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Five million Volkswagen passenger cars worldwide in Dieselgate

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The internal evaluation revealed that approximately five million Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand vehicles are affected worldwide, the Volkswagen Group.

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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.

"As previously announced, 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," the company said.

Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand stressed: "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."

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