Seat Ibiza facelift revealed, heading to Geneva
The fourth generation of the Seat Ibiza came out three years ago and now it’s time for a facelift which will be unveiled to the public in March during the Geneva Motor Show. The Spanish automaker will bring updates to all models in the Ibiza lineup, including here the 3-door SC, the 5-door hatchback and the ST estate model.
The outside of the car will be wearing a new face that was inspired from the company’s recent concept cars like the IBX small crossover, IBE Coupe and the IBL sedan. All of the Ibizas will have a bigger trapezoidal grille which will have a honeycomb structure, while the front bumper will adopt a new look. In addition, the car will feature edgier headlamps, along with optional LED daytime running lights and bi-xenon headlamps. Looking at the back we notice the restyled bumper and new tail lamps.
No photos with the car’s interior were published but Seat promised that the Ibiza will feature better materials, a new steering wheel and a new design of its Climatronic climate control system. Other novelties include three additional colors and the Portable Media System which incorporates a touchscreen monitor that has a navigation system, audio system, on-board computer and a hands-free device.
Clients will be able to choose from several power units, including here a 1.2-liter with 60 hp, a 1.2-liter TSI engine that develops 105 hp, and a beefier 1.4-liter TSI gasoline engine that pumps out 150 hp. More frugal engines include a 1.2-liter TDI that generates 75 hp and a 2.0-liter TDI with 143 hp. Regarding the transmission choices, the new Ibiza will be available with 5- and 6-speed gearboxes as well as Volkswagen’s 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.
In the second part of this year we will get to see the hot Cupra version of the Seat Ibiza.
Source: Seat via Carscoop
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