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2017 Seat Ibiza

2017 Seat Ibiza
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A fresh generation for the popular Spanish hatchback

First put into production in 1984, the Ibiza is one of Seat’s most successful models. In the 33 years it’s been on the market, the Spanish automaker has managed to move as many as 5.4 million examples of the Ibiza. That’s an impressive number, with a total of four generations coming and going over the years. Now, there’s a new fifth generation, which saw a debut earlier this year at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show following a reveal at the island that provided the car’s namesake, Ibiza, off the eastern coast of Spain. This refreshed entry in the supermini segment sees improvements across the board and was created in order to offer customers higher levels of safety, a fresh aesthetic, greater performance, and more comfort as well. Both gas and diesel powerplants are available, while a seven-speed automatic transmission and the latest smartphone support are on the table as well. Under the skin is a brand new platform, courtesy of Seat’s parent company, Volkswagen Auto Group.

Of course, as one of Seat’s most popular models, the trick is to add to what’s already there without taking away anything from the outgoing model. As such, the question is this – does the new Ibiza have the same spark as the old? Read on to find out.

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2018 Cupra Ibiza

2018 Cupra Ibiza

Cupra goes it alone with a proven hot hatch recipe

The Ibiza nameplate has been around since 1984, when Spanish automaker SEAT introduced it as a replacement for the outgoing Fura. Framed as an affordable and fun B-segment supermini, the Ibiza has seen five generations over the years, the most recent of which dropped in 2017 at the Geneva International Motor Show. A variety of body styles have been used as well, including a five-door hatchback, a sedan, a coupe, and a wagon, but the most interesting of the lot is the hot-to-trot Cupra model. These high-performance iterations (“Cupra” is an amalgamation of “cup” and “racing”) are aimed squarely at the enthusiast market, bringing more power, aggressive styling, stiff suspension, big brakes, and an interior-spec upgrade to match. These days, Cupra fancies itself a standalone brand, much in the same way Polestar detached itself from Volvo. And while the first effort for the sub-brand-turned-automaker is the 300-horsepower Ateca SUV, you can bet a freshly Cupra-tized Ibiza is on the way too. That much was revealed in a slew of images posted to social media prior to an expected debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. In response to the leak, Cupra dropped a selection of official pics, given us a clearer view of the pumped-up five-door.

While Cupra is saying the Ibiza isn’t considered an official part of the range just yet (this latest model is designated as no more than a design exercise), we think it’s highly likely the hot hatch is production-ready. The brand will show the new Ateca in Geneva, which is all well and good, but in all honesty, the Ibiza is the the one we really want. Read on to find out why.

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Leaked: 2019 Cupra Ibiza

Leaked: 2019 Cupra Ibiza

Looking good, Cupra!

Like a teenager that had to navigate through rocky adolescent years, the Seat Ibiza Cupra has evolved from an ugly duckling to a fierce swan, if such a thing existed. The hot hatch’s impressive evolution shouldn’t come as a surprise, though, because Cupra is now going at it alone after breaking off from the Seat mothership to become a standalone performance brand. As far as first impressions go, Cupra is on the right track because leaked photos of the Cupra Ibiza reveal a hot hatch that looks ready to steal some thunder from its rivals.

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2017 Seat Ibiza

2017 Seat Ibiza

A fresh generation for the popular Spanish hatchback

First put into production in 1984, the Ibiza is one of Seat’s most successful models. In the 33 years it’s been on the market, the Spanish automaker has managed to move as many as 5.4 million examples of the Ibiza. That’s an impressive number, with a total of four generations coming and going over the years. Now, there’s a new fifth generation, which saw a debut earlier this year at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show following a reveal at the island that provided the car’s namesake, Ibiza, off the eastern coast of Spain. This refreshed entry in the supermini segment sees improvements across the board and was created in order to offer customers higher levels of safety, a fresh aesthetic, greater performance, and more comfort as well. Both gas and diesel powerplants are available, while a seven-speed automatic transmission and the latest smartphone support are on the table as well. Under the skin is a brand new platform, courtesy of Seat’s parent company, Volkswagen Auto Group.

Of course, as one of Seat’s most popular models, the trick is to add to what’s already there without taking away anything from the outgoing model. As such, the question is this – does the new Ibiza have the same spark as the old? Read on to find out.

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2014 Seat Ibiza Cupster Concept

2014 Seat Ibiza Cupster Concept

Spanish automaker Seat isn’t particularly known for developing eye-catching concepts, so please excuse us for doing a double-take on the Cupster Concept it unveiled at the 2014 Worthersee event. The concept, developed to celebrate the Ibiza’s 30th anniversary, is pretty innovative in its own right, which is a testament to what Seat is capable of if it puts its all into building cars that are out of its wheelhouse. The Cupster Concept is based on the Ibiza Cupra, which really doesn’t say much because most of the details in the concept roadster are things we’ve never seen Seat do in the past. The lowered stance gives it racing appeal and the absence of a traditional front windscreen puts the car in a concept level all its own.

