The SEAT Ibiza Vaillante is a comic-book hero fantasy come true. It was created by the SEAT Design Centre in Martorell, whose aim was to suggest the driver of a fictional car could be transported to a make-believe world and participate in the most unexpected adventures. For this reason, SEAT does not plan to manufacture a production model Vaillante, or to sell one in the future. Quite simply, it is a virtual car inspired by comic-strip fantasy for this motor show only, whose mission is to highlight SEAT’s sporty and young image, while also enhancing the launch of the new Ibiza 2006 range.
The most successful and best-known SEAT model, the Ibiza, has undergone a profound transformation, both in terms of its exterior styling and its interior design. While it is not a new generation, it is possible to speak of a new Ibiza since the restyling of its body emphasises its sporty and dynamic characteristics even further. At the same time, its appearance is now more consistent with the rest of the new SEAT range, as it features elements from the Altea, Toledo and LeÃ³n.
At the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, taking place from 6 to 16 March, SEAT is unveiling a prototype of the future Ibiza Cupra R. It will become the brand’s first Cupra model to be available with both petrol and Diesel engines. You could choose either a 1.8 20V Turbo petrol or a 1.9 TDi Diesel engine with a power output from 150 hp. For the first time SEAT includes the "R" concept, synonymous of sportiness and high performance, in a Diesel vehicle.
The first thing to catch your eye will be the head-turning, unconventional curves, the pulse-quickening proportions and the sassy ’drive me’ allure that the SEAT Ibiza oozes.There’s something provocatively irresistible about the way it’s put together. You’re intrigued by the sporty, aerodynamic features and now you want to find out more, to take it further, to find out how it can deliver the drive that the looks promise.