Sunday, May 29, 2011

2011 SEAT Leon Ecomotive Review

Seat Leon Ecomotive presents the latest technologies, such as the headquarters for the first time the Start / Stop technology, Brake Energy and Recovery. Elegant brand new five-seat Spanish emphasizes self-determination leading to the area of ​​environmentally responsible motoring.


It is perhaps not surprising that the recent Leo sees its CO2 emissions of just 99 g / km (the same as the original Ibiza Ecomotive), while the combined fuel economy figure of 74.3 mpg, giving a series of nearly 900 miles between Leon full.

Even in the city with an official figure of 60.1 miles per gallon in urban areas, the new owners of the Leon Ecomotive, which we expect much less frequent refueling stops.


Among the key features of the economy improved the car's performance and emissions, compared to the already economical Ecomotive Leon is leaving his use of a new 1.6-liter TDI engine with common rail technology and last (DPF Filter Particulate) new start / stop technology and new SEAT Brake Energy Recovery System.

A speedometer recommended helps the operator select the optimum ratio for economic surveillance, whereas low rolling resistance tires on the new economy Leon boost. Subtle but important improvements to Leo already slippery aerodynamic shape ECOMOTIVE complete treatment.


Despite a drop in the engine, the new engine meets EU5 Leon still offers up to 105 horsepower - but thanks to their new car emissions have fallen off - exactly the same power as the previous 1.9-turbo diesel engine liters of 119 g / km in the DAV-busting figure of only 99 g / km at present.

sacrificing performance in the pursuit of economic out-and-out was never the way SEAT, obviously, it is perhaps not surprising that the new time of 0-62 mph Leon Ecomotive remains RAM 11.5 seconds while top speed is a very generous 118 mph.

Driving the front wheels via a five-speed manual transmission with reports specifically tailored to the needs of motorsport involving yet Leon ECOMOTIVE economic engine is now even more refined, too.


The lion is, however, share a place in the spotlight this week with other newcomers Ecomotive badged as much as the new Ecomotive Altea and Altea XL Ecomotive debut, too.

With the same mechanics as his cousin a little less than the capacity, aerodynamic adjustments Altea models are not contributing to the Lion his outstanding statistics. As a result, its economy and emission figures I can not agree with Leon year - despite 119 g / km of CO2 in the two cars is not wasteful. combined fuel economy of 62.8 miles per gallon for vehicles not to be despised so much.


The three cars are available in S and SE specifications, and all have an incredible array of standard equipment to give the lie to the idea that "the economy" and "luxury" somehow mutually exclusive.

Air conditioning, stylish alloy wheels 16 inches, one-shot electric windows all round, ESP, ABS, TSC, Hill Hold Control, tire pressure monitoring, stereo radio with six speakers with MP3 compatible CD player and AUX- in - it is not the brand of the car an "economy".

An extensive list of options that allow customers Ecomotive also like to adapt the plush surroundings of AFS bi-xenon headlights, auto-dimming rearview mirror, auto lights and wipers, Seat optical parking system with DAB radio tuner, all available.


Prices for the new models start at £ 16,840 RRP (SEAT Leon Ecomotive S), and with the Spanish brand provides current macroeconomic and structural Eco this fall for as little as £ 15 090 - subject to availability, terms and conditions apply.

Welcomes the arrival of new models in our showroom SEAT UK product manager Andy Medcraft said: "The Ecomotive is a strong and growing segment of the story based in the UK

"With these large models have joined the already successful Ibiza Ecomotive and Alhambra Ecomotive, I am convinced that more and more companies and private buyers to look for these seats impressive.