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Seat Ibiza

The UK-market Seat Ibiza has been recently revised and most of the models in the lineup have received a price cut. Scheduled to hit the dealerships in April, the Ibiza ST FR will be making its first appearance. It will be available with either a 1.2-liter engine with 105 PS or a beefier 1.4-liter engine with 150 PS. Both of these engines run on gasoline, while diesels include a 1.6-liter TDI with 105 PS and a more powerful 2.0-liter TDI with 143 PS.

Seat Ibiza

The 3-door version of the Seat Ibiza SC will have a base price of 9995 pounds on the road, while the 5-door model will set you back at least 11,430 pounds for the 1.2 70 PS A/C version. The cheapest ST model will cost 12,140 pounds.

Seat Ibiza

The core basic model of the lineup is the Ibiza S A/C is going to cost 300 pounds less than the outgoing S Copa version. Also 300 pounds cheaper is the new SE model will replaces the previous SE Copa. As for the FR models, these are up to 1100 pounds more affordable than before. 5-door versions are 500 pounds more expensive in comparison to their 3-door SC siblings, while ST versions are 710 pounds pricier than the 5-door Ibizas.

Seat Ibiza

Aside from the price cut, the Ibiza comes with several revisions which should be mentioned, like the reshaped headlights that now have sculptural elements that look like the ones in the Exeo and Alhambra models. For more money customers can opt for bi-xenon headlights with LED DLRs. The car now comes with a smaller front grille, while all of the models in the lineup feature a lower grille which up until now only the hotter FR and Cupra versions came with.

Seat Ibiza

At the back, we notice that the taillights have been updated, while the FR model comes with LED lightning. Inside the cabin, there is a new climate control console, a new design for the steering wheel and a bigger glovebox.

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2012 Seat Ibiza

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.

2012 Seat Ibiza

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.

2012 Seat Ibiza

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.

2012 Seat Ibiza

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.

2012 Seat Ibiza

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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Seat Ibiza Tuned By JE Design

The aftermarket experts from JE Design have unveiled today a tuning program for the Seat Ibiza which can be installed on all the versions in the lineup: three-door, five-door, ST, FR and the hot Cupra model. The aftermarket components are made out of composite materials or ABS and they tested them for pedestrian protection.

Seat Ibiza Tuned By JE Design

This body kit consists of a new front apron that incorporates LED daytime running lights as well as a new radiator grill, available for 654 Euro, while the LEDs which will set you back another 238 Euro. The headlamp covers cost 89 Euro while the side skirts are sold for 299 Euro. Opting for the new rear apron will lower your pockets by 299 Euro.

Seat Ibiza Tuned By JE Design

Aside from the aesthetic changes, the Seat Ibiza tuned by JE Design gets a suspension lowering kit that brings the car closer to the road by 35mm. If you want this, prepare to pay 149 Euro. You can choose from either a set of 17-inch alloys priced at 1,809 Euro or the bigger 18-inch rims that are available for 2,260 Euro.

Seat Ibiza Tuned By JE Design

They also can tweak the 1.6 TDI CR engine, increasing its power to 121 hp (89 kW) and 282 Nm of torque. Fitted with this power unit, the Seat Ibiza will do the 0-62 mph sprint in 10.2 seconds, on its way to a maximum speed of 194 km/h.

Seat Ibiza Tuned By JE Design

Inside the cabin, they can fit your Seat Ibiza with a new leather upholstery, available for 1,599 Euro. Aside from this, you can order (for 399 Euro) a brand new steering wheel while for 179 Euro they can offer you a new gear lever as well as a handbrake grip. Opting for heated seats will cost you 379 Euro while for 319 Euro you will be able to get an electrically adjustable lumbar support system.

Source: JE Design via ZerCustoms

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Seat Ibiza SC Trophy

The Spanish automaker Seat has revealed at this year’s edition of the Worthersee GTI meet a new racer based on the Ibiza Cupra model, which will be homologated into a new race series. Dubbed Ibiza SC Trophy, the car will participate in an all-new single-brand championship that will start in 2012 in Spain and Italy.

