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VW Group to fit all petrol engines with particulate filters from 2017

The Volkswagen Group is to fit all of its direct injection TSI and TFSI engines with petrol particulate filters from 2017.

VW Group will roll out particulate filters for its petrol-engined models from next year

VW Group will roll out particulate filters for its petrol-engined models from next year

The move will reduce emissions of soot particles by up to 90% and will have a planned roll-out across group models, starting in June 2017 with the 1.4-litre TSI engine in the new Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2.0 TFSI in the Audi A5. Implementation will then follow in further models and engine generations.

Dr Ulrich Eichhorn, head of group research and development, said: “Following increases in efficiency and lower CO2 output, we are now bringing about a sustained reduction in the emission levels of our modern petrol engines by fitting particulate filters as standard.”

He added: “In the future, all models will be equipped with the latest and most efficient SCR catalytic converter technology.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.