2008 Seat Leon Ecomotive review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 15 April 2008 , 07:04:21 byVeronica

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Seat Leon Ecomotive

At the last Frankfurt Motor Show, Seat unveiled the new Ibiza ECOMOTIVE. Its CO2 emissions were reduced by 16 g/km to 99 g/km. The customers can take advantage of tax benefits in many European countries. For example, in Spain, a person buying the Leon ECOMOTIVE is not required to pay any registration tax. The only difference between this new version and the standard one is the ECOMOTIVE badge on the rear. How did they do it? The team from Technical Center worked on four fundamental areas actually; these are the engine, transmission, the weight and the tires. Under the hood, the new model hides a very efficient 1.9-liter TDI engine capable of developing 105 horsepower. The central control unit and the new ratios other transmission reduced the CO2 emissions to 119 g/km, in comparison with the 135 of the basic version. The Leon ECOMOTIVE now features a DPF particulate filter as standard equipment, filtering the typical soot particles that most diesel engines produce. Thanks to the reduced fuel consumption, the model can be driven for almost 1.500 km without refueling. The new gears are 8.2% longer overall. Because if its standards of safety and comfort, it is difficult to reduce the minimum weight of the car, but the maximum weight can be limited by eliminating certain options like the 17-inch alloy wheels and others. Another feature of the Leon ECOMOTIVE is lower resistance tires, making it possible to mount 195/65 tires on 15-inch wheels or 205/55R16 tires on 16-inch wheels, you can visit www.vanzarianvelope.net/anvelope/205-55r16 for a list of models. The new model will be available with two trim levels, Reference and Stylance and both will have a lot of interesting features. The special Sport Limited version will feature sport seats, leather steering wheel, 16-inch alloy wheels, black door handles and fog lamps.