Emissions standards:

Since 1992, the European Union (EU) has imposed strict limits on the emissions of vehicles. These are referenced as ‘Euro’ standards. Euro 6 is the latest iteration of these standards. A breakdown of the different ‘Euro’ standards levels can be found below.

You can also find the specific fuel, CO2 and tax data for your vehicle by visiting the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) website or by contacting SEAT on 08 08 5 222 222.

Euro standard
Introduction date
Emission limits
New type approvals
All new registrations
Petrol NOx
Diesel NOx
Diesel particulate matter (PM)
Euro-1
1 July 1992
31 December 1992
0.97g/km*
0.97g/km*
0.14g/km
Euro-2
1 January 1996
1 January 1997
0.5g/km*
0.9g/km* (direct injection)
0.1g/km
Euro-3
1 January 2000
1 January 2001
0.15g/km
0.5g/km
0.05g/km
Euro-4
1 January 2005
1 January 2006
0.08g/km
0.25g/km
0.025g/km
Euro-5
1 September 2009
1 January 2011
0.06g/km
0.18g/km
0.005g/km
Euro-6
1 September 2014
1 September 2015
0.06g/km
0.08g/km
0.0045g/km

*includes NOx and HC
Source: SMMT; 2017

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