SEAT will open the order books next week for the new Seat Ibiza Cupra which arrives in the UK in January
SEAT will open the order books next week for the new SEAT Ibiza Cupra which arrives in the UK in January. The Cupra is the heart of the SEAT brand, the name was established 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 a Cupra has always featured in the SEAT model line-up, with the name adorning both the Ibiza and Leon ranges.
James Muir, President of SEAT S.A. said “the Ibiza Cupra is one of the icons of the SEAT brand. Its stunning design and refined dynamics promise driving fun mile-for-mile. With its innovative technologies, upgraded interior and further improved quality, the new Ibiza Cupra clearly shows how quickly and consistently our brand is continuing to develop.” Dr Matthias Rabe, Vice President for Research and Development at SEAT S.A., said “spontaneous, powerful acceleration, agile handling, good traction and responsive brakes deliver the kind of driving pleasure that the Cupra name represents. The new Ibiza Cupra is a perfect example of how we at SEAT bring together the very latest technologies from the Volkswagen Group to create a unique and highly rewarding overall package.”
The new SEAT Ibiza Cupra is powered by a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine that develops 180 PS and 250 Nm, owing to a turbocharger and a supercharger as well as direct injection. It is capable of 0-62mph in just 6.9 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 142mph yet this new supermini boasts exceptional fuel consumption returning an average 47.9mpg.
The exterior of the new Ibiza Cupra sports a new face bringing it in line with the recent Ibiza model update. The broad grille and forceful air intakes emphasise the breadth, solidity and power of the car. The LED daytime running lights trace the line of the headlamps to deliver a unique light signature, as do the LED rear lights. The bi-xenon headlamp technology delivers perfect illumination, while cornering lights are integrated into the large fog lamps.
The interior of the Ibiza Cupra, is extremely minimalist with a clearly structured cockpit, there is an exceptional feeling of quality. The new sports steering wheel features the Cupra logo, and the shift paddles for the DSG transmission are within easy reach of the driver’s fingertips. Additionally, the Cupra features unique sports seats with optional two-colour leather upholstery, underlining the very special position occupied by this top-of-the-range Ibiza. The new Cupra has a completely new entertainment system which is enhanced by the innovative SEAT Portable system. Functions include a navigation system, Bluetooth audio streaming, a Micro SD card slot for music storage, hands-free phone system with voice control, and an on-board computer. Standard equipment is extremely generous including climate control, rain-sensing automatic windscreen wipers, bi-xenon headlamps, LED daytime running lights, and 17-inch alloy wheels. Prices for the new SEAT Ibiza Cupra start from £18,825.