Almost 1.2m Volkswagen vehicles in the UK are involved in the diesel emissions scandal that has rocked the German carmaker, underlining the scale of the crisis.
VW said the diesel vehicles include 508,276 Volkswagen cars, 393,450 Audis, 76,773 Seats, 131,569 Skodas and 79,838 Volkswagen commercial vehicles. The total number of cars affected is 1,189,906.
This is the first time that VW has revealed how many of the 11m cars that were fitted with a defeat device to cheat emissions tests were in the UK.
The scale of the number means the UK is likely to be one of the worst affected countries by the scandal.
VW said it will contact customers within the next few days about visiting a mechanic to have their car refitted. The cars affected are fitted with EA 189 EU5 engines.
The company said: “Step by step, affected customers will be contacted, with details of a process to get their vehicles corrected in the near future. In the meantime, all vehicles are technically safe and roadworthy.
“Volkswagen Group UK is committed to supporting its customers and its retailers through the coming weeks.”