In place of the typical windscreen, Seat opted to use a wraparound window that extends horizontally from one rear section all the way to other, wrapping the Cupster in somewhat of a glass encasing that looks pretty cool if you’re into a design quirk like this.

Seat has made no indication on whether it plans to sell the Cupster Concept as a production model. For what it’s worth, we’d take a long look at it before putting down the money to buy one. That wraparound window design is a definite eye-catcher, even though that feature would never find its way into showrooms.

Good work on this concept, though, Seat. Rare is the time when you get attention for a concept car, but this one really did the job.

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2013 Seat Ibiza SC Trophy

2013 Seat Ibiza SC Trophy

Just in time for the 2013 Wörthersee event, Seat is coming back with a new version of its Ibiza SC Trophy racecar. It looks familiar, doesn’t it?

Well, that’s because Seat already showed something similar to it last year.

This time, though, the Spanish automaker is giving us a refreshed take of the sports hatch, complete with some new aesthetic modifications and a nice and subtle performance upgrade.

This year, Seat’s work on the Ibiza SC Trophy includes stripping out the interior to fit in some racing equipment, including a full roll cage. The car also gets a modified oil sump, an improved braking system, and a set of 18-inch racing wheels that really add some sportiness and overall awesomeness for the Ibiza SC Trophy.

In addition to the noticeable aesthetic and racing modifications, Seat also gave the Ibiza SC Trophy a 1.4-liter turbocharged TSI engine that now produces 200 horsepower, 10 percent more than what last year’s Wörthersee offering, and mated it to a seven-speed DSG transmission.

It’s quite a treat seeing Seat have some race-spec cars like this, and the best part is, it only costs €31,500 ($41,195).

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Car Infographics: The Evolution of the Seat Ibiza

Car Infographics: The Evolution of the Seat Ibiza

In the European market, the Seat Ibiza is one of the most successful hatchbacks, so is no wonder why the model is already at its fourth generation. Mhairi Steele has created a very cool infographic for Seat UK that presents the evolution of the Ibiza and combined that with a number of events that occurred during this period.

The first-gen Ibiza was launched onto the market in 1984 and lasted until 1992. The second generation arrived in 1993 and stayed on the market until 2002 and it was equally impressive. The third generation was built between 2002 and 2008, and the current generation followed that up. During its lifetime, the model received numerous updates and many engines have been added to the lineup.

Ibiza was witness a number of unrelated innovations through its lifespan, including the launch of the first personal computer, Tom Hanks winning his second Oscar for the movie “Forest Gump,” the launch of Facebook in 2004, the release of first iPhone, Barack Obama becoming the first black president of the U.S. and much, much more.

We are also pretty sure that the history will continue, at least for another 30 years...

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2013 Seat Ibiza Cupra

2013 Seat Ibiza Cupra

After the Ibiza Cupra Concept unveiled earlier this year at the Beijing Auto Show, Seat has finally dropped the production version. The model delivers stunning design, amazing performance and state-of-the-art technology and will be put on sale in January 2013. On the British market the model will be priced at £18,825 or about $30,000 at the current exchange rates.

Seat used the Cupra name for the first time back in 1996 as a special, top-of-the-line Ibiza built to commemorate Seat’s World Rally Championship victory in the 2.0-litre category. Since then the model became a hit and now is being used for both the Ibiza and Leon ranges.

The new Ibiza Cupra is powered by a a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine that delivers a total of 180 HP and 184 lbs-ft of torque. It can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.9 seconds and can hit a top speed of 142 mph.

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2012 SEAT Ibiza by JE Design

2012 SEAT Ibiza by JE Design

The SEAT Ibiza is not what most enthusiasts would qualify as a hot-hatch, except when fitted with the 1.4-liter TSI or 2.0-liter TDI engine, which produce 150 PS (147 horsepower) and 143 PS (141 horsepower), respectively. Leingarten-based custom auto enthusiasts, JE Design, has managed to turn even the lower-level Ibiza models into a semi-hot hatch, or at the very least, a sharp-looking and peppy hatchback.

The 2012 SEAT Ibiza is available in three body styles, 3-door hatch, 5-door hatch, and station wagon. The JE Design kit is built to fit any of the body styles that the Ibiza comes in. The SEAT Ibiza itself starts at €9,995 and ranges up to €16,340. This upgrade kit, of course, goes on top of the cost of the car, but with the SEAT Ibiza’s low cost, the entire package becomes rather affordable.

Click past the jump to read what JE Designs has done to make the SEAT Ibiza more stylish, comfortable, and even a little bit faster.

