VW SCANDAL: 2016 models could contain irregular CO2 figures

Time 9:04 am, November 17, 2015

THE emissions scandal engulfing Volkswagen could widen after the manufacturer admitted that hundreds of thousands of 2016 cars may be fitted with illegal software.

According to a list released by the VW Group, some 430,000 2016 vehicles are implicated. This number appears to be part of the 800,000 vehicles that are suspected of emitting dubious CO2 levels.

New emission figures for these cars will now be calculated by the German Federal Vehicle and Transport Authority (KBA), allowing affected owners to check the status of their car online.

It is also being reported that VW will buy back some of the vehicles implicated by CO2 issues in Europe.

According to the Financial Times, if VW discovers that CO2 emission figures have indeed been underplayed by more than 10 per cent, then owners of affected cars will have the option of selling them back to the company, at the current market value.

Speaking to the paper, a VW spokesperson admitted: ‘We have to think that maybe people will give the car back. When we have the (test) figures there could be a chance for people to say “I can hand back my car because you told me the wrong number”.’

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