More than 1.1 million vehicles in the UK are affected by the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, the company has announced.

The German car-maker said it would inform customers how to get their vehicles "corrected in the near future".

The firm said it would modify diesel vehicles with EA 189 engines.

The models affected are:

508,276

VW passenger cars

79,838

VW commercial cars

393,450

Audis

131,569

Skodas

76,773

Seat models

It said that the details of affected cars would be released to retailers "in the coming days", while a "self-serve process" will be set up for customers to check if their vehicle needs a refit.

A VW statement read:

Step by step, affected customers will be contacted, with details of a process to get their vehicles corrected in the near future.

VW

Last week, it emerged 11 million cars had been fitted with software which allowed them to cheat emissions tests.

VW said it would present its technical solutions to the relevant authorities in October.