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2012 Seat Ibiza SC Trophy

2012 Seat Ibiza SC Trophy

The second model to be displayed by Seat at the 2012 Wörthersee event, next to the Leon Super Copa, is the Ibiza SC Trophy. The SC Trophy is based on the new generation of the standard Ibiza. It is priced at 31,500 Euro (about $40K at the current exchange rates) and has been described as the ideal starting machine for amateur racing drivers.

The new Ibiza SC Trophy is powered by a 1.4 liter TSI engine that delivers a total of 180 HP and is mated to a seven-speed DSG transmission operated from the steering wheel. The engine has been combined with a modified oil sump, a powerful brake system, and racing suspension running on 18-inch wheels housed under noticeably flared wheel arches.

The interior drops all the "unnecessary" elements from the production model and provides only data truly relevant to racing drivers. The interior is painted in a special grey paint finish combined with fluorescent orange on the mirror casings, wheels, and interior roll cage.

The Seat Ibiza SC Trophy can be driven in single-brand race series.

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SEAT Ibiza Cupra "Concept"

SEAT Ibiza Cupra "Concept"

For those that happen to not know what Sociedad Española de Automòviles de Turismo, known simply known as SEAT, is, don’t feel bad, as not many people do. This is a Mexican car manufacturer now found under the Volkswagen Group umbrella that is known for creating sporty cars tuned more toward the youthful crowd.

At Beijing, SEAT released an all-new “concept” car that is more of a certain reality than a concept, according to SEAT, but it is still technically a concept. This vehicle is a new trim level to the newly released Ibiza SC, known as the Ibiza Cupra Concept.

This isn’t just any old trim level though; this is a high-performance model that has an additional 20 percent more horsepower than the current highest output engine in the Ibiza SC. It also features some sharp styling upgrades over the SC trim level.

How does this hot hatchback compare to its bigger brothers in the Volkswagen group and other vehicles in the crowded European supermini class?

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2011 Seat Leon and Ibiza Copa

2011 Seat Leon and Ibiza Copa

Seat will be offering its British customers a new, high-value trim level for both the Ibiza and Leon models. The new models are called Copa ( the Spanish word for "cup") and will go on sale at a starting price of £11,995 for the Ibiza model and £16,180 for the Leon. The new trim level will be offered in all three Ibiza body styles – sporty 3dr SC, practical 5dr, and capacious ST estate, and only as a five-door version for the Leon.

For the Ibiza model, the new Copa trim adds 16" Fabula alloy wheels, climate control (including refrigerated glovebox), rain and light sensors for automatic wipers and lights, dark tinted rear windows, leather steering wheel and gearknob, auto-dimming rear view mirror, and bespoke Copa upholstery.

For the Leon models, the new versions will add dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity, front seat height and lumbar adjustment, cruise control, and bespoke Copa upholstery.

The new Copa model can be ordered with 1.4 16V petrol or 1.2 TDI CR turbodiesel engines for the Ibiza and 1.2-liter TSI 105 PS turbocharged petrol or 1.6-liter TDI common rail 105 PS turbodiesel for the Leon model.

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2011 Seat Ibiza Ecomotive

2011 Seat Ibiza Ecomotive

Like with any other model in Seat’s line-up, the new generation Ibiza has also received an Ecomotive version. It will be available for 5-door, SC, and ST models and will go on sale in September.

The new Seat Ibiza Ecomotive is equipped with the 75 hp 1.2 TDI CR engine with DPF particulate filter and efficient systems such as the Auto Start/Stop and the energy recovery functions, making it one of the cleanest cars on the market.

The list of standard equipment is long and includes ABS, ESP, TCS plus EBA, Hill Hold Assist, and low tire pressure warning. The Ibiza will come with a few airbags to keep the driver and passengers safe. It will have a driver airbag plus passenger airbag and a head-thorax airbag. Audio equipment will include an MP3, Aux-in, and 4 speakers. Other features that will come as standard are air conditioning, electro-hydraulic power steering, 15 inch steel wheels, 185/60 tyres, anti-theft radio antenna, steering column controls, remote-controlled central locking, front fasten seatbelt warning, rear seat Isofix anchoring points plus Top Tether preparation, height adjustable driver and passenger seats, and three height adjustable rear headrests.

Press release after the jump.

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Seat partners with Shakira for special-edition Ibiza and Leon "Good Stuff"

Seat partners with Shakira for special-edition Ibiza and Leon "Good Stuff"

Seat may not be all that popular of a car brand compared to its competitors, but the Spanish automaker sure knows how to get the attention of each and every testosterone-laden man in the world.

The Volkswagen-owned car brand has joined forces with Colombian pop superstar and certified hot-stuff Shakira to release a pair of special-edition Seat variants for both the Ibiza and Leon hatchbacks.

