SEAT introduces the new Ibiza CUPRA


SEAT has unveiled its new Ibiza CUPRA, a model that the manufacturer argues offers ‘stunning design, amazing performance and state-of-the-art technology’.

The Ibiza CUPRA is powered by a 1.4 TSI engine delivering 180 PS, 250 Nm of torque and average fuel consumption of 47.9 mpg. The vehicle can go from 0-62mph in just 6.9 seconds and achieve a top speed of 142mph.

“The Ibiza CUPRA is one of the icons of the SEAT brand. Its stunning design and refined dynamics promise driving fun mile-for-mile,” said James Muir, President of SEAT S.A.

“With its innovative technologies, upgraded interior and further improved quality, the new Ibiza CUPRA clearly shows how quickly and consistently our brand is continuing to develop.”

The three-door coupé boasts a range of features including ‘exclusive’ 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, as well as black and high-gloss exterior mirrors.

Interior features include the SEAT Portable System which includes a navigation system, Bluetooth audio streaming, a Micro SD card slot for music storage, a hands-free phone system with voice control, and an on-board computer.

Safety features on the model, which has been awarded the maximum five stars in the Euro NCAP crash test, include an XDS electronic differential lock, and an ESP electronic stability system incorporating hill start.

“Spontaneous, powerful acceleration, agile handling, good traction and responsive brakes deliver the kind of driving pleasure that the CUPRA name represents,” said Dr Matthias Rabe, Vice President for Research and Development at SEAT S.A.

“The new Ibiza CUPRA is a perfect example of how we at SEAT bring together the very latest technologies from the Volkswagen Group to create a unique and highly rewarding overall package.”

The Ibiza CUPRA is priced at £18,825 and is due to arrive in the UK in January 2013. If you are considering a new car purchase, guaranteed car finance could be an option.

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