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Repairs on rigged VWs in Cyprus to begin in 2016

Photo: CNA

All vehicles in Cyprus with software falsifying the engine’s emission readings will be repaired with costs covered by Volkswagen AG, the island’s representative Unicars Ltd. told the competition and consumer protection service on Monday.

The service, which falls under the umbrella of the energy ministry said it received written confirmation from Unicars director that all cars with type-EA189 diesel engines (1.2, 1.6, and 2.0 litres) would be repaired, the CNA reported.

The representative will contact affected vehicle owners when they in turn receive information from the Volkswagen technical development department.

The works are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2016 and will last a year.

As far as the 1.2 and 2 litre engines are concerned, Volkswagen has developed a logistic solution that it has already submitted to the German road transport service, Unicars letter said, while Volkswagen will be presenting a logistical upgrade and a technical solution for the 1.6 litre engine changing some of its parts.

The affected vehicles in Cyprus are 480 Volkswagens, 598 Audis, 119 Seats, 103 Skodas, and 49 Volkswagen vans totalling 1,349.

The cars are technically safe and fit for driving.

For more information contact [email protected] or call 80077560.

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