Seat will be unveiling Cupra and Ecomotive versions of its new Ibiza at the Paris Motor Show on October 2.
The Ibiza Cupra is powered by a 178bhp 1.4-litre supercharged petrol engine which can be linked to a seven-speed DSG transmission, complete with F1-style steering wheel shift-paddles.
Based on the SportCoupé (SC) three-door body shape, the Cupra has a new front bumper, air intakes, 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear diffuser incorporating a new exhaust pipe, Cupra sports seats and aluminium pedals.
The Ecomotive version of the Ibiza is powered by a 78bhp PS 1.4 TDI engine with DPF diesel particulate filter, which emits 99g/km of carbon dioxide. Seat have altered the gearbox, gear ratios, fitted low rolling-resistance tyres and replace the spare wheel with a puncture kit to save weight. The Ecomotive’s aerodynamics have also been revised to reduce air resistance.
Both prices and specification for the new Ibiza Cupra and Ibiza Ecomotive will be announced closer to their UK arrival towards the middle of next year.