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Ibiza Cupra and Ecomotive versions to debut at Paris

Today Seat announced that the Ibiza range will get two new members, the Cupra and Ecomotive versions. The Ibiza Cupra will get a more sporty bodykit, with newly designed bumper, featuring the air intake vents surrounding the central grille, prominent shoulders that house the rear lights, newly designed, centrally placed trapezoid tailpipe plus 17” alloy wheels, while the interior features Cupra suspension, Cupra sports seats and aluminium pedals. Under the hood, the Cupra will get a new version of the 1.4 TSI engine which now delivers 180 hp and is mated to a seven speed DSG gearbox with steering wheel shift-paddles.

The second addition to the Ibiza range will be the Seat Ibiza Ecomotive, which will be equipped with the 80 hp 1.4 TDI engine with DPF particulate filter, which keeps the CO2 emissions level at only 99 g/km and allows customers to save on registration tax. To achieve better mileage and lower emissions the Ecomotive has an improved bodykit with new closed front grille and new rear spoiler that reduce resistance and new 14” wheels with hubcaps.

Both models will be manufactured at the Seat plant in Martorell near Barcelona and will debut at October’s Paris Motor Show.

More photos of both cars after the jump. (more…)