The Volkswagen Group has released figures stating that nearly 1.2 million vehicles in the UK are affected by the emissions scandal - nearly ten per cent of those affected worldwide.
A statement released this morning said: "In the coming days, the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) details of affected cars will be released to retailers. In addition, a self-serve process for customers to check if their vehicle is affected will be set up."
The specific numbers of vehicles in the UK are as follows:
Volkswagen Passenger Cars – 508,276
Audi – 393,450
Seat – 76,773
Škoda – 131,569
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles – 79,838
The company has reiterated that all new vehicles currently on sale using Euro 6 engines are unaffected, along with all petrol models, as well as V6 TDI and V8 TDI models.
The statement added: "Affected customers will be contacted with details of a process to get their vehicles corrected in the near future. In the meantime, all vehicles are technically safe and roadworthy."