Currently reading: Volkswagen reveals final CO2 changes for Golf, Passat and Scirocco models
Updated CO2 figures have been released for the last batch of vehicles to be re-tested following the emissions scandal, with minor changes across the board
Darren Moss
2 mins read
4 March 2016

Volkswagen has released information on the final three vehicles to be re-tested in the wake of the CO2 emissions scandal.

In November 2015 it was found that some VW Group cars did not meet their stated CO2 emissions targets, and by December it was revealed that nine cars would need to be reclassified, although only six are sold in the UK.

The deviations were found to be only a few grams per kilometre on average, and affect models including the Polo, Scirocco, Jetta, Golf Cabriolet, Passat Alltrack and Passat.

Updated figures for the second batch of vehicles have now been released.

The CO2 figure for the Golf Estate SE 2.0 150 TDI manual has risen from 108g to 110g/km, while the figure for the GT version of the same car has risen from 110g to 112g/km.

The Passat was tested in estate and saloon form in GT and R-Line spec. The CO2 output of the Passat Estate 2.0 TDI 240 DSG grows from 140g to 146g/km, while 5g has been added to the Passat Saloon 2.0 TDI 240 DSG's original 139g/km rating.

The final car in the latest re-test results is the Scirocco in GT, GT Black Edition, R-Line, R-Line Black Edition trim, with the 2.0 TDI 184 manual drivetrain. It saw the biggest increase in CO2 output, growing its original 115g/km rating to 124g/km.

In last month's tests, the Golf Cabriolet 2.0 TDI 110 in S and SE specifications saw CO2 rise from 111g/km to 117g/km.

The Jetta 2.0 TDI 110 manual in S, SE and GT forms saw CO2 emissions reclassified to 109g/km, up from 105g/km. Meanwhile, the Golf 2.0 TDI 150 manual in Match Edition form was reclassified to 109g/km from 106g/km.

Finally, the Golf 2.0 TDI 150 manual in GT Edition and R-line forms had its emissions reclassified to 112g/km, up from 109g/km.

Volkswagen says fewer than 90 retail cars are affected in the UK, and less than 100 fleet vehicles.

The firm says customers already driving those vehicles are not affected by the change, and any customers who have ordered those cars will have the chance to order a different VW car, cancel the order or proceed and acknowledge the higher CO2 values.

Volkswagen will announce details of the final three cars to be re-tested in the coming months.

Earlier this year it was revealed that several Audi and Seat vehicles had also been reclassified, with changes of up to 10g/km applying to some models. However, the VW Group denied it had tried to cover up the changes.


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12 February 2016
Vw saying that only 90 retail cars & 100 fleet cars are affected is designed to hide some of the facts.They are only retesting current models & not the models that are no longer sold but still on the road.When the news first came out no current models were said to be affected.
When are we going to be told how far there emissions were out of there published figures

12 February 2016
are going to get to the bottom of Dieselgate. look what happened with FIFA - a European based organisation as corrupt as they come and blatantly so. Did the EU or any European based organisation take them on? No. We had to wait for the FBI to start their investigation after FIFA officials unwisely used the US banking system. Following that there were arrests, extradition warrants etc. The same thing is happening with VW. They are trying to limit the fallout from the scandal and claiming tiny increases in CO2 and only on a tiny number of cars and the EU is happy to accept that. In the USA the Californian EPA has rejected VW's "fixes" for the dirty filthy diesels outright and New Mexico has started legal action against VW. The Federal EPA has filed charges against VW. Given that every state can do the same as New Mexico the fines from states alone could wipe out VW. It will be justly deserved.

6 March 2016
How true. Here in the US they are going gang busters on Fifa, The Olymics and VW. They pretty well ignore anything going on here in the US! Their Fifa work has amazed Americans, most of whom do not even know what a Fifa is.

As you say, if it was left to the EC, none of these scandals would have ever emerged.And VW is treating European consumers with the contempt their authorities deserve.And they keep revealing what level of fines per car would be acceptable in the market for failing to reach the legal requirements ten years ago! Here owners and prospective buyers are being offered a thousand dollars or more to buy a VW. But this is probably more to do with very dull US only models leading to a big fall in what was already a low demand.

12 February 2016
Is there an end in sight to the deceitful practices of the Volkswagen Group? European authorities lack of interest and action suggests collusion at the highest levels.

4 March 2016
fadyady wrote:

Is there an end in sight to the deceitful practices of the Volkswagen Group? European authorities lack of interest and action suggests collusion at the highest levels.

You make having sour grapes look effortless. How's the Passat?

4 March 2016
I wonder if the published fuel consumption figures are affected too, they were with the (secret) Audi and Seat revisions.

4 March 2016
Really, Autocar! At least until someone outside Europe catches Volkswagen and the subsidiaries with pants around the ankles, again!

5 March 2016
As the Co2 changes are taking some cars to a higher emissions band therefore a more expensive band how is this not affecting existing owners?

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