Volkswagen Auto Group will almost certainly never sell another new diesel vehicle in the U.S., thanks to its dieselgate scandal. But it never said it won’t sell any used diesel models. And this is precisely what will happen with the leftover Porsche Cayenne Diesel inventory, according to Automotive News.
According to the report, which quotes Porsche Cars North America CEO, Klaus Zellmer, there are 1,300 to 1,500 brand-new Cayenne Diesels that have been stuck on lots for about a year due to VW’s stop-sale. Instead of just scrapping these valuable rigs, Porsche will fix their dirty 3.0-liter TDI engines and sell them off as used vehicles.
While the price of these vehicles remains uncertain, chances are they’ll be an outstanding value. Not only will buyers save money this way, but they will also get ultra-low-mileage vehicles in the process.
For now, the timing of these vehicles’ release to the public remains unknown, as U.S. regulators and VW Auto Group have yet to officially announce an agreed-upon repair. With that said, reports last month claimed that VW has a fix ready to go that regulators have informally agreed to. Chances are, we’ll see this fix sometime early next year.
Stay tuned for updated on both these new-used Cayenne Diesels and the VW 3.0-liter TDI fix.