Fiat diesel models and AdBlue®
Fiat wants to equip all its new vehicles with AdBlue® tanks in response to the new Euro VI standard
As of 2016, no Fiat model has SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology that uses AdBlue® liquid solution. In 2017, the new Euro VI standard will require manufacturers to further reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel vehicles. In response to this new regulation, the Italian subsidiary of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Group intends to adopt SCR catalyst technology.
Which models are most likely to be equipped with AdBlue®?
To date, no official information is available on this subject. We eagerly await the launch of the new range to see whether it will feature this technology. Rumours surrounding the next Euro VI Fiat engines suggest that the Ducato will comply with Euro VI without using AdBlue®, and the more powerful 3.0-litre, 180-h.p. engine will be withdrawn.
Pending Euro VI c, Fiat is undergoing a “voluntary” audit to ensure compliance of its diesel models with Euro VI b
In late January, Fiat conducted an internal audit of its diesel models to improve its engines’ pollution control in actual driving conditions. In addition, the Italian FCA subsidiary updated the on-board system for some of its engines.
However, models affected by the update will not be recalled as a result of this internal survey. This is simply an option that will be offered to vehicle owners when they visit their Fiat dealerships.