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.

Press release

The SEAT Ibiza will be available from June with the 90 hp 1.6 TDI CR engine in both its 5-door and SC versions. For the first time, this the Spanish brand’s car is equipped with the common rail system, which gives the engine better performance and significantly reduces all levels of noise, consumption and emissions.

Without a doubt, the 90 hp 1.6 TDI CR engine is an attractive option midway between the current 80 hp 1.4 TDI and 105 hp 1.9 TDI engines, replacing the 90 hp 1.9 TDI engine, and signals the gradual start of including the common rail system to the Ibiza range. Mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, the new engine features the DPF particulate filter and fully complies with EU5 emissions legislation which will become mandatory in 2010.

The magnificent performance figures speak for themselves, and combine with increasingly low emissions and consumption levels that make the Ibiza one of the most ecological models of its segment. With an engine torque of 230 Nm at 1,500 – 2,500 rpm, average combined consumption registered at only 4.2 l/100 km and emission level of 109 g/km, mean that buyers in Spain of the new 90 hp Ibiza 1.6 TDI CR avoid paying any registration tax.

Equipped with this engine, the car is available with the same standard equipment level and optional elements as on the rest of the range.

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  (612) posted on 01.25.2010

well at least they developed it’s engine, IMO 1.4L engine is underpower for this car, 1.6L is just enough.

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