a few days Ago confirmábamos that the solutions to the TDI affected, at least in Europe, were fast, simple, and economic. Today we can already confirm that the second scandal, which emerged before the approval of CO emissions2, and the consumption of some of its models, will not have some impact dramatic in Europe. Apparently, the number of affected models has been drastically reduced after a preliminary study that would have determined that are only affected 9 combinations of model, body, engine and transmission. That is to say, a minimum portion of the annual sales of the Volkswagen Group (0.5%, approximately 36,000 units of its annual production).
The error in the homologation of CO2 would only affect a minimal percentage of the production of Volkswagen, to 9 combinations of model, engine, body and transmission. The deviation would be minimal, a few grams per kilometer, and 0.1 or 0.2 litres/100 kilometres.
there are Still more. According to the Volkswagen Group, the deviation in the approval of the CO emissions2 of these models is minimal, we would speak of a few grams each kilometer. In any case, the official figures do not arrive until within a few days, will be released the same christmas season. Remember that an excess in the approval of CO2 issued may make the grant by the Plan PIVE Spanish not be valid, at which Volkswagen would have to pay for the benefit that he has obtained the client, thanks to public funds.
in view of the affected models, and the small deviation existing, it does not seem that Volkswagen is going to have too many problems with respect to the Plan PIVE. According to Volkswagen, the deviation of the consumption according to type approval, will be around 0.1 or 0.2 litres/100 kilometres, a figure which is almost negligible.
Where problems could arise, at european level, at the tax rates that are levied on passenger cars marketed on our continent. In Spain, for example, the difference between standardization of 120 g/km of CO2, and standardization of 121 g/km of CO2, involves the payment, in concept of Registration Tax, a rate of 4.75%.
Volkswagen is confident that the problem is to pay it off without a significant economic impact, much lower than the forecast of 2,000 million euros that was initially set. Although time has not revised its estimate of the negative impact on the benefits of the present fiscal year.
The 9 affected models of the Volkswagen Group, definitely, are the following:
- Volkswagen Polo: 1.0 TSI 95 HP – DSG 7
- Volkswagen Scirocco: 2.0 TDI BMT 184 CV – Manual 6 relationships
- Volkswagen Jetta: 1.2 TSI 105 CV – Manual 6 relationships
- Volkswagen Jetta: 2.0 TDI 110 CV – Manual 5 relations
- Volkswagen Golf Cabrio: 2.0 TDI 110 CV – Manual 5 relations
- Volkswagen Golf: 2.0 TDI 150 CV – Manual 6 relationships
- Volkswagen Passat Alltrack: 2.0 TSI 4MOTION BMT 211 HP – DSG 7
- Volkswagen Passat Variant: 2.0 TDI SCR 4MOTION BMT 240 HP – DSG 7
- Volkswagen Passat Variant: 1.4 TSI ACT BMT 150 HP – Manual 6 relationships
After confirming the numbers of the approval, final, and corrected, in the next few days, we have to remember that it will be necessary to review in the workshop of these models. And that Volkswagen will cover any compensation that is necessary with the authorities of each country, to cover the tax benefit that would have obtained, without which they correspond.