figures as their cars’ CO2 values remain unchanged – there are no retrospective consequences,” a VW statement said.

“Those customers who have ordered one of these affected vehicles and are awaiting delivery will be offered clear options from their retailer: They can either proceed with the purchase acknowledging notification of the new values, cancel the order or order a different Volkswagen model,” the statement continued.

“For the second two options of course there is no penalty for the customer.”

Model derivatives

Old value

New value

2.0 TDI 110hp man. (S, SE, GT)                             105 109
Golf Cabriolet
2.0 TDI 110hp man. (S, SE)                                      111 117
Golf Hatchback
2.0 TDI 150hp man. (Match Edition, 3 & 5dr)           106 109
2.0 TDI 150hp man. (GT Edition, R-line Edition, 3 & 5dr)           109 112