Seat has officially revealed the new 2013 Ibiza Cupra. The top-of-range model is practically the same as the concept, which was introduced earlier. The hot hatchback boasts superb performance and nice low fuel consumption of just 47.9 mpg.

The new 2013 Ibiza Cupra is scheduled to arrive in dealerships from January, next year. The price list start from £18,825, which is good value for money.

"The Ibiza Cupra is one of the icons of the Seat brand," commented James Muir, President of Seat S.A.

"Its stunning design and refined dynamics promise driving fun mile-for-mile. 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.", he added.

The new Ibiza Cupra is powered by the famous 1.4 liter TSI engine boosted to 180HP (132 kW) and 250Nm (185 lb-ft) - 0-100 km/h in 6.9 seconds. The engine is mated to the new 7-speed DSG twin-clutch automatic transmission coming with paddles mounted behind the steering wheel.

The chassis of the Ibiza Cupra has been tuned for maximum agility and precision. The ride height has been lowered compared to the standard car, and an optional AP Performance braking system is available, offering remarkable stopping power.

An XDS electronic differential lock reduces the tendency to understeer and improves handling through fast corners, and an ESP electronic stability system incorporating hill start is part of the safety package that comes as standard on the Ibiza Cupra; the car has been awarded the maximum five stars in the Euro NCAP crash test.

The standard equipment of Cupra includes Climate control, rain-sensing automatic windscreen wipers, bi-xenon headlamps, LED daytime running lights, and 17" alloy wheels are standard fit, as well as the aforementioned Cupra styling and performance-enhancing accoutrements, including signature gloss black mirrors, Cupra front and rear bumpers, matte black rear diffuser incorporating a large trapezoidal central tailpipe, and a pair of unique front sports seats.

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Source: Seat