Several months ago we first reported on the new
Seat Ibiza Ecomotive
. Ecomotive is Seat's branding for their most efficient, lowest CO
-emitting models, similar to parent company
BlueMotion. The Ibiza is actually based on the platform of the Volkswagen Polo, with the Ecomotive model being the Spanish translation of the Polo Bluemotion. Like its German sibling, the Ibiza uses the 1.4L turbodiesel mated with improved aerodynamics and low rolling resistance tires. The bottom line is 62 mpg (US) and 99 g/km of CO
. That latter figure is low enough for British buyers to qualify for an exemption from
congestion charges. Deliveries start in Britain in March at a price of £10,495.
[Source: Channel 4]