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Seat's 134-kW Ibiza Cupra

2008-09-01 09:40
Seat, Ibiza, Cupra

The new Ibiza range has been extended to include a Cupra version, and if its anything like the Leon Cupra, we like it already.

Created for driving pleasure, this little matador is powered by a 134-kW version of the 1.4 TSI twin-turbo engine making its debut on the pocket rocket.

The new TSI twin-turbo engine's emission levels are greatly reduce and fuel consumption, thanks to its smaller capacity, is lower too.

TSI with DSG

In the Cupra, this new engine is mated with a seven-speed DSG gearbox with steering wheel paddle shifts.

Ibiza's new front end lends itself beautifully to the more aggressive lines of the Cupra, which features a new bumper with additional air intakes around the grille, more prominent shoulders and a new central trapezoidal tailpipe. Seventeen-inch alloy wheels neatly fill the arches.

Standard safety equipment on board includes ABS, TCS traction control with EBA electronic brake assist, ESP, driver and passenger front and side airbags, hill hold control and a tyre pressure warning system.

Additional equipment, along with Cupra-specific suspension, sport seats and aluminium pedals, are twin chrome headlights, fog lamps with cornering function and an "easy entry" system on the passenger seat for those seated on the rear bench.


To add some balance to the Ibiza range, Seat is also introducing an Ecomotive version, considered the most ecological in its segment with a CO2 rating of 99 g/km.

Both new Ibiza derivatives will be built at Seat's Martorell plant near Barcelona, Spain.


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