This constitutes a real technological achievement and makes the vehicle ready for the stricter CO2 regulations that will come into force over the next few years.
Sub 100g/km CO2 emissions
A few days ago we brought you news on the next generation Seat Ibiza, but before the time comes to replace the current generation Seat has revealed their least environmentally taxing car ever. We are a bit confused why Seat repeatedly says the car protects the environment while it is in fact damaging it less than say a gas-guzzling SUV or sports car. Otherwise, the Seat Ibiza Ecomotive emits just 99 g/km of CO2 while consuming just 3.8 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers.
These economical achievements are mainly due to newly developed ECU software, new gear ratios, low-friction tires and a diesel particlate filter (DFP). The engine used is the 1.4 liter TDI which produces 80 hp with maximum torque of 195 Nm. Aerodynamicly the car has been altered too, dropping the drag coefficient to 0.3 (instead of the regular 0.315). The Ibiza Ecomotive also has had a weight reduction and weighs in at 1,084 kg by loosing the electric windows, central locking and the spare tire which is replaced with tire repair kit. No safety features have been sacrificed to weight saving.