The new Ibiza CUPRA shows the essence of the SEAT brand in its purest form – emotional design, outstanding performance and state-of-the-art technology unite to form one of the most dynamic cars in its class.
With its compact dimensions and excellent functionality, the Ibiza CUPRA is the perfect hot hatch for everyday use. The performance generated by the 1.8-litre TSI engine is impressive – acceleration from 0-62mph in just 6.7 seconds, a top speed of 146mph – paired with exceptional efficiency.
In one area, however, there was very little room for improvement – the Ibiza’s emotional and dynamic design is incredibly well received by customers and is cited as the main reason for purchasing the Spanish model.
The new 1.8 TSI engine with turbocharger and combined direct / indirect injection is a compact piece of hi-tech that guarantees exceptionally refined performance. Power is up by 12 PS compared with its predecessor, but the greater advance is in the torque. Nevertheless, the Ibiza CUPRA can still deliver impressive fuel economy of just 6.0 litres per 62 miles, on the combined cycle.
The Ibiza CUPRA comes with 17-inch wheels and suspension tuned for maximum agility and precision. The model also features CUPRA Drive Profile, which allow its ride and handling characteristics to be adapted at the touch of a button to suit driver preferences. The XDS electronic differential lock dials out understeer and improves handling, especially under fast cornering. The standard safety package includes: start assist and multi-collision brake, and tiredness detection system. The Ibiza has been awarded the highest five-star rating in the Euro NCAP crash test.