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Less than six months after its launch, the new Ibiza range has expanded with the arrival of two new versions that combine distinct sports character with the commitment to environmental sustainability. In the first, innovative design and technology join character and exclusivity in the Ibiza CUPRA, a vehicle whose adrenaline rush is provided by the 180 hp 1.4 TSI twin-turbo engine and the 7-speed DSG gearbox with steering wheel shift-paddles. In turn, the attractive ECOMOTIVE version is the most ecological of its segment thanks to its reduced CO2 emissions figure of only 99 g/km.
Created for exciting driving pleasure, the new Ibiza CUPRA features an exclusive design with a spectacular front end where the “Arrow Design” concept lends maximum expressivity, especially due to the newly designed bumper, featuring the air intake vents surrounding the central grille, and the overall athletic looks, with its outstanding 17” alloy wheels, prominent shoulders that house the rear lights, and the newly designed, centrally placed trapezoid tailpipe.
Making its debut on the new Ibiza CUPRA is a brand-new version of the powerful, efficient 1.4 TSI engine. This twin-turbo engine now delivers 180 hp and is mated to a seven speed DSG gearbox with steering wheel shift-paddles. The 1.4 TSI twin-turbo engine delivers a noteworthy reduction in emission levels and fuel consumption thanks to its small cylinder capacity, keeping in line with the brand’s commitment to reducing CO2 emissions on the entire engine range.
The combination of this engine and the agility and sporty character of the DSG gearbox provide the driver with a thrilling experience at the wheel. Add to this the possibility of changing gears by tapping the paddles located on the steering wheel and the great stability offered by the SEAT “Agile Chassis” system, and the driver is able to reach the highest levels of sports driving.
Among its equipment, besides the standard ESP, the Spanish maker’s new car also features ABS, TCS + EBA, driver and passenger airbag, head airbag, Hill Hold Control, tyre pressure loss warning light, twin chrome headlights, fog lamps with cornering function, “easy entry” system on the passenger seat, CUPRA suspension, CUPRA sports seats and aluminium pedals.
Ibiza ECOMOTIVE, leader in environmental sustainability
Following the perfect tread marks traced by its predecessor, the new Ibiza ECOMOTIVE will be launched at the Paris Motor Show with a revamped styling and the reputation of being the most ecological car of its segment, by placing the CO2 emissions level at only 99 g/km. These figures will also allow customers to save on registration tax when buying the new Ibiza ECOMOTIVE.
Available in both the 5-door and SportCoupé versions, the Ibiza ECOMOTIVE is equipped with the 80 hp 1.4 TDI with DPF particulate filter which not only allows the engine to reduce emissions under the 100 g/km mark, but also reduces fuel consumption.
Undoubtedly, the updated engine software contributes to achieving these results, as well as improvements to the gearbox and the gear ratios, the new 175/70 R14 tyres, the 14” wheels with hubcaps and, as on the previous model, the replacement of the spare wheel with an antipuncture kit.
Another aspect which was closely studied to reduce fuel consumption and emissions figures was the aerodynamics of the car. The new ECOMOTIVE version of the Ibiza incorporates several solutions, such as the new closed front grille and new rear spoiler that combine to reduce resistance to movement and therefore decrease mechanical effort as well as fuel consumption and emissions.
As for the interior equipment, the ECOMOTIVE has the same comfort and safety elements as on the rest of the Ibiza range, in this case with the Reference finish.
Both the new Ibiza ECOMOTIVE and the CUPRA will be manufactured exclusively at the SEAT plant in Martorell near Barcelona.