Seat is cleaning up its range in 2022 and removing certain engines, deemed too unpopular or too malussées.
Like other manufacturers before it, Seat is cleaning up its engine range at the start of 2022. The Spanish manufacturer removes the least sold versions from some of its models, and by extension some of the most affected by the malus. Engines with the lowest sales mix therefore disappear from the catalogue.
More CNG for the Arona…
Apart from the Ibiza, all models are affected. Thus, the Arona loses its natural gas engine, the 90 bhp 1.0 TGI three-cylinder petrol engine combined with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The choice therefore falls on the other engines in the catalogue: 1.0 TSI 95 hp, 1.0 TSI 110 hp or 1.5 TSI 150 hp. The urban SUV remains displayed at €17,990 in its entry-level Reference.
The Leons and Atecas lose the 1.5 TSI of 150 hp associated with a manual gearbox and the 2.0 TSI of 190 hp associated with the DSG box. The 1.5 TSI 150 hp equipped with a DSG gearbox remains available, being potentially more popular than the manual gearbox version. On the Ateca, the 150 hp 2.0 TDI diesel engine suffered the same fate: the BVM6 variant disappeared, giving way to the DSG7 version with or without 4Drive all-wheel drive.
Less choice for the Leon and Ateca
The Leon still offers a wide choice. In essence, we find the 1.0 TSI 110 hp BVM6, as well as the 1.0 eTSI (light hybrid) 110 hp DSG7, the 1.5 eTSI 150 hp associated with a DSG7 or the rechargeable hybrid of 204 hp, connected to a DSG6 box this time. The Leon still offers two diesel blocks in the catalog, a 2.0 TDI available in 115 and 150 hp, as well as a CNG variant with the 130hp 1.5 TGI associated with the DSG7 gearbox. This association is just under 30,000 €. The entry-level Leon is displayed at €22,400.
For the Ateca (from €23,900), the choice is narrower. We find in essence the three-cylinder 1.0 TSI of 110 ch, obligatorily in BVM6, and the four-cylinder 1.5 TSI of 150 ch associated with the box DSG7 only. Diesel side, two proposals: a 2.0 TDI 115ch BVM6, or the same 2.0 TDI pushed to 150ch. This is necessarily associated with the DSG7 automatic gearbox and can receive 4Drive all-wheel drive.
Diesel or plug-in hybrid only for the Tarraco
Finally, for the Tarraco, the brand’s 7-seater SUV, it’s a cold shower. The model is deprived of the 1.5 TSI 150, whether with the BVM6 or the DSG7. At the same time, the latter had the highest penalty in the range with nearly €7,500. The Iberian SUV focuses on diesel with a 2.0 TDI available in 150 and 200 hp, and especially on the recent rechargeable hybrid version e-Hybrid of 245 hp. Automatically, its price increases, since the entry level is now displayed from 40,250 € against 34,680 € last summer.