The Ibiza capable of 74.3 mpg and 99g/km of CO2
11 September 2007

The fight to produce ever more efficient cars continues with the Seat Ibiza Ecomotive.Revealed today at Frankfurt, the Ecomotive uses the same technology as the frugal Volkswagen Polo Bluemotion 1, which Autocar reported on recently.Powered by the 1.4-litre TDi engine, the Seat's efficiency is improved by a number of aerodynamic improvements, low friction tyres and a few software tweaks. With a CO2 output of only 99g/km and an economy of 74.3mg combined, the Ecomotive easily escapes the London C-Charge due to begin next year, and should also cost only £85 to tax for twelve months.Though the Polo Bluemotion that brought us this technology first matches the Ibiza Ecomotive exactly on claimed statistics, the Ibiza will undercut the Polo's £11,995 list price by up to £1k when it arrives next year.

Our Verdict

Seat Ibiza

The Seat Ibiza is good looking, well-priced and spacious supermini that doesn’t quite live up to Seat’s sporty image

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Hyundai Kona
    First Drive
    18 October 2017
    Hyundai's funky-looking Kona crossover with a peppy three-cylinder engine makes all the right noises for the car to be a success in a crowded segment
  • Citroën C3 Aircross
    First Drive
    17 October 2017
    The Citroen C3 Aircross has got funky looks and a charming interior, but it's another small SUV, and another dynamic miss. Numb steering is just one thing keeping it from class best
  • Skoda-Karoq 2.0 TDI 4x4
    First Drive
    16 October 2017
    Diesel version of Skoda’s junior SUV is unobtrusive and undemanding, but we’d still go for the silkier petrol version of the Karoq
  • Audi Q7 e-tron
    First Drive
    16 October 2017
    Expensive and flawed but this understated diesel-electric Audi Q7 has a lot to offer
  • Citroën C3
    First Drive
    16 October 2017
    Is the third gen Citroën C3 ‘fresh and different’ enough to take on its supermini rivals? We spend six months with one to find out