Porsche Has a Plan for its Idled Diesel Inventory

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There are presently more than 1 thousand 2014 by way of 2016 model year Cayenne TDIs in the United States that Porsche can not sell, all thanks to VW Group’s ongoing emissions fiasco. You may well be asking yourself what Porsche plans to do with its cease-sale utility vehicles. Recycle them? Ship them all to Germany? Burn them on the world’s largest-ever funeral pyre?

If things go according to plan, there will be excellent news for any individual in the market for a utilised Porsche Cayenne with a diesel motor and incredibly low miles.

As soon as Porsche has an authorized emissions fix for the 3.-liter diesel-powered crossover, it plans to sell the virtually 1,500 automobiles as utilised cars. Beyond the subversive computer software utilized to cheat emissions testing, there is nothing at all technically incorrect with the Cayennes. Nevertheless, they’ve remained struck on dealership lots for over a year simply because of a quit-sale order. Whilst Volkswagen Group has reportedly reached an agreement with U.S. regulators on how to fix its 3.-liter diesels, Porsche nevertheless has to await final approval from the courts on how to proceed.

Automotive News caught Porsche Cars North America CEO Klaus Zellmer discussing the matter at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Zellmer said that the firm will repair the 10,000 affected diesel Cayennes with owners and then repair the nearly 1,500 sitting on dealer lots.

“Then they’re going to be sold as utilised cars,” Zellmer explained in the course of an interview. “They will be low-mileage, really eye-catching utilized automobiles, primarily based on the age of the vehicle. There’s constantly a market place for any car. You just have to get the price tag appropriate.”

If you want to lay your hands on a Porsche diesel, this may be your last chance to do so. Whilst Volkswagen is abandoning the TDI powerplant in North America entirely, Audi of America’s Scott Keogh recommended that the Q7 TDI could come back at some point. Whilst that implies the Cayenne Diesel may well return also, the prospects have settled in some really murky waters. Nonetheless, it can be mentioned with some degree of certainty that this is the final diesel Porsche we’re most likely to see in the U.S. for a although.

As for the remaining diesel crossovers allocated to the U.S.?

“They stayed in Germany,” Zellmer said. “We do not have to take care of those. So we’re really in fairly good shape. As soon as we have the tactical fix, we’re rather confident.”

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Volkswagen 2-Liter Diesel Repair Plan Will not Be Ready by Deadline

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Volkswagen won’t be meeting a March 24 deadline to outline a diesel fix for U.S. regulators, Automotive News reports.

Volkswagen brand chief Herbert Diess produced the admission in a German newspaper on March 5, claiming it will take the embattled business months, not weeks, to operate out a repair for automobiles affected by the the diesel emissions scandal.

The business has been possessing difficulty coming up with a strategy to modify hundreds of thousands of diesel automobiles sold in the U.S. in order to meet state and federal guidelines. Any fix to cars that left the factory with an emissions-cheating defeat device would have to meet the approval of the Environmental Protection Agency, California Air Sources Board, and U.S. Division of Justice.

Final week, a U.S. District Court judge turned up the heat on Volkswagen by issuing a deadline for the repair — a date that will now have to be ignored.

“I think we have good chances to obtain an agreement with the authorities in the United States in the subsequent months,” Diess told the Wolfsburger Allgemeine Zeitung.

In January, a lawyer functioning for Volkswagen said in court that the organization was ready to get back autos that couldn’t be fixed in a timely manner, as nicely as those that couldn’t be fixed at all.

Older Volkswagen TDI models sold in the U.S. would probably require substantial perform performed to bring their emissions up to acceptable levels. Even if a software fix was capable to bring the older engines into compliance without greater modifications, owners would suffer a noticeable erosion of efficiency and fuel economy.

Final October, Volkswagen of America boss Michael Horn told Congress that the bulk of the cars impacted by the scandal in the U.S. had been older models.

Horn’s statements had been the initial indication that Volkswagen might be ready to purchase affected cars.


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