Volkswagen Group UK announces action plan to modify diesel vehicles with EA 189 EU5 engines

30/09/2015
New vehicles with EU6 engines currently available not affected.
All petrol models, as well as V6 TDI and V8 TDI models unaffected.
Technical solutions being developed and will be presented to responsible authorities before end of October.

Milton Keynes, September 30, 2015 – Volkswagen Group UK is announcing its action plan to correct the emissions characteristics of certain diesel vehicles.

In the coming days, the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) details of affected cars will be released to retailers. In addition, a self-serve process for customers to check if their vehicle is affected will be set up.

Step by step, affected customers will be contacted, with details of a process to get their vehicles corrected in the near future. In the meantime, all vehicles are technically safe and roadworthy.

Under the action plan, the Volkswagen Group brands whose vehicles are affected will present the technical solutions and measures to relevant responsible authorities in October.

Customers with these vehicles will be kept informed over the coming weeks and months. All of the Group brands affected will set up national websites to update customers on developments.

The specific numbers of vehicles in the UK affected per brand are as follows:

  • Volkswagen Passenger Cars – 508,276
  • Audi – 393,450
  • SEAT – 76,773
  • ŠKODA – 131,569
  • Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles – 79,838

Volkswagen Group UK is committed to supporting its customers and its retailers through the coming weeks.

ŠKODA has announced phenomenal half year figures for True Fleet – with a growth of 16.1% year-on-year.
ŠKODA has continued to grow in the first half of the year. The long-established Czech brand recorded 585,000 deliveries to customers worldwide in the first six months – thus surpassing last year’s record result by 2.8 per cent (January to June 2016: 569,400 vehicles). 105,200 deliveries in June are also an all-time peak in sales (June 2016: 98,800 vehicles). Positive development in the core market, Europe, and a two-digit rise in deliveries in Russia contribute to the record result, as do the significant increases in deliveries for the ŠKODA FABIA and SUPERB model ranges. With 27,100 deliveries since February, the new ŠKODA KODIAQ SUV is having a successful start in markets worldwide.
ŠKODA UK has launched petrol engine variants of the highly popular Octavia and Superb SE Tech models for fleet customers. Cost, practicality and safety are key components in the make-up of the models, designed with business customers in mind.
Where would you go with £500 worth of free fuel? The seaside? The big city? The countryside? That’s the question ŠKODA buyers will be asking themselves if they take advantage of the brand’s Big Event offer that runs from 4-17 July. That’s because customers ordering a new Citigo, Fabia, Rapid, Rapid Spaceback, Octavia, Yeti or Superb during the Big Event promotion period will receive a £500 fuel voucher that will allow them to enjoy their first unforgettable miles ‘on the house’.
Following record sales performance for ŠKODA fleet over the past year, two senior appointments have been made to continue the growth of True Fleet. Matt Hattersley has been appointed as national fleet sales manager and James Watson as regional contract & leasing manager for the south.
ŠKODA is upgrading the smallest member of its model range. The ŠKODA CITIGO is being launched with three or five doors and many new design, technology and equipment features. The city car stands out in the crowd. The front, side and rear sections display precise shapes, defined edges and smooth surfaces. Instantly recognisable as an attractive, modern and practical city runabout. The ŠKODA CITIGO embodies modern technology and modern urban mobility.