Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars issues a statement on the emission crisis

Wolfsburg, September 25, 2015: Earlier this week, Volkswagen Group announced that Volkswagen Group vehicles worldwide are affected by the current crisis regarding emissions. The internal evaluation revealed that approximately five million Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand vehicles are affected worldwide, sending the entire industry in a tizzy.

Certain models and model years of these vehicles (such as the sixth generation Volkswagen Golf, the seventh generation Volkswagen Passat and the first generation Volkswagen Tiguan) are equipped exclusively with type EA 189 diesel engines. All new Volkswagen Passenger Car brand vehicles that fulfill the EU6 norm valid throughout Europe are not affected. This therefore also includes the current Golf, Passat and Touran models.

Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand said: “We are working at full speed on a technical solution that we will present to partners, to our customers and to the public as swiftly as possible. Our aim is to inform our customers as quickly as possible, so that their vehicles comply fully with regulations. I assure you that Volkswagen will do everything humanly possible to win back the trust of our customers, the dealerships and the public.”

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand will inform all markets worldwide about how many of vehicles are affected locally, and work on remedial measures in close coordination with the certification authorities. The company claims that the vehicles are and remain technically safe and roadworthy.

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