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SEAT has 700,000 cars involved in the emissions scandal

Published 29 September 2015

SEAT is the latest of Volkswagen's brands to get caught up in the emissions scandal, as the company confirmed that 700,000 SEAT cars are fitted with illegal software to cheat the NOx emissions test.

The Spanish firm said that it has 700,000 cars fitted with the suspect EA 189 engines. Volkswagen Group has 11 million cars worldwide with engines that will need to be recalled.

It is unclear at this stage as to how many cars are affected in the UK, but SEAT said that  it was seeking to determine how many were sold in each market.

Also fitted with the suspect software were five million Volkswagen brand cars, 2.1 million Audi models and 1.2 million cars from Skoda.

SEAT and Volkswagen-Audi Spain on Tuesday ordered a suspension of sales of all SEAT, Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda and Volkswagen commercial vehicles with the EA 189 diesel engine. It said this decision would affect 3,320 vehicles currently in stock.

Read all the latest news on the emissions scandal

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