SEAT Alhambra EcomotiveOctober 22, 2008
The new SEAT Alhambra Ecomotive provides seven-seat motoring and CO2 emissions
of just 159 g/km. The 140 PS 2.0-litre TDI returns 47.1 mpg combined
(or 57.6 mpg extra urban) – significant improvements over the standard
car’s figures of 42.8 mpg and 49.6 mpg respectively.
The Alhambra Ecomotive achieves this through lowered sports suspension to reduce drag, significant changes to the engine management system to boost economy, and the use of low friction 195/60 tyres on 16” steel rims. It also has a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) to clean up exhaust emissions.
The Alhambra Ecomotive, launched to the world at the Madrid Motor Show this summer and arriving in UK showrooms now, has performed its first official function as the chosen vehicle for the recent ‘Climate Change, Awareness and Action’ meeting in Seville.
Organised by the Biosphere Foundation and the Spanish arm of former US Vice-President Al Gore’s grass-roots environmental movement – The Climate Project – the meeting brought together 200 key figures from the worlds of politics, society and culture to discuss the latest developments in the fight against climate change. SEAT donated the use of several new Alhambra Ecomotives to the climate change event.