All−new SEAT Leon now available with natural gas option as production of 1.5 TGI 130PS DSG version begins

All−new SEAT Leon now available with natural gas option as production of 1.5 TGI 130PS DSG version begins

Posted 16 February, 2021 at 09:30

Author Mark Bradshaw on behalf of (IFM) Independent Forecourt Magazine


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  • The all- new SEAT Leon integrates a 1.5 litre TGI engine and three compressed natural gas tanks to deliver a CNG range of up to 440km
  • It completes the wide range of powertrain options available in the all-new SEAT Leon, including petrol (TSI), diesel (TDI), mild-hybrid (eTSI), plug-in hybrid (e-HYBRID) and now compressed natural gas (TGI)
  • The all-new SEAT Leon TGI will be available in both 5-door and Sportstourer body style, with manual and DSG gearbox

Martorell, SEAT starts production of the all-new SEAT Leon TGI. The natural gas version joins the compact vehicle’s line-up, expanding the range of powertrain options available, which includes petrol (TSI), diesel (TDI), mild-hybrid (eTSI), plug-in hybrid (e-HYBRID) and now compressed natural gas (TGI).

The all-new SEAT Leon TGI is equipped with a 1.5-litre TGI four cylinder engine that produces 130PS (96kW) of power and 200Nm of torque, delivering a driving experience that is as involving and assured as you would expect from a SEAT, regardless of the technology powering it.

The compact Leon integrates three CNG tanks with a total net capacity of 17.3kg, equating to a CNG range of up to 440km without needing to refuel. And should the worst happen and the CNG tanks do run dry, the powertrain automatically switches to run on petrol making it simple to reach the next CNG fuel station. Fuel is supplied from the vehicle’s secondary 9 litre petrol tank. Once there, refuelling is as simple as any other vehicle in the range.

The SEAT Leon TGI has a fuel consumption of just 3.9 kg – 4.3 kg natural gas over 100 kilometres, and CO emissions of just 107–118 g/km in the WLTP cycle. The new 1.5-litre TGI engine in the Leon uses the innovative Miller combustion process with a high compression ratio of 12.5, to increase efficiency and decrease CO emissions.

A CNG vehicle reduces CO emissions by about 25% compared to a petrol driven equivalent. As well as ecological and tax benefits, TGI technology offers exceptionally low costs per kilometre, up to 50% cheaper than a petrol equivalent model and 30% cheaper than a diesel.

SEAT is also supporting the development and availability of renewable bio-methane, which neutralises CO emissions generated through vehicle use. High quality bio-methane is obtained from organic waste residues and can either be added to conventional natural gas or used to substitute it completely. Bio-methane combines environmentally friendly mobility with the circular economy and reduces the CO impact of this engine type during its lifecycle.

The all-new SEAT Leon TGI will be available in three different trims: Style, Xcellence and FR. And specifically, for this powertrain (TGI), no matter what trim the customer chooses, it is equipped with the SEAT Digital Cockpit as standard, and for the very first time for the SEAT Leon TGI.

Designed, developed and produced in Barcelona, at SEAT’s headquarters in Martorell, the SEAT Leon 1.5 TGI 130PS DSG entered production this week. In the coming weeks, the SEAT Leon TGI will also be available with a manual gearbox, as well as in the Sportstourer body style, with both manual and DSG gearbox options.

SEAT Leon 1.5 TGI 130PS (96kW) - Technical data

Engine

1.5 TGI 130PS (96kW)

Cylinder/Valves

4-cyl - 16v

Displacement

1,498 cm³

Bore and stroke

74.5 x 85.9

Compression ratio

12.5

Max. Torque

200Nm

Maximum speed

203km/h

Natural gas fuel consumption

3.9    4.3 kg/100km (WLTP)

CO2 emissions

107    118 g/km (WLTP)

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