New SEAT Ibiza EcomotiveSeptember 2, 2008
SEAT will be expanding its recently-launched Ibiza line-up at the forthcoming Paris Motor Show, with the unveiling of the ultra-green Ecomotive model.
Set to make its Show debut on 2 October, the Ecomotive becomes the greenest versions of SEAT’s new supermini.
The next generation Ecomotive, like the current model, has an official carbon dioxide emissions figure of just 99 g/km. That is currently the joint lowest figure of any internal combustion engined-car available in the UK today, which means that the Ecomotive will once again qualify for free road fund licence. However SEAT better be quick, as the forthcoming Fiesta Econetic and Smart fortwo diesel will offer lower emissions.
Available in both 5dr and SC versions, the Ibiza Ecomotive is equipped with an 80 PS 1.4 TDI engine with DPF diesel particulate filter. Its low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are achieved through engine software modifications, as well as enhancements to the gearbox and gear ratios, the fitment of new 175/70 R14 low rolling-resistance tyres and the substitution of the spare wheel for a puncture kit.
Aerodynamic performance has also been analysed, resulting in a new closed front grille and revised rear spoiler which combine to reduce air resistance.
Although launched at the Paris show, the Ibiza Ecomotive won’t arrive in the UK until towards the middle of next year. Prices and specification will be announced nearer that time.
In the meantime, all current Ibiza Ecomotive models are available with 0% finance (over 3 years, with 35% deposit).