VW say 1.2m UK vehicles affected

Volkswagen has announced how many of its vehicles sold in the UK are affected by the software behind the emissions scandal.

VW have quoted a figure of 1,189,906, including cars with the VW brand, Audi, Seat, Skoda and VW vans.

In the next few days the company will give the vehicle identification numbers to retailers as well as coming up with a process for owners to check if their vehicles are affected.

This follows the news Seats cars, too, are involved in diesel duping scandal.

Number of vehicles involved brand-by-brand:

  • VW – 5m
  • Audi – 2.1m
  • Skoda – 1.2m
  • Seat – 700,000
  • Vans – 1.8m

VW is currently working out how to refit the software in the 11 million diesel engines involved in the emissions scandal and said it would inform customers ‘in the next few weeks and months’ about how refits would take place.