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The Seat Ibiza premieres a versión 1.0 TGI of compressed natural gas

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Seat proposes a type of non-electrified alternative vehicle very economizer.

The Seat Ibiza is aimed at gas with the new version that now includes in its commercial offer, the 1.0 TGI of 95 horsepower that can be powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) or gasoline, with a range of 1,320 kilometers.

Its engine, the three cylinders of direct fuel injection, is adapted to adopt the bivalence with compressed natural gas, which is stored in two tanks (with 13 kilos of CNG in total) located in the trunk, which reduces its capacity to 262 liters (compared to 355 of the ‘conventional’ versions).

The advantages of the Seat Ibiza TGI in terms of cost per use are indisputable. The kilo of GNC has a cost of 0.85 euros, so to travel a hundred kilometers with this fuel (with which the car works by default) we should use 2.81 euros. With gasoline, on the other hand, the average consumption is 4.7 liters, that is, 6.46 euros per hundred kilometers. In return, it should be noted that the CNG supply network in our country is still very small.

It will be for sale with a starting price of 17,110 euros (with the initial Reference finish, although the Ibiza TGI can be ordered with all the finishes of the range Seat) while the most equipped version will cost 22,310 euros. At these prices, the 2,500 euros that the Government has just approved as direct purchase aid through the Movalt Plan should be discounted and, if the other discounts offered by Seat (for financing the purchase or delivering a used vehicle) were added, acquire an Ibiza TGI for 10,910 euros.

Seat’s offensive with the CNG (there are already versions with this fuel from the Mii and the Lion) will continue in 2018, when the Arona will become the first SUV of the Volkswagen group to adopt a mechanics powered by this fuel.

EXPANSION BY ENRIQUE NARANJO – 11/26/2017  (Translation Soft)

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