Billed as the Ibiza Good Stuff and the Leon Good Stuff - the name, apparently, was taken from Shakira’s new album "She-Wolf" - each special-edition model comes with a number of engine options, as well as added goodies that include, among other things, a Tom Tom sat nav system, a black iPod Nano 8GB with Seat’s logo on it, Bluetooth hands-free capability, a multi-functional steering wheel, sports seats, heated side mirrors, fog lamps with cornering lights, and "Kenda" alloy wheels.

We’re not certain as to what extent the partnership is between Seat and Shakira, but we do know that the two special-edition Seat hatchies will play prominent roles as Shakira embarks on her Good Stuff European Tour.

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2010 Seat Ibiza SC Sport Limited Edition

2010 Seat Ibiza SC Sport Limited Edition

Seat unveiled a new special edition for the German market. Based on the three-door Ibiza SC, the Sport Limited Edition will be painted in "Lumina Orange" and will be limited to only 300 units. The new Ibiza SC Sport Limited is priced at €20620.

Besides the exterior paint, the Ibiza SC Sport Limited Edition will be distinguished by: 17-inch alloy wheels finished in black, a new front bumper, side skirts, roof spoiler and a unique rear bumper housing faux air vents on both corners, a diffuser, two tail pipes centrally mounted and the roof painted in black.

The same orange-black theme continues on the interior; there is also a set of sports seats, aluminum pedal set, rain sensors and park assist system.

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2010 Seat Ibiza ST

2010 Seat Ibiza ST

The Spanish automaker Seat will unveil the third variant of the fun loving Ibiza lineup at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March. The slightly longer Ibiza ST will fill the gap created by those consumers looking for a little extra space to store their junk in the trunk when it goes on sale early this summer.

The Seat Ibiza ST measures in at 18 cm longer than the standard hatchback version, for a total length of 4.23 meters, and can hold up to 430 Liters worth of goods in the wagon like five door estate. This also means that the Ibiza ST’s interior is impressively spacious, with an accomplished and high quality character. The new model will be offered with a choice of six 21st century power plant variations including a trio of gas burning as well as three TDI units producing between 70 HP and a very economical 105 HP.

Press release after the jump.

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2010 Seat Ibiza FR TDI

2010 Seat Ibiza FR TDI

The Spanish automaker SEAT has just added a new sporty alternatively fueled version of their best selling Ibiza hot hatch called the Ibiza FR TDI. The turbo diesel powered compact is available in either the three door SC or the more practical five door body style starting at a very reasonable £16,465. According to Andy McGregor, SEAT UK’s Ibiza Product Manager, "the arrival of the Ibiza FR TDI signals our intention to make SEAT a leader in the supermini sector."

Powered by a turbocharged diesel engine that delivers a total of 143 HP, the Ibiza FR comes with SEAT’s new XDS electronic virtual limited slip differential for improved handling and even torque distribution as well as exclusive FR specific detailing inside and out to denote this as a very special Ibiza. The FR can sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in 8.2 seconds and reach an electronicaly limited top speed of 130 MPH, all while getting as much as 62.7 MPG on the combined cycle ensuring that the new SEAT Ibiza FR TDI is as easy on the wallet as it is fun to drive.

Press release after the jump.

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Seat rolls out new Ibiza print ad featuring Biker Cupid

Seat rolls out new Ibiza print ad featuring Biker Cupid

In our history, ’Cupid’ has always been depicted as a young, innocent boy with an even more innocent smile. Turns out, the folks over at Seat have a different interpretation of what cupid looks like.

In their print advertisement highlighting their new fleet of the budget-minded five-seater, Seat Ibiza, Seat has decided to use Cupid as its endorser, only this time, Cupid is a gun-toting, gruff, long-haired, shirt-less biker.

We get the whole connection between Cupid and the tag ’Love at First Sight’, but we’re not exactly sure as to why Seat didn’t just opt for the cuter version of Cupid.

Just our two cents.

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2010 Seat Ibiza Concept Ibz

2010 Seat Ibiza Concept Ibz

The Spanish automaker Seat just unveiled the third version of the Ibiza lineup at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Even if it is just in concept form, the all new Ibiza Concept, Ibz, will make it to production in 2010. The new Ibiza features a distinctive exterior as well as interior design and benefits from the use of cutting edge technology to create a gripping driving experience.

Up front the Ibz concept features design details like a forward sloping hood, honeycomb center grill complete with aluminum surround, wide mouth front bumper and diamond shaped headlights filled with bright LED lighting. The Spanish speaking section of Volkswagen also added a set of 19 inch alloy wheels, each with an embossed ‘S’ in the center cap and a sporty high mount roof spoiler out back.

