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VW Will Start Selling Fixed TDIs

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VW Will Start Selling Fixed TDIs

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI engine (Credit: Volkswagen)

You’re about to start seeing more Volkswagen TDIs on American roads. The EPA just gave the automaker the all-clear signal to pump 67,000 2015 models back into the market. Included in that number are 12,000 vehicles that have just been hanging out at dealerships, waiting for this moment.

Of course, each of these vehicles needs to be modified first, because of the emissions cheat measures VW used on them. This includes updating the software on these TDIs. Some mechanical changes are part of the required updates, but Volkswagen and the EPA haven’t revealed exactly what those are.

If you think that’s a lot of diesel-powered Volkswagens that are being unleashed, consider this: about half a million TDIs were involved in the Dieselgate scandal. That’s plenty of other vehicles that are still sitting in limbo.

This move doesn’t meant Volkswagen is looking to get back into the diesel game. At least until the end of the 2018 model year, the company won’t be bringing any new TDIs to America.

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Steven has been writing about cars and other transportation issues worldwide for over ten years. His love for cars started long before he can remember, with Corvettes and 911s being his first car-crushes. Since then, he has owned many types of vehicles and has come to appreciate a wide variety of models, the diverse car culture groups, and the automotive industry in general.

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