The new lbiza TGI, the best ECO alternative
- SEAT moves forward with its commitment to the environment with the lbiza TGI, which is more eco-friendly and economicalthan diesel, petrol and non plug-in hybrid cars
- CNG is the sustainable alternative to fill the gap between traditionaland electric engines
- Driving on CNG helps to decrease COz emissions by 25%
- SEAT, the company with one of the most comprehensive CNG range, including the Leon, the Mii and the lbiza. This year, SEAT will also be launching the new Arona TGI
The new SEAT lbiza is equipped with the three cylinder, 12 valve 1.0 TGI engine, which is mounted with a five-speed manual gearbox. It delivers a maximurn output of 90 PS between 4,500 and 5,800 rpm and a maximum torque of 160 Nm between 1,900 and 3,500 rpm.As far as performance levels go, it reaches a top speed of 180 km/h, accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 12.1 seconds,and its certified figures include an average fuel consumption of 5 l/100 km in petrol mode and 4.9 m3/100 km (3.3 kg/100 km),emitting only 88 g/km of C02, in CNG mode.
The TGI version of the fifth generation lbiza is equipped with two fueltanks,one for 13 kg of CNG and the other with a 40 litre capacity for petrol, which is identical to all other petrol version lbizas,and their combined capacity gives it a totalrange of up to 1,194 kilometres before having to refuel.
is empty. This switch over happens automatically without the driver perceiving any difference in the vehicle's performance or dynamic handling. A display lights up on the instrument panel to let the driver know they are driving on naturalgas, and there are also indicators of the fuel level in both tanks. In this sense, the lbiza TGI combines two vehicles into one, enabling the possibility of more sustainable,economicaldriving with Compressed Natural Gas, or driving in petrolmode as with a conventionalvehicle when all the gas is consumed.
SEAT continues with its commitment to the environment by promoting its Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and petroltechnology for the long list of benefits it provides customers with,both in terms of cost savings as well as its ecological aspects. Its most significant cost benefits are the following:
• CNG is much less expensive than any other type of fuel- because of its low cost per kilo, and as it is not a petroleum derivative, it is not affected by unexpected fluctuations in barrel prices. In addition, cars fuelled with CNG have low maintenance costs as they are equipped with a single engine that can run on both types of fuel.
• Furthermore,Compressed NaturalGas is the most efficient fuel, as it requires a smaller amount to produce the same energy. The energy generated by 1kg of CNG is approximately equivalent to 2 litres of LPG,1.5 litres of diesel or 1.3 litres of petrol.
The new SEAT lbiza TGI is available with a functional 5-door chassis and loads of interior space. The totalwidth for the front seats amounts to 1,425 mm,with a distance of 1,022 mm from the seats in their lowest position to the ceiling. Likewise, the rear seats have a total width of 1,403 mm, with 957 mm of headroom and amazing legroom for passengers sitting in the rear.
Its overall dimensions are 4,059 mm in length, 1,780 mm in width and 1,444 mm in height. The front track measures 1,525 mm, the rear track 1,505 mm and it has a 2,564 mm wheelbase.
But it isn't just the new SEAT lbiza that is the best ECO alternative. The 110 PS SEAT Leon 1.4, in its five-door and estate ST versions, features a CNG engine on the Reference and Style trims, and emits between 99 and 101 g/km of C02 with an average consumption figure of 5.6 l/100 km.
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