The interior of the Ibz concept is covered in the creamy color “Magnolia” and comes with a newly designed set of bucket seats that lead into the sporty design of the instrument panel as well as the four circular air vents on the dashboard that are encased in aluminum. The Seat Ibz concept is a forward thinking design stud that adds a previously unseen level of style and sophistication for the Spanish Golf.

Press release after the jump.

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2009 Seat Ibiza Bocanegra

2009 Seat Ibiza Bocanegra

Bocanegra or “black mouth” in its native tongue was first used to describe the Spanish automaker SEAT’s 1200 Sport back in 1975. It was an affordable coupe with a striking blacked out front end. SEAT resurrected the nickname when they unveiled their Ibiza Bocanegra concept car at the Geneva Motor Show, today’s model, with upgraded technology and styling has just made its debut at the Barcelona Motor Show.

Gone are the R8 inspired wheels, brakes and LED style headlamps. However what’s left ain’t too shabby either. The physical upgrades to the SEAT hatch are a wide mouth front bumper, blacked out double projector headlamps and a reflective black plastic piece that ties the front end together. Housed inside of the blistered arches are a set of 17 inch Sira alloys. Inside the driver sits in some of the most stylish seats ever to be placed in a SEAT. This is one compact that is well deserving of the name hot-hatch, the Bocanegra will be powered by Volkswagen’s twin charged 1.4 Liter TSI engine, pumping out either 150 or 180 HP.

Press release after the jump.

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2009 Seat Ibiza 25th anniversary

2009 Seat Ibiza 25th anniversary

The SEAT Ibiza is Spain’s version of the Volkswagen Golf, and the budget minded five seater will be celebrating a quarter of a century with a special edition for the Barcelona International Motor Show. The 25th anniversary Ibiza will be available in either the sport coupe or 5 door bodies powered by a very economical 1.4 Liter four cylinder making 85 HP or a 105 HP 1.9 Liter TDI engine. Standard equipment consists of air conditioning, tinted windows, 17 inch rims and USB connectivity. The special edition is easily recognizable from the exterior thanks to unique “25th Anniversary” badges.

Press release after the jump.

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2009 Seat Ibiza 1.6 TDI CR

2009 Seat Ibiza 1.6 TDI CR

Seat added a new version to its Ibiza line-up: the 1.6 TDI CR engine in both its 5-door and SC versions. It will be available starting June.

The new engine develops 90 hp and will be placed between the current 80 hp 1.4 TDI and 105 hp 1.9 TDI engines and replaces the 90 hp 1.9 TDI engine. It is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.

The new engine has a fuel consumption of only 4.2 l/100 km and an emission level of 109 g/km.

Press release after the jump.

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2009 Seat Ibiza FR

2009 Seat Ibiza FR

Seat will unveil at the Barcelona Motor Show the Ibiza FR, the latest addition to the Ibiza line-up. It is powered by a twin charger 1.4 TSI engine that delivers 150 hp mated to a seven-speed DSG gearbox with steering wheel shift paddles.

The Ibiza FR features new bumpers that lend a more aggressive appearance, featuring front honeycomb slats and a chrome surround on the central grille in combination with the Arrow Design concept. The FR version comes with silver colored door mirrors, 17" rims and twin tailpipe.

Standard equipment includes: ESP, TCS + EBA, ABS, Hill Hold Control, low tyre pressure warning, driver and passenger airbags, head-chest airbag, trip computer, cruise control, climate control, CD radio with MP3 + 6 speakers + Aux-in connection, sports suspension and cornering foglights, among other elements.

Press release after the jump.

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2009 Seat Ibiza Cupra

2009 Seat Ibiza Cupra

The Ibiza CUPRA is the fastest and most powerful addition to the Ibiza collection. It is powered by a 180 hp 1.4 TSI twin-charger engine mated to a seven speed DSG gearbox with levers on the steering wheel.

The new Ibiza CUPRA features an exclusive design with a spectacular front end where the “Arrow Design” concept lends maximum expressivity, especially due to the newly designed bumper, featuring the air intake vents surrounding the central grille, and the overall athletic looks, with its outstanding 17” alloy wheels, prominent shoulders that house the rear lights, and the newly designed, centrally placed trapezoid tailpipe.

The sport seats mold themselves around the driver. The sport suspension makes for an irresistibly active handling of the vehicle. The gas and break pedals are fitted with matte aluminum covers. The steering wheel and gearstick are finished in top quality leather. The folding door mirrors are in shiny black and bumpers match the body color.

Press release after the jump.

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2009 Seat Ibiza SportCoupe

2009 Seat Ibiza SportCoupe

Seat revealed today the first official images of the Ibiza SportCoupe that will make its world debut at the London Motor Show in July.

The Ibiza SportCoupe will be powered by 105 hp 1.6 liter engine mated by the new seven-speed DSG gearbox. This new, twin-clutch automatic transmission provides the Ibiza with greater acceleration. Besides, this system produces remarkable fuel consumption, since the seventh gear is ideal for long motoring trips.

