Ibiza wins eco tour

Bray People - - Motoring Extra -

THE Seat Ibiza ECO­MO­TIVE achieved a ma­jor tri­umph in the 10th Eco Tour, a cross-Europe, tough, fu­el­ef­fi­cient chal­lenge that took place re­cently.

The Span­ish brand’s ve­hi­cle not only fin­ished first place in the ‘small diesel’ class but was also the over­all win­ner with av­er­age fuel con­sump­tion of 3.8l / 100km.

A to­tal of 42 teams from 14 dif­fer­ent coun­tries - in­clud­ing par­tic­i­pants from Spain, Ger­many, the Nether­lands and Italy - took part in the Eco Tour 2008.

The event aims to demon­strate the ad­van­tages of fuel-ef­fi­cient driv­ing, which in ad­di­tion to re­duc­ing fuel costs also has less of an en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact. Sec­ond placed over­all was the Volk­swa­gen Pas­sat 1.9 TDI Blue­Mo­tion which achieved 3.9 l/100 km, while the third placed Audi A3 1.9 TDIe achieved 4.0 l/100 km.

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