Frankfurt Preview: Seat shows the Ecomotive Leon, Altea and Altea XL

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2009

Seat is adding three new models to its Ecomotive range that will be launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week. The models Altea, Altea XL, and Leon feature a common-rail 104bhp 1.6-litre TDI engine to improve fuel consumption and a new diesel particulate filter to lower emissions. The models also feature stop-start technology.

While Altea and Altea XL have CO2 emissions of 119g/km, Leon manages 99g/km. This is a 20g/km improvement over the model it replaces. All models are fitted with low resistance tires a gear change indicator. Official performance and fuel consumption figures will be announced at the motor show.

For the coming Frankfurt Motor Show, SEAT plans to display the ECOMOTIVE versions of its Altea, Altea XL, and Leon models. These three models are the most current releases in the Spain-based automakers strategy of making vehicles that are environmentally responsible.

The three models feature important improvements increasing fuel economy while reducing emissions. The ECOMOTIVE variants of the Altea and ALtea XL being exhibited in Germany will be part of the SEAT’s ECOMOTIVE line along with the Alhambra, Ibiza, and Leon.

There are a lot of expectations for the Altea and Altea XL as the three current ECOMOTIVE models are considered the ‘greenest’ cars of their individual classes. Take the Ibiza ECOMOTIVE for example, CO2 emissions have been measured at 98 g/km.

First presented as a concept early this year during the Geneva Motor Show, the Leon ECOMOTIVE meanwhile has 99 g/km of CO2 emissions. Finally, the seven-seater ECOMOTIVE Alhambra has just 159 g/km of CO2 emissions.

As standard equipment, SEAT’s ECOMOTIVE line has the 1.6-liter TDI CR engine delivering 105 hp and has a DPF particulate filter and even the revolutionary common rail fueling technology. Combined, all of these elements lower fuel consumption and the emission levels.

Figures show that both the ECOMOTIVE versions of the Altea and Altea XL have managed to register 119 g/km of CO2 emissions. The Leon ECOMOTIVE comes in at 99 g/km. Clearly the three new additions can be considered as the most environment-friendly for their class.

Leon’s original model has the 1.9-liter TDI engine providing 105 hp and the ECOMOTIVE version lowers the emissions values by as much as 20 g/km. This is due to the inclusion of the Auto Start/Stop and the energy regenerative functions which is combined with the engineering improvements on the 1.6-liter common rail diesel engine.

Press Release

Seat Altea, Altea XL and Leon Ecomotive

SEAT is exhibiting new ECOMOTIVE versions of the recently-revised Altea, Altea XL and Leon at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. The three newcomers are the latest products of the Spanish maker’s strategy to manufacture environmentally responsible vehicles. Importantly, all three feature significant economy-minded improvements to further boost their frugality and reduce harmful exhaust emissions.

The ECOMOTIVE versions of the new Altea and Altea XL on show in Germany join the SEAT Ibiza, Leon and Alhambra ECOMOTIVE line-up for the first time. And they have a lot to live up to as the three existing ECOMOTIVE models are among the ‘greenest’ cars in their respective classes.

Today’s Ibiza ECOMOTIVE, for instance, emits just 98 g/km of CO2, the Leon ECOMOTIVE, presented in concept form at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, records only 99 g/km in official tests while the capacious and ultra-practical seven-seat Alhambra ECOMOTIVE registers a remarkable 159 g/km of CO2.

The new ECOMOTIVE range is fitted with the very latest 105 hp 1.6 TDI CR engine, and boasts both a DPF particulate filter and cutting edge common rail fuelling technology as standard. Together, these features help to considerably lower both fuel consumption figures and emissions levels.

The new Altea and Altea XL ECOMOTIVE register emissions of only 119 g/km, while the figure on the new Leon ECOMOTIVE is only 99 g/km, making them among the most environmentally responsible models in their segment.

The Leon ECOMOTIVE’s emissions figure has been reduced by a whopping 20 g/km compared to the 105 hp 1.9 TDI engine thanks to the addition of the Auto Start/Stop and energy recuperation functions, allied to the engineering advances provided by the 1.6 Diesel common rail engine.

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