The German carmaker has offered to pay drivers in Germany up to €10,000 to trade in their older diesel cars for newer, cleaner models, as it attempts to diffuse political pressure over the pollution of diesel cars.
VW’s brands include Audi, Porsche, Skoda and Seat.
A meeting is being held on Thursday afternoon between the various VW brand executives in the UK to decide whether to roll out such a programme in Britain, one person with knowledge of the meeting said.
A public announcement of a similar scheme in the UK may follow the event, the person said.
A Volkswagen Group spokesman said: “We’re at an early stage at the moment but each of the Volkswagen Group UK brands will be considering the benefits of such a scheme in the UK.”
BMW announced its own UK diesel trade-in scheme on Wednesday, allowing drivers of older models to collect up to £2,000 towards new hybrid or electric cars in its range.