Seat Ibiza SC Trophy

Under the hood it features a 1.4 TSI engine that generates 178 hp (180 PS / 132 kW), just like the Cupra model and is mated to a 7-speed DSG transmission. Although there is no extra power available, the car has been put on a diet as it now weighs only 2,330 lbs (1,063 kg) and has been fitted with 17-inch race wheels. Other modifications include a modified oil sump that can combat the high lateral forces that it must endure during races.

The car is now closer to the ground by 40 mm and the wheelbase is longer by 13 mm. The track has also been widened by 170 mm (front) and 29 mm (back).

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Seat isn’t arriving at the upcoming Worthersee Tour empty handed, as the Spanish carmaker, part of the Volkswagen Group, has revealed that it will bring forth a Bocanegra version of the recently revealed Ibiza ST station wagon.

As you can tell by the name, the new project will take styling cues from the older Bocanegra concept and the special edition made last year for the regular Ibiza (pictured above). From what we can tell, the upgraded Ibiza will boast a special two-tone paint, with black accents in the front as well as on the exterior mirror housings. The special black tone will also be used for the front grille and on the roof of the Ibiza Bocanegra ST.

For the inside, the Spanish carmaker added sports seats, a flat-bottom steering wheel and aluminum sports pedals. The whole package is rounded off with a set of enlarged wheels.

Besides the Seat Ibiza Bocanegra ST, the company will also present other accessories for models like the Leon.

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Seat, after teasing its fans with last year’s IBZ concept, has finally revealed the newest variant of its popular Ibiza B segment hatchback, the Ibiza Sport Tourer (ST), which will, of course, cater to the wagon market.

The new model sports a very interesting design, filled with many subtle touches which make the ST a great choice if you’re in the market for a new wagon model. Add in the three petrol and three diesel engines, with power ranging from 70 to 105 HP, and you’ll be pretty happy.



Even though it suffered quite a few changes from the gorgeous IBZ concept, including a tone down of the rear light cluster, the side panels and the front arches, not to mention the headlamps, the new Seat Ibiza ST will make a lasting impression on the many people who will be attending the Geneva Motor Show this March.

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Now don’t get too excited, as the cars mentioned above will only act as safety cars in order for the organizers to test out the special stages of the rally and see if they are up to par with the safety regulations from the WRC.

This continues the long lasting partnership between Seat and the Catalunya Rally competition. The Spanish automaker will offer 86 cars for the officials and the technical assistance crews, among them being the special 180 HP Ibiza Bocanegra, the 200 HP Exeo TSI and the 240 HP Leon Cupra models. As a special tidbit of information, the Ibiza model will be driven by Joan Vinyes, the Andorra pilot which won the first edition of the Sear Supercup in 2002.

The rally has started yesterday and will end on Sunday, after all of the 18 stages will take place.

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In what comes as a huge surprise, Seat has announced the debut of the Seat Ibiza Bocanegra production version, during the press days at the Barcelona International Motor Show. The Bocanegra Concept was first unveiled last year at the Geneva Motor Show and it previewed the new generation Ibiza. However, nobody was expecting the car, which looked awesome, to make it into production.

The car, which is also a tribute to Seat’s original Bocanegra, the 1200 Sport, which debuted in Spain in 1975, is very similar to the concept, Seat deciding to keep the black styling elements at its nose (black double headlights, central grille with honeycomb mesh and black surround including air vents). The front bumper, which also incorporated fog lights, combines black with the body color and is bigger at the bottom and over the wheel arches, giving the car a very aggressive look. At the back, the Bocanegra received honeycomb mesh on the side grids, new spoiler, chuncky wheel arches and a tinted rear window, plus a large “Bocanegra” badge on the rear hatch. The sporty look is completed by black door mirror housings, dark tinted sunroof and 17-inch Sira alloys.

On the interior, the “angry” Ibiza got a special three-spoke steering wheel, sports seats upholstered with special fabric, gloss black trim, aluminium-clad pedals and the Bocanegra logo on the instrument panel.

Under the hood, Seat will offer the Ibiza Bocanegra with the twin charged 1.4 liter TSI engine, available with 150 and 180 hp power output, mated to a seven-speed DSG gearbox with paddle shifts mounted on the steering wheel.

