VW to release repair for vehicles affected by emissions scandal, says chief executive

Volkswagen chief executive Matthias Müller told business managers that VW will deliver technical details on fixing vehicles fitted with emissions-rigging application. Photograph: Julian Stratenschulte/AFP/Getty Photos

Volkswagen chief executive Matthias Müller has mentioned the company will provide technical information on fixing vehicles fitted with emissions-rigging computer software to German regulators by the finish of the month.

According to a copy of a speech he gave to business managers at Volkswagen headquarters on Monday, Müller said the Federal Motor Transport Authority has signed off on a software update to fix affected 2-litre diesel motors. The regulator has also provided the “basic go” to a repair for the 1.6-litre vehicles that will also involve replacing an air filter cartridge and grill. Particulars are getting finalized on a computer software repair for 1.2-litre motors.

Müller mentioned most of the affected automobiles would not need significant work. He stated: “For about 90% of the group’s automobiles in Europe the solutions are confirmed. The expense for the retrofitting is technically, physically and financially manageable.”

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European sales for the Volkswagen Group dropped .eight% final month, even though its European marketplace share slipped to 25.2% in October, down from 26.1% in the same month final year.

VW’s mass industry brands suffered sales falls final month, as Seat fell 11.two%, Skoda declined two.9% and the essential VW brand slipped .4%.

However, VW’s premium brands – Audi and Porsche – appear to have been untouched by the scandal, with sales rising 3.five% and 13.3% respectively.

Because vehicle deliveries generally take place a number of weeks after buy choices, the full repercussions of the scandal, which began with VW’s admission on 18 September that diesel engine emission tests had been rigged, are anticipated to turn into much more apparent in information for November.

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