CNG-powered Leon is now available with a new 1.5 TGI Evo engine
Seat is enhancing the compressed natural gas-powered variant of the Leon with a new 1.5 litre TGI engine and increased CNG range with the integration of three gas tanks.
The Leon TGI Evo’s advanced turbocharged four-cylinder, direct-injection 1.5 litre engine based on the TSI petrol engine of the same capacity, integrates an advanced stop-start system, the latest generation of variable turbine geometry turbocharging systems and a Miller cycle combustion process to maximise efficiency and performance. Components inside the engine have been re-engineered to meet the demands of running on CNG.
The Leon TGI Evo produces now 130 PS of power, a 20PS increase over its 1.4 litre predecessor, and 200 Nm of torque, and can be linked to either a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
The Leon TGI only uses petrol (the car is equipped with a 9 liter tank) as an alternative fuel when the CNG tanks are empty, but there is now even greater CNG storage capacity as the Leon TGI benefits from three gas tanks. The Leon TGI Evo has a gas capacity of 17.3kg giving a range of 500km in CNG mode (480 with manual transmission), and thanks to the automatic switch to petrol, the range is extended by an additional 150 km.
The new Leon TGI Evo is available in Style and Business line-up and, for the first time, in FR in addition to the Style trim. Price starts from 24,415 euros.