...and pro­motes trade ins of older diesel mod­els

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With the VW Group Diesel­gate emis­sion scan­dal rum­bling on, Porsche has an­nounced a re­call of 21,500 diesel-pow­ered Cayennes. In agree­ment with the Ger­man Fed­eral Motor Trans­port Au­thor­ity (KBA), Porsche has re­called Cayenne 3.0-litre V6 Diesel mod­els in the EU6 emis­sions class. Mean­while, Porsche has also in­sti­tuted what you might call its own diesel scrap­page scheme.

Ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties in the engine con­trol soft­ware were dis­cov­ered dur­ing in­ter­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tions and Porsche says it passed on its find­ings di­rectly to the KBA. As part of the re­call, a soft­ware up­date has been agreed with the KBA as a cor­rec­tive mea­sure. Ve­hi­cles in Europe from model years 2014 to 2017 are af­fected, in­clud­ing 6000 in Ger­many.

In­trigu­ingly, Porsche pointed out that it does not de­velop or man­u­fac­ture diesel en­gines it­self, per­haps to dis­tance it­self from ac­cu­sa­tions of sub­terfuge. How­ever, Porsche does con­cede that as a ve­hi­cle man­u­fac­turer it must ac­cept full re­spon­si­bil­ity with re­gard to its cus­tomers.

The re­call is ex­pected to be­gin in au­tumn 2017. Ve­hi­cle own­ers will be con­tacted di­rectly by their rel­e­vant dealer net­work. A visit to the near­est work­shop, which will take around one hour, will be ar­ranged as soon as pos­si­ble and will be han­dled free of charge. In­de­pen­dently of the agreed re­call, Porsche is con­tin­u­ing to carry out in­ter­nal in­spec­tions of its ve­hi­cles to iden­tify any fur­ther potential op­ti­mi­sa­tions. In ad­di­tion, the com­pany is still work­ing in close co­op­er­a­tion with the au­thor­i­ties, es­pe­cially the KBA, in all mat­ters.

As for the afore­men­tioned scrap­page scheme, it amounts to a 5000 Euro dis­count for any cus­tomer trad­ing in a diese­lengined car in the Euro 1 to Euro 4 emis­sions classes for a new Porsche diesel model. The scheme is valid now and will be ac­tive un­til 31st De­cem­ber.

Porsche is re­call­ing 21,500 diesel Cayennes for a spot of remap­ping. Mean­while it has im­ple­mented its own scrap­page scheme, of­fer­ing a 5000 Euro dis­count on new diesel Porsches against older Euro 1 to Euro 4 diesel pow­ered cars

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