The new three-door Ibiza has a length of 4.034 meters and mere 1.428 meter height to match its temperament, lending the car agility and comfort both in the city and on the motorway.

The new Ibiza SportCoupe will be manufactured exclusively at SEAT’s Martorell factory near Barcelona and will be available in three trim levels – Reference, Stylance and Sport, with an outstanding standard equipment list from the entry-level model. In the near future, the model’s ecological ECOMOTIVE, FR and Cupra versions will also make their appearance.

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Seat Ibiza Bocanegra to be revealed in May

Seat Ibiza Bocanegra to be revealed in May

The Seat Bocanegra Concept is more than a year old, but now the production version will be the star the Barcelona Motor Show in May. The car is expected to be a Ibiza Cupra variation with the 1.4 TSI from the VW family - here it makes an impressive 174 hp. What does this mean for the average carbuyer? Not much if you live in the U.S.; Seat doesn’t sell cars here.

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2010 Seat Ibiza Black

2010 Seat Ibiza Black

Seat UK added a new special edition to its line-up: the new special edition Ibiza Black. It will be limited to only 150 units, each priced at £12,345.

Based on the already elegant Ibiza 5dr 1.4 Sport, the new special edition adds unique front and rear bumpers, side skirts, striking tailgate roof spoiler and arch-filling 17” alloys. There are also dark tinted rear windows and, of course, that eye-catching paint job: Black Magic metallic.

The Ibiza Black is powered by a 1.4-litre 85 PS petrol engine mated to a smooth and precise five-speed manual gearbox. A top speed of 108 mph and 0-62 mph time of 12.2 seconds sits alongside combined CO2 emissions of just 149 g/km and impressive combined fuel economy of 45.6 mpg.

Press release after the jump.

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2009 Seat Ibiza SC Color Edition

2009 Seat Ibiza SC Color Edition

Seat Ibiza revealed today a new special edition Ibiza SC. This special edition is called Color Edition and is being offered with Lumina Orange or Galia Blue colours.

The Color Edition versions are only available in the Sport finish and with the following engine choices – the 85 hp 1.4 and 105 hp 1.6 petrol engines and the 90 hp and 105 hp 1.9 TDI Diesel versions.

The Lumina Orange package includes 17 inch “Saga” alloy rims, dark glass, Mágico Black roof and park position door mirrors, Lumina Orange interior inserts, Carbón Black steering wheel spokes and orange stitching on the steering wheel and front seats.

The Galia Blue version features 17 inch “Saga” rims, dark glass, Candy White roof, park position door mirrors and grille surround, body blue interior inserts, Carbón Black steering wheel spokes and blue stitching on the steering wheel and front seats.

Press release after the jump.

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2009 Seat Ibiza by JE Design

2009 Seat Ibiza by JE Design

Seat is known for providing economical cars for the markets its sold to (not the U.S.) So if you bought one of these Volkswagens-on-a-budget, the German tuner JE Design is betting that you have a little money left over to customize the car. They have now introduced a customization kit for the Ibiza Sports Coupe 3-door and 5-door.

The new package features a front spoiler, sport radiator grill, center-mounted trapezoidal tailpipe, headlight eyebrows, side skirts, roof spoiler and a rear bumper apron attachment with carbon look. The biggest visual element is the LSD wing doors, which open in a Lamborghini-like manner.

Press release after the jump.

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SEAT: There can be only one driver

Seat does not sell cars in the U.S., nor is the Ibiza usually something to get excited about, but they occasionally make good commercials. Watch as the Spanish Volkswagen-on-a-budget people have a little fun with its factory race team. Bonus: the girl is Christina Sure, another racer from Seat’s German touring car series.

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2009 Seat Ibiza Ecomotive

2009 Seat Ibiza Ecomotive

The second Ibiza version launched this week by Seat is Ecomotive, the most ecological car of its segment (CO2 emission is just 99 g/km). Official debut will be made at the Paris Auto Show.

Available in both the 5-door and SportCoupé versions, the Ibiza Ecomotive is equipped with a three cylinder 80 hp 1.4 TDI with DPF particulate filter which not only allows the engine to reduce emissions under the 100 g/km mark, but also reduces fuel consumption.

Press release after the jump.

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Seat Ibiza SportCoupe - new image gallery

Seat Ibiza SportCoupe - new image gallery

Seat revealed today new image gallery of the newly launched Ibiza SportCoupe that will make its world debut at the London Motor Show in July.

The Ibiza SportCoupe will be powered by 105 hp 1.6 liter engine mated by the new seven-speed DSG gearbox. This new, twin-clutch automatic transmission provides the Ibiza with greater acceleration. Besides, this system produces remarkable fuel consumption, since the seventh gear is ideal for long motoring trips.

