This is a pan VAG group problem. According to VAG (esp VW) have been so focused on un-fugging the emissions scandal (and let -go/sackedso many powertrain engineers) they have "struggled" preparing for WLTP. It has been reported in the German Press that since July that VW has been build WLTP compliant Golfs but because they have not completed formal certification they cannot be sold. VW has leased several old runways and parked up brand (customer) new cars pending approval for sale (and even the new uncompleted airport in Berlin has 10,000 cars parked up on it). Last I read was that July deliveries would take place earliest Oct this year and that VW had set aside €1Bn to cover the cost of this farce. Currently there are no deliveries of Golf/Tiguan and Polo variants! It is anticipated that between 200,000 and 250,000 vehicles will be delayedDashnine wrote: ↑Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:37 pmI’ve been lurking on the Skoda Kodiaq forum. Cars are piling up in quarantine compounds as they don’t have WLTP certification for the particular engine / gearbox / option combination. Apparently options with major weight implications (pano roof, spare wheel, etc.) have to be tested independently!
Cars ordered in June are being quoted for January delivery even though they were built in August....
No wonder sales are down all over the place.
A work colleague has just had his order cancelled by VW for a Tiguan diesel as his June build slot had been pushed back to "atleast Nov" for an R Line Petrol! In Germany the problem has also been compounded by massive demand as VW had been running its own diesel scrappage scheme.
Follow this link to see some Images about the scope of the problem/solution:
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And don't forget the 100,000s of diesel powered VW's parked up in the US awaiting rectification (and re-certification) or scrapping.
The VW story is ridiculous as manufacturers have known this new standard was coming for years, but it has also caught out the likes of BMW and Porche as they have chosen to drop a a number variants rather than re-test. I have to say JLR do seem to be reasonably on the ball about WLTP compliance (which is a good thing) and for Merc have had all cars made since either June 1st or July 1st Euro 6d TEMP compliant (which is good for me ).
You are right about individual cars being tested dependant upon option combo's. My wifes Merc arrived with 50 miles on it, as it was re-checked after production due to it being a "heavy" spec, and mine was held at the factory for two weeks before release for the same reason. Also cars are now pulled at random from production lines and checked for compliance.