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.
Frankfurt preview: SEAT extends Ecomotive line, León CO2 emissions drop to 99 g/km originally appeared on Autoblog Green on Thu, 10 Sep 2009 09:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.