Volkswagen has updated the carbon dioxide emission ratings for various cars in its portfolio in the backdrop of the diesel gate scandal. Many of the analysts believe this is just a normal procedure which car manufacturers follow.
As for the models which have received updates on the emission ratings, are Volkswagen Polo, Golf, Passat, and the Touareg SUV. This has come amid Volkswagen's recent settlement in the U.S. for $14.7 billion for vehicles affected by the 2015 emission scandal.
The company said that in the interest of the customers with the stated fuel efficiency numbers that are closer to real-world driving conditions, Volkswagen has voluntarily made minor changes to the internal parameters for the homologation tests.
They further added that as a result of the above exercise, slight modifications have been made to the brochure data for some of the model variants going forward.
Also, the company said that these changes will not have any impact on customers' actual real-world consumption figures.
The most or the biggest change in figures was seen in the Golf 1.6 TDI engine with manual gearbox. The model has been updated from 99g/km to 103g/km.
The VW Polo 1.0 MPI 60's emission ratings have been updated to 108g/km from the previous 106g/km.
Other models have undergone changes on the CO2 emission levels include the Beetle, Jetta, Sharan, and Touran.
With both the petrol and the diesel model going through the updates, some of the model showed decrease in the ratings, this included all Tiguan S models and the Touran 2.0 TDI 150 DSG.