If you want to go green, Seat has produced the Seat Ibiza Ecomotive. The figures are impressive as it is capable of returning 76.3mpg and emits co2 at a rate of 98g/km.
The engine is a 1.4-litre TDI diesel that isn’t available elsewhere in the Seat Ibiza range. It’s a three-cylinder installation found across the Volkswagen Group of which SEAT is part, and although it sounds harsh at low speeds, it quietens down once it gets going.
The Seat Ibiza Ecomotive is very competitively priced, the three door costs just £11,805 and it comes with standard air conditioning. Inside the Seat Ibiza the plastics are of a high quality and the minimalist design gives the car a unique feel. The cabin feels spacious, although adults in the back may struggle for headroom in the three-door where the car’s curved roofline swoops in, and there’s plenty of boot bringing up the rear.
The Seat Ibiza Ecomotive has undergone a programme of good old-fashioned weight loss, along with aerodynamic tweaks that improve its efficiency. The car’s skinny steel wheels are fitted with aerodynamic hubcaps. There’s also lowered suspension and a subtle bodykit to help the air flow around the car. It is capable of a top speed of 110mph and can achieve 0-62mph in 12.9 seconds. The Seat Ibiza Ecomotive is worth a look if you want to go green on a budget price.