In the last days the SEAT Ateca has State in the point of view. First, we inform you about the temporary suspension of sales of the SEAT Ateca 2.0 TDI 150 CV 4 × 2 no clear apparent reason. Wanted to investigate more in this topic and found that this version of the first SUV of the brand still not had been approved. Now after much confusion, at last we know the solution to the problem: a system AdBlue to reduce NOx emissions.
The SEAT decision has been to all the Ateca 2.0 TDI 150 CV be installed them a system SCR (selective catalytic reduction). Its operation is simple and effective, this valve is responsible for injecting the AdBlue (consisting of a mixture of urea and distilled water) and thus reducing the exhaust emissions. The installation of this system in all units of this version is what has caused the temporary delay of arrival.
This system that was present in the variant with traction total and that has been the reason of that passed the approval and not has been withdrawn. It also appears in other vehicles of the Group VÄG as the Volkswagen Tiguan. One of the dilemmas that generates the incorporation of the system SCR is the increase in their cost of production. It is not yet clear if the Ateca 2.0 TDI 150 CV 4 × 2 will return with the same price that was sold or if it will cost more than before.
Meanwhile, SEAT already moved tab in our country offering compensation to those who had reserved this version of the SUV. So far could be around 900 units in Ateca 2.0 TDI 150 CV booked our country before meeting the problem. Those who caught the variant with manual gearbox were offered the same vehicle with traction 4 × 4 (extra charge of 2.760 euros). To those who chose to change automatic DSG were offered motor 2.0 TDI 190 HP 4 × 4 (surcharge of 4,720 euros).
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