IIRC, the two stroke motors were banded from new sales in India a few years back. Not sure that regulations the motors have to meet, but all the new ones are supposed to be four stroke.Two-stroke scooters are becoming less and less common in Europe. That is not to say that the four-strokes are inherently clean, just cleanER.
"At the moment we assume that we will offer no new diesel vehicles in the U.S," Diess told European business daily Handelsblatt.
Thanks for sharing this info, Lewis. I'm still hoping (a bit less confidently after reading your post...) that I can replace my 2012 Sportwagon with a fixed 2015. Otherwise it's back to the original plan A, from before the whole fiasco: keep the 2012 for 10+ years, just like my previous car.
One thing is for sure: VW will not be profiting from dieselgate.You're welcome. The owner of that VW dealership, I know personally as that's where I purchased my 2012 TDI in October 4 years ago. The dealership is in Corvallis Oregon called Sheppard Motors. I've had nothing but great experiences there and believe what he had to say. He did also say, that said that electrification is the main focus of VW now. He thought there will be a demand for existing diesel cars in the US in terms of their being worth enough money to keep, if there is going to be proper repairs done to the cars that won't compromise the way they run long-term. My personal opinion is if it was easy, VW would have released the data on exactly what the repairs will do to the emission systems and how performance will change and that information should have been released months ago so owners of these cars could make a logical decision to keep the car and they fix money, or get the larger package buyback money. They're not giving us a logical choice, it's as if they're pushing us towards wanting to do the buyback amounts and then get all their cars and sell them in Europe somewhere for a profit.