Volkswagen’s Spanish division SEAT has admitted there are around 700,000 cars equipped with the illegal software for the 2.0 TDI engine.

Volkswagen's Spanish division SEAT has admitted there are around 700,000 cars equipped with the illegal software for the 2.0 TDI engine.

We now have a complete image concerning all the cars from the Volkswagen Group affected by the so-called "defeat device" installed to enable the vehicles pass the emissions tests even though in reality these cars have significantly higher emissions.

The Volkswagen core brand was the first to announce they have around 5 million VW-badged vehicles with this software installed on diesel cars equipped with the 2.0 TDI Euro 5-compliant EA 189 engine and then premium marque Audi said there are 2.1 million vehicles with the four ring logo in the same situation. The more humble Skoda brand sold 1.2 million 2.0 TDI-powered cars with the defeat device and earlier today we found out there are 1.8 million VW light commercial vehicles with the same problem.

Now, SEAT says about 700,000 of their cars have the illegal software and more than 3,000 of them are unsold and have already been blocked at dealerships until the issue will be sorted out. Speaking of which, Volkswagen announced a few hours ago that all these diesel cars part of the group are going to be recalled to receive the necessary fix.

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