Volkswagen Group's Seat unit said it has stopped sales of its cars equipped with diesel engines at the heart of the VW emissions cheating scandal.
Seat said it equipped about 700,000 models with the EA189 diesel engine that VW said last week has software "irregularities."
The brand is currently calculating how many of the cars were sold in each national market, Seat said in a statement. The brand has decided to "temporarily suspend" sales and deliveries of any Seat car equipped with the EA189 diesel engine, the statement said.
"There only remains a small stock of vehicle with this kind of engine in Spain, just a little more than 3,000 cars, and we've told showrooms to put these cars aside," a Seat spokesman said.
VW has said that as many as 11 million vehicles have engines installed that carry the software capable of cheating emissions tests, including 5 million at its namesake brand, 2.1 million at Audi, 1.2 million at Skoda and 1.8 million light commercial vehicles.
New VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller said Monday that the number of cars affected may be lower than 11 million as the program is only activated in some of them.
Reuters contributed to this report