Seat hasn’t announced when the Bocanegra will go on sale or how much it will cost, but we’re definitely really excited about the car which promises to be one of the coolest and most fun to drive small cars around. And check out the photos, doesn’t it look amazing?

Photo Gallery: Seat Ibiza Bocanegra

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The Seat Ibiza Cupra made its debut at there days’ Paris Motor Show, but now we have another sporty Ibiza treatment, this time from the German tuner JE Design. The tuner has fitted the Ibiza SportCoupe with a body kit that includes a new front spoiler, sport radiator grill, headlight eyebrows, side skirts, roof spoiler and a carbon fiber rear bumper apron attachment.

Though Seat introduced, some time ago, new colors for the model, JE Design added more features that make the car really stand out, like the LSD wing doors, center-mounted trapezoidal tailpipe and special matte black acrylic sheets that take the Ibiza SC’s look closer to the Bocanegra concept. The car also got 35 mm lowered springs and 17 or 18 inch JE Design wheels. Performance upgrades were made to the 1.9 TDI engine, which now delivers 130 hp (40hp more than the production version) and which takes the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 10.0 seconds (1.1 seconds faster than production version) and up to a top speed of 198 km/h (128 mph), comparing to 186 km/h (115 mph) on the regular model.

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Beside the ‘new’ Exeo, at the Paris Motor Show, Volkswagen’s Spanish brand, Seat, has presented its latest addition to the Ibiza range, the sporty Seat Ibiza Cupra. The car is powered by a brand new twin charged 1.4 TSI engine that delivers 180 hp and 250 Nm of torque at 1,750-4,500 rpm. Mated to a seven-speed DSG gearbox, the engine takes the Ibiza Cupra from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.5 seconds and up to a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph). Fuel consumption is estimated at 6.7 litres/100 km (35 US mpg), while CO2 emissions are at 159 g/km.

The Cupra has a lot of sporty elements, such as a more aggressive body kit that includes a newly-designed bumper and integrated spoiler featuring large air intakes, new U-shaped air vents beneath the newly-designed honeycomb grille, black badges on the front bumper, the word “CUPRA” on the left and 17? five arm double-spoke alloy wheels. The interior features shiny black elements on the dashboard, a more sporty three-spoke steering wheel with the “CUPRA” logo, paddles forl the 7-speed DSG gearbox, two newly-designed instrument dials, new sporty seats with black upholstery and the “CUPRA” logo on the backrest.

For more info about the new Seat Ibiza Cupra, check out the official press release. Also, enjoy the photos we took at the Paris show!

Photo Gallery: The new Seat Ibiza Cupra at the Paris Motor Show

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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.

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Today, Seat unveiled the new Seat Ibiza at their development and production facility in Martorell near Barcelona, Spain. The Chairman of the Board of Management, Erich Schmitt, said that “the new SEAT Ibiza is the car for the young and the young-at-heart – people who appreciate design, sportiness and quality, yet are also environmentally aware.”

The new Ibiza was created using the new new “Arrow Design” concept, having a newly designed front-end and it will be more dynamic, by having a longer wheelbase and greater track width. The car will also be more fuel efficient than the current generation, through reduced weight, more efficient engines and reconfigured transmission ratios. Emissions are also lower, petrol engines emitting less than 160g CO2/km, while the diesel versions keep CO2 emissions below 120g/km.

The new Seat Ibiza will make its world debut in Madrid, on May 22, 2008, with European market launch to follow soon after. However, European customers will be able to see the car before that, when specially equipped trucks will be displaying the cars across Europe. More info can be found on newseatibiza.com.

The full photo gallery, a cool video and the full press release are available after the jump.

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Ok, I don’t know who would put something like this on a Ford Fiesta or a Seat Ibiza, it’s a waste of money and time. German tuner LSD offers this kit for all three-door Seat Ibiza 6L models, from 2002 to present, and all three-door Ford Fiesta JD 3 models from November 2001 to present. For either car, the kit will cost you 1,299 euros ($1,750) in Germany. Click for more pics.
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