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SEAT Exeo Ecomotive to boost firm's green sales

SEAT Exeo Ecomotive to boost firm's green sales

Demand for eco-friendly cars is on the rise, according to one leading manufacturer.

Spanish car giant SEAT has revealed that its half-year sales records show that take-up of its Ecomotive Technology is at a record high.

According to the data, more than 40 per cent of SEATs sold in 2012 are expected to feature the technology.

As a result of this, SEAT is expecting unprecedented demand for the new Exeo Ecomotive, which is available in UK showrooms now and boasts impressive fuel efficiency figures of 62.8mpg.

The car is also one of the greenest in its sector, with just CO2 emissions of just 117g/km.

Product manager James Buckell said that SEAT is very excited about the arrival of the Exeo Ecomotive.

"The day-to-day financial benefits are obvious in terms of improved fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions but it also means that the Exeo becomes an even stronger proposition for fleet and business users, by lowering its BIK rating significantly," he said.

"And the fact that the Ecomotive is available with all the Exeo’s usual, highly specified trim levels makes it even more enticing for buyers."

Those looking to get behind the wheel of the new model will benefit from a two-litre TDI common rail diesel engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.

Start/stop engine technology, an Energy Recovery system, Goodyear low rolling resistance tyres and lowered suspension also feature on the new car and help make the Ecomotive the "cleanest, most fuel efficient Exeo ever".

According to SEAT, as well as helping drivers save money at the petrol pumps, it also brings the annual tax bill down from £100 per year to £30.

The news comes just weeks after the firm introduced the all-new Leon to its UK line-up.

The firm claims that this model offers "outstanding cabin quality" and "cutting edge technology" thanks in part to its longer wheelbase and improved handling.

It also set a number of firsts for the carmaker, unveiling a new SEAT logo and becoming the first car in its class to offer full LED headlamps.

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