Full image gallery in here.

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2009 Seat Ibiza by H&R

2009 Seat Ibiza by H&R

Recently launched, the new generation of the Seat Ibiza is the new highlight of the tuners. After JE Design, H&R hurried to offer the newcomer a new set of sports springs in order to make the car handle better on all type of roads. The new level of customization from H&R consists in lowering the car with 40 mm. This modification not only makes the car look better, it also improves the dynamics of the vehicle. And, as you know all parts come with TÜV certification as standard.

Interested in more Ibiza news? Then check the 2009 Seat Ibiza by JE Design.

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JE Design unveils customized Seat Ibiza

JE Design unveils customized Seat Ibiza

As we told you we came back with the official information regarding the JE Design tuning kit for the new generation of the Seat Ibiza. The new car that will be officially unveiled on 14th of June will feature a new sports spring system lowering the car with 35 mm as well as some ECU tweaking for the 1.9 TDI engine pushing it to 130 hp. Also new wing doors will be available as well as a complete wheels set in 17 an 18” diameter.

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2009 Seat Ibiza by JE Design

2009 Seat Ibiza by JE Design

JE Desing unveiled the new tuning kit for the new generation of the Seat Ibiza. Composed from a front lip spoiler, new side sills and a rear apron featuring a carbon fiber air diffuser the kit offers a plus of sportivity to the fresh design of the car. The vehicle features also 17” and 18” alloy as well as a new suspension kit which lowers it up to 35 mm.

Due to the fact that the car has been recently launched the kit is still under construction and, according to the tuning company, the full kit will feature a wing door system, as well as some ECU tweaking pushing the 1.4 liter TDI engine up to 105 hp and the 1.9 liter TDI to 130 hp.

More informations after the official press release, so stay tuned!

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Seat Ibiza Sport Pack unveiled

Seat Ibiza Sport Pack unveiled

The newly-launched Ibiza will be available with a new Sport Package. The price of the new package is 3500 euro.

The Ibiza Sport Pack will feature re-designed front bumper, new side skirts, re-designed rear bumper with integrated central exhaust pipes and a rear roof spoiler. The car will sit on 17" alloy wheels.

On the interior there will be a sport steering wheel, aluminum sport pedals, sport gear knob and door panels featuring aluminum insertions.

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Five Euro NCAP starts for Seat Ibiza

Five Euro NCAP starts for Seat Ibiza

The new SEAT Ibiza received an excellent rating after the stringent crash tests organised by the prestigious Euro NCAP organisation – 5 stars in passenger protection, 4 stars in child safety and 3 stars in pedestrian protection. Officially released today, this result places the Spanish model in a privileged position, scoring it as one of the safest cars of its segment.
 

The 85 hp SEAT Ibiza 1.4 16V Reference was chosen for the tests. Since the equipment level is different in every country, Euro NCAP selects the unit with the minimum level of standard safety equipment for its testing.
 
For the purpose of the test, the new SEAT Ibiza unit features driver and passenger airbag, head-thorax sidebag, ABS, TCS + EBA, electric front seatbelts + load limiter, three-point rear seatbelts, fasten seatbelt warning light and beeper and rear window seat Isofix anchoring points.
 

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Seat Ibiza 3door to debut in London

Seat Ibiza 3door to debut in London

Seat will unveil the three-door version of the newly launched Ibiza in July at the London Motor Show. And here are the first spy pictures! The car will carry the same "Sport-Coupe" label as the Bocanegra Concept, but wil be only for marketing purpose.

Seat will also unveil the top-of-the-range FR and Cupra models. Those two versions are supposed to be powered by a turbocharged 1.4-liter engine and will go on sale in 2009.

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New Seat Ibiza on sale this month

New Seat Ibiza on sale this month

With its innovative design and pronounced sportiness, SEAT’s most emblematic Ibiza will be on sale this month throughout the company’s dealership network, coinciding with the upcoming Madrid Motor Show.
 

The new Ibiza is dashingly youthful and features outstanding dynamic qualities thanks to the new Volkswagen Group platform which has been designed for this segment. This new development heightens the allure of SEAT’s new model and combines with the new “Arrow Design” concept, featuring simpler, more powerful geometric lines that lend balanced aesthetics to the new SEAT Ibiza.
 

The initial engine range includes three petrol versions (70 hp 1.2; 85 hp 1.4 and 105 hp 1.6) and one Diesel engine (105 hp 1.9 TDI) equipped with the DPF particulate filter, although the range will soon expand to include the 80 hp 1.4 TDI and 90 hp 1.9 TDI versions. All of the engines are mated to a five-speed manual gearbox and feature outstandingly low CO2 emissions, of less than 160 g/km on the petrol versions and less than 120 g/km on the Diesel models.

