VW incentives for trading in ‘dirty’ cars
FRANKFURT: Volkswagen AG’s (VW) namesake brand and its upscale sister marque Audi are offering as much as €10,000 (RM50,600) per car in incentives in Germany to trade in older diesel models for new ones that spew out fewer emissions as political pressure to fight pollution intensifies ahead of general elections.
The incentives depended on which model is purchased and the offer was open for owners of cars from rival manufacturers, said VW and Audi in emailed statements yesterday.
VW’s incentives start at €2,000 for the purchase of a new Up! city car and reach €10,000 for a Touareg sport utility vehicle.
The Wolfsburg, Germanybased carmaker is still struggling to draw a line under the dieselemissions scandal that erupted almost two years ago and triggered the worldwide recall of some 11 million cars with rigged software.
VW chief executive officer Matthias Mueller last week confirmed it was offering software fixes for as many as four million diesel cars in Germany across all of the group’s nameplates, including about 2.5 million VWbrand cars that were part of a mandatory recall.