Live from the launch: Seat Ibiza Ecomotive



We're in Spain to try the series of new engines being introduced into the Seat range, including an ultra-frugal diesel option for the Ibiza Ecomotive.

The tiny 1.2-litre engine doesn't promise to be the quickest ever, but it's the excellent economy figures that will sell this car.

The Ecomotive will qualify for a free tax disc thanks to a 92g/km CO2 rating, but to get this and the associated 70+mpg you will need to put up with a particularly noisy and low powered engine.


The Ibiza does a good job of cutting out wind and road noise, but there is always the chugging of the little diesel in the background to remind you that you're in the most worthy of the Seat range.

It is a little pricier than the rest of the Ibiza range too, with prices starting at £13,490 for the full Eco package with stop start and long gearing, but you do get the choice of the estate version, something not always available on low CO2 superminis.
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