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Seat unveils updated Ibiza model

18 Seat Ibiza 2015

Seat has unveiled the newly updated Ibiza model, which is due in UK showrooms in the autumn.

Available in five-door, three-door SC (Sport Coupe) and ST (Sport Tourer), the model features new LED daytime running lights, new 16- and 17-inch alloy wheel designs, and two new paint colours; Moonstone Silver and Chilli Red.

New equipment includes DAB, Seat sound and Seat drive profile technology, a tiredness recognition system, and multi-collision brake technology.

New Colour Packs have been made available, in brown, purple, red, grey, white, black, and blue, including two-colour 16- or 17inch alloy wheels.

Engine options include a 1.0-litre petrol variant, which produces 74bhp in naturally aspirated format, and 93bhp or 108bhp as Eco TSI turbocharged engines. A 148bhp 1.4-litre Eco TSI with active cylinder management (ACT), which returns 58.9mpg, is also included in the range.

The 1.4 TDI with 74bhp achieves fuel consumption of 83.1mpg, which equates to an emissions figure of 88g/km of CO2. Each of the other TDI powertrains, with 88bhp or 103bhp, achieve 74.3mpg+.

The 108bhp TSI and the 88bhp TDI are both available with automatic gearbox (DSG). The start/stop system, which switches off the engine when the vehicle is at a standstill, is available across all new-generation Seat Ibizas.

President and chief executive of Seat S.A Jürgen Stackmann said: “The New Ibiza will further expand Seat’s current success. It is the first example of how we ‘Leonize our Portfolio’, applying the successful formula of Leon into all our model range. Alongside efficiency, quality and safety, we have placed particular emphasis on the issue of connectivity.

“The Ibiza is Seat’s most successful model, with more than five million sold globally over the last 30 years. With an average age of 43, the Ibiza has an exceptionally young customer base, with its share of young female buyers well above average.”

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