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20 May 2010
20 May 2010
SEAT STEALS THE
· World premiere of revised
· National debut of sporty, all-electric SEAT IBE Concept
· Appearance for plug-in hybrid Leon Twin Drive Ecomotive
Any colour you like, so long as it’s green – that’s SEAT’s unequivocal message at the launch today of the International Eco Friendly Vehicle and Sustainable Mobility Show in Madrid.
The Spanish brand is using the green-themed event to unveil the third generation of the Ibiza Ecomotive, which boasts a new 1.2-litre
Together, these major engineering changes help this left-hand drive version of SEAT’s supermini to an exceptional CO2 figure of just 89 g/km – a joint best-in-class number that makes the SEAT one of the cleanest conventional engined cars on the planet.
Naturally, fuel consumption is just as impressive. The car’s combined figure of 83.1 miles per gallon makes it, similarly, one of the most economical diesel-engined superminis on the market.
Aside from that new engine the technical revisions key to the newcomer’s improved economy and emissions stats include the use, for the first time in an
The arrival of the new Ibiza Ecomotive confirms SEAT’s leadership in the field of green car development and it joins a similarly impressive Ecomotive line-up which now includes the Leon (99 g/km), the Altea and Altea XL (119 g/km) and the
Also on display in
Mass production of the Leon Twin Drive Ecomotive is scheduled for 2014 but, by the beginning of 2011, as many as ten cars will be making their road debut on the streets of
SEAT’s deep-rooted commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its vehicles could not be clearer. In its home market, the Spanish company tops the best-seller list of models that register under 120 g/km, with the
In fact models with emissions of less than 120 g/km make up no less than 60% of SEAT’s domestic sales. This figure rises to 71.2% and 62.3% respectively for the Ibiza and the
The International Eco Friendly Vehicle and Sustainable Mobility Show runs from today until Sunday 23 May in Halls 3 and 5 at the Feria de Madrid Convention Centre.
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