In the last few days the SEAT Ateca has been in the spotlight. First I inform you about the temporary suspension of sales of SEAT Ateca 2.0 TDI 150 CV 4×2 without a clear motive apparent. We wanted to inquire more on this topic and discovered that this version of the first SUV of the brand had not yet been approved. Now after so much turmoil, finally we know the solution to the problem: a system AdBlue to reduce NOx emissions.
The decision of the SEAT has been that all the Ateca 2.0 TDI 150 HP is I install an SCR system (selective catalytic reduction). Its operation is simple and effective, this valve is responsible for injecting the AdBlue ® (formed by a mixture of urea and demineralized water) and so to reduce the emissions of the exhaust gases. The installation of this system in all the units of this version is what has caused by the temporal delay of your arrival.
This system itself that was present in the variant with all-wheel drive and that has been the reason I passed the certification and has not been withdrawn. It also appears in other vehicles in the VAG Group such as the Volkswagen Tiguan. One of the dilemmas generated by the incorporation of the SCR system is the increase in their costs of production. It is not yet clear if the Ateca 2.0 TDI 150 CV 4×2 will return with the same price with the one that was marketed or if it will cost more than before.
Meanwhile, the SEAT already moved tab in our country by offering compensation to those who had reserved this version of the SUV. Up to the time could be about 900 units Ateca 2.0 TDI 150 HP reserved in our country before knowing the problem. Those who picked up the variant with change manual and were offered the same vehicle with traction 4×4 (additional costs of 2.760 euros). Those who chose the automatic change DSG are offered the motor 2.0 TDI 190 HP 4×4 (additional costs of 4.720 euros).
Source – Expansion