VW Canada promotes customer incentives in wake of emissions scandal

Volkswagen Canada is offering incentives to attract customers and offset lost sales since its parent company admitted last month that it cheated on government emission tests on diesel-engine models.

Volkswagen says it is offering a choice of lower finance rates, lower lease rates and cash incentives on select vehicles until Nov. 2, 2015 VW scandal

“The incentives were implemented to support our customers and dealers during the period in which our TDI diesel sales remain suspended pending resolution of the recent EPA Notice (from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency),” VW Canada’s spokesman said in an email.

The TDI diesel engines were available on a variety of Volkswagen models that accounted for nearly 22 per cent of VW Canada’s sales before Sept. 22 when the company told dealers to stop selling the models in question.

“That figure is now lower, as all sales since have been of gasoline powered cars,” Volkswagen Canada said Friday.

Source The Canadian Press,