Second hand Volkswagens look like holding their worth effectively, a motoring journal says, regardless of the emissions scandal which emerged a yr in the past.
Trade journal What Automotive? says costs of VW fashions haven’t collapsed as may need been anticipated.
VW automobiles that are three years previous, or have accomplished 36,000 miles, are sometimes price 42.21% of their unique worth, the journal stated.
That’s 2.7% decrease than in September 2015, simply earlier than the scandal broke.
Nevertheless, throughout the business as a complete, second hand values have fallen by 2% over the identical timeframe, suggesting that Volkswagens have carried out solely barely worse than the typical automotive available on the market.
“I am certain there are motorists on the market who had been rubbing their fingers in glee on the considered used VW costs falling off a cliff due to the emissions debacle,” stated What Automotive? editor Steve Huntingford.
“That merely hasn’t come to go, nonetheless, and whereas the VW story continues to rumble on a yr after the story first got here to mild, the Golf and Polo are nonetheless among the many hottest new automobiles within the UK.”
The German car-maker admitted on 16 September final yr that software program had switched diesel engines to a “clear mode” at any time when they had been examined for emissions.
VW has recalled 200,000 automobiles within the UK because of this.
However whereas it’s providing to restore them, it isn’t providing homeowners compensation.
VW drivers within the US have been supplied as much as $10,000 every to make up for the deception.
The What Automotive? analysis recommended that automobiles made by VW underneath the Audi model skilled an identical drop in worth to VW-badged automobiles over the previous yr.
It additionally discovered that the worth of second hand Seat and Skoda fashions, additionally made by the VW group, fell by lower than zero.5% over the 12-month interval.