Seat UK scores a deal to supply up to 100 new Ibiza superminis to blue chip support services company Babcock International Group PLC. Under the contract, Babcock's specialist fleet team will start with a group of 15 contender cars. The employees in Babcock’s engineering training division will be supplied with this batch of Spanish superminis.
To make the decision, Babcock had considered factors like environmental issues, costs and safety considerations until finally, there were only two cars being considered. Seat won after the Babcock team did a trial on the two vehicles.
What Babcock specifically chose was the ultra-frugal Ibiza 5dr 1.2 TDI E Ecomotive in luxurious S Copa trim. Its fuel economy is excellent, returning as much as 91.1 mpg and emitting only 92 g/km.
It’s also very luxurious with a set of 15-inch alloy wheels, cruise control and air conditioning – which are all offered as standard equipment. Buying the Ibiza for a fleet makes a lot of business sense actually.
The car has extremely low emissions, making it qualify for both Road Tax and London Congestion Charge exemptions.
With this model, a basic rate tax payer will incur the company car BIK with only £30.64 each month. During the Scottish Car of the Year Awards, this very frugal Ibiza was named as Eco Car of the Year.
When compared to other models in its class, it is one of the most concerned about the environment. However, it’s very fun as well. Babcock Group Fleet Manager Roland Puckett said that the SEAT was chosen due to the combination of low CO2, low BIK and high MPG aside from its numerous safety features.