Seat ‘Eco-nomics’ cuts prices on greener models

The Spanish car manufacturer has decided not to wait until government proposals come into force on 1 January 2011 and has launched its own ‘green’ incentive scheme.

Seat’s low-CO2 Ecomotive range will be reduced by as much as £2,000 between 1 April and 30 June at Seat dealers.

The deal will see an Ibiza 1.4TDI Ecomotive fall from £12,790 to £11,540. Similarly, the Seat Leon Ecomotive’s price drops from £18,045 to £16,045.

Seat has also advised customers the lower CO2 emissions figures on the Ibiza, Leon and Altea models will result in further savings when calculating road tax.

The Seat Leon Ecomotive SE in particular, will be exempt from road tax thanks to emissions of 99g/km.

The offer is the latest in a series of post-scrappage offers from manufacturers. Currently Ford has cut prices on its range by up to 15 per cent and other manufacturers are offering discounts or swappage schemes.

Seat UK Head of Operations, Richard Harrison, said: "We wanted to take the original ethos of the scrappage scheme and add a SEAT twist by making our latest, class-leading, green technology models even more accessible for everyone, not just owners of ten-year-old cars."

Harrison labelled the discounts as ‘Eco-nomics’, before adding: "Already great value, with the added Eco-nomics discounts, our Ecomotive models now appeal even more to the head as well as the young at heart.’