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2009 Seat Ibiza first video

Seat revealed yesterday first images and information of the 2009 Ibiza. The new SEAT Ibiza will be making its debut motor show appearance in Madrid on May 22, 2008, after which it will receive its European market launch.

Debuting with a range of potent, proven powerplants, the Ibiza five-door promises both strong performance and outstanding economy. Beneath the bonnet, this front-wheel drive motor will initially offer three petrol engine options: either a characterful 1.2-litre three cylinder 70 hp; flexible 1.4-litre 85 hp four cylinder or sporty 1.6-litre four cylinder 102 hp.

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Daily Video News: 3 April

Daily Video News: 3 April

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2009 Seat Ibiza

2009 Seat Ibiza

Seat today unveiled first images and details of the 2009 Ibiza, model previewed by the SportCoupe Bocanegra Concept unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.

Longer than the current model – the new Ibiza breasts the tape at 4.05 m, versus the existing car’s 3.97 m – it’s markedly more capacious, too, with improved rear seat legroom and a significantly larger and more practical boot space which, at 292 litres with rear seats in place, is comfortably the largest in the supermini class.

Sitting on a new version of the renowned Ibiza ‘Agile Chassis’, with wider front and rear tracks (30 mm and 33 mm respectively) the new car looks and feels even more ‘planted’, and delivers both a composed ride and class-leading, sporty handling.

Debuting with a range of potent, proven powerplants, the Ibiza five-door promises both strong performance and outstanding economy. Beneath the bonnet, this front-wheel drive motor will initially offer three petrol engine options: either a characterful 1.2-litre three cylinder 70 PS; flexible 1.4-litre 85 PS four cylinder or sporty 1.6-litre four cylinder 102 PS.

All three come mated as standard to a sweet-shifting five-speed manual gearbox, and all have undergone engineering modifications to ensure emissions fall comfortably below 160 g/km.

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2008 Seat Ibiza Concept - first images

2008 Seat Ibiza Concept - first images

Seat will unveil at the Geneva Motor Show a concept version of the next generation Ibiza at the Geneva Motor Show. The Concept will be called Bocangera and here are the first official images.

The production version, the Ibiza Cupra will be powered by a VW Group’s 1.4 TSI engine delivering something between 170 and 200 Hp. The production Ibiza will be unveiled at the Madrid International Motor Show in May.

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New Seat Ibiza to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show

New Seat Ibiza to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show

Seat will unveil a new version of the Ibiza lower-medium car at the Geneva auto show next March. It will be offered in both three and and five-door hatchback.

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2008 Seat Ibiza renderings

2008 Seat Ibiza renderings

Seat is preparing a totally new generation Ibiza, the most important model of the company. There are rumors that the new Ibiza will use the same platform as the 2008 Volkswagen Polo.
This latest renderings show that the Ibiza will have the front similar to the Leon/Altea while the back looks more like the one of the Altea. Let’s just hope that Seat will take advantages with the new model in order to make a difference between their models that start to look (...)

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2007 Seat Ibiza Sportrider

2007 Seat Ibiza Sportrider

BETTER EQUIPPED FOR GREATER SPORTINESS
New versions for the SEAT Ibiza and Córdoba ranges
New Ibiza Hit and Sportrider New Córdoba versions Top II and Sportrider Combined with a wide range of engine possibilities The SEAT Ibiza and Córdoba ranges feature brand new versions aimed at those who seek extra comfort and sportiness on the entry-level Reference trim. SEAT Ibiza Hit and Córdoba Top II The SEAT Ibiza Hit and Córdoba Top II are especially suited to those who want a (...)

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The New SEAT Ibiza will be on the road with La Oreja de Van Gogh

The New SEAT Ibiza will be on the road with La Oreja de Van Gogh

The New SEAT Ibiza, which was recently launched on the Spanish market, will be the ambassador of the popular group La Oreja de Van Gogh during their 2006 concert tour to promote their new album "Guapa".
On March 17th, SEAT executives and representatives of the sales network handed over several SEAT vehicles to the group members in San Sebastián, including the new Altea and Ibiza FR models.
According to the sponsorship agreement, the cars will be driven by the group on their Spanish tour (...)

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2006 Je Design Seat Ibiza

2006 Je Design Seat Ibiza

Following Seat’s recent facelift to the Ibiza, JE DESIGN is now offering new bodywork attachment parts. This tuning specialist from Leingarten also adorns this compact Spanish car with two hefty power boosts and new wheel rims.

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2006 Seat Ibiza Vaillante

2006 Seat Ibiza Vaillante

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.

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2006 Seat Ibiza FR

2006 Seat Ibiza FR

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 León.

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2003 Seat Ibiza R

2003 Seat Ibiza R

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.

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2002 Seat Ibiza

2002 Seat Ibiza

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.

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