Along with the arrival of the next-generation TDI engines to the Spanish automaker SEAT's lineup, the company's Ecomotive high-milers get updated with an all-new 1.6-liter common-rail diesel
to go with the 1.4-liter 3-cylinder for the Ibiza
. The León, Altea and Altea XL all get the new engine and the reduced emissions that come along with it. The León, which SEAT's equivalent to the Golf
, gets additional low CO2
emissions treatment to reach the 99 g/km mark. This is 20 grams per kilometer less than the current 1.9-liter version. The Altea and Altea XL family haulers get the same engine, but emissions are higher at 119 g/km, still respectable and under the 120 level so important for various European regulations. The three models include features such as Auto Stop&Start, low-rolling resistance tires and aerodynamical improvements.