Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has confirmed that 1.8 million vans sold worldwide were fitted with software that disguises pollution levels during testing.
The manufacturer is not yet able to confirm which van models are affected and in which countries.
Yesterday (September 28), Volkswagen Group named some of the 11 million vehicles globally affected, including the sixth generation Golf (2008-12), seventh generation Passat (2010-2014) and Tiguan (2007-15).
The brand reiterated that new diesel vehicles with Euro 6 engines on sale across Europe now are not affected, including the current Golf, Touran and Passat.
Dr. 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.”