Since in September came the scandal of the Dieselgate have been happening crowd of news related to this distortion in the type-approval of diesel engines. The latter has been the decision to stop the production of the Volkswagen Passat with diesel engine in the united States. Recently was presented the facelift of this model and already had doubts of what was going to happen with the diesel version.
plant Chattanooga (Tennessee), who is in charge of producing the Passat, is scheduled to continue manufacturing variants with petrol engine, which is expected to reach dealerships in the united States between the end of this month and early December. Despite the announcement of the falseo of the type-approval of diesel, Volkswagen had continued until now the Passat diesel before facelift.
Now finally the production of the Passat with the diesel engine 2.0 TDI has been completely paralyzed and will have to wait to see when you re-introduce these engines, but everything points to will not be before 2017. Luckily in Europe it is marketed to the new generation which is totally different and not anticipated to be necessary to interrupt its production.
With the arrival of the facelift of the Volkswagen Passat, in the united States increased sales in an October 25% 8.116 units sold. However, so far this year sales have fallen by 12% in comparison with the same period last year. Those customers who want to purchase it from now on only will be able to choose the four-cylinder engine 1.8 TSI and the powerful VR6 3.6-liter with 280 horses.
Source – Autonews
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