The new SEAT Leon Ecomotive and TGI: Performance with outstanding efficiency
SEAT will be announcing two exciting new versions to the Leon range, along with the new Leon ST. The two new versions are Leon Ecomotive and Leon TGI; which both form the same characteristics of low running costs.
The new Leon 1.6 TDi Ecomotive returns 85.6 mpg in all three body styles (fiver-door, SC, ST), making it the most efficient Leon ever. In the UK. its 87 g/km CO2 rating puts it into VED band A, meaning £0 first year VED and £0 thereafter.
The Leon 1.4 TGI is the second newcomer, and is engineered to run on compressed natural gas (CNG), and has a very impressive CO2 figure of 97 g/km. Both models share the sporty performance of a 110 PS engine, combined with the agile and precise handling of every Leon.
Like every Leon, the Ecomotive features Start/Stop and brake Energy Recovery, and in addition it has as specially adapted six-speed manual transmission and tyres with low rolling resistance. Extra features include optimised aerodynamics, comprising a lower body shell, featuring closed-off cooling apertures at the front, additional under-body panels, and a roof spoiler with side spoilers at the rear windscreen.
The unique combination of highly emotional design, precise dynamics and exceptionally low running costs also applies to the second newcomer to the SEAT family; the Leon TGI. Its newly developed 1.4-litre direct injection, turbocharged engine can run on either petrol or compressed natural gas (CNG).
Unfortunately, there are currently no plans to launch the Leon TGI in the UK, but the exciting prospect is still there.