2013 SEAT Ibiza
The new 2013 SEAT Ibiza captures the heart with