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2009-05-11 14:05

Seat has launched a more aggressive-looking version of the Ibiza Cupra, called the Ibiza Bocanegra, at the Barcelona Motor Show.

The Ibiza is not the first Seat to use the Bocanegra name, which is Spanish for "dark mouth". This new version pays tribute to Seat's original Bocanegra, the 1200 Sport, which debuted in the 70s.

The car is a production version of the Bocanegra concept car shown at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show and keeps much of the concept's styling, including black headlight surrounds and an imposing black mesh grille.

Its styling features include black door mirror housings, a dark tinted sunroof and 17-inch alloy wheels. To distinguish it from Cupra and FR models this Ibiza gets Bocanegra badging too.

Sporty touches on the inside are a flat-bottomed steering wheel, gloss black trim on the dash, aluminium pedals and sports seats.

Under the bonnet the Bocanegra will have a 1.4 TSI turbocharged petrol engine, available with two power ratings (110kW and 130kW), taken from the forthcoming Ibiza FR and Cupra models. The Bocanegra also benefits from an electronic limited slip differential and seven-speed DSG gearbox.

Such a pity this hotty won't make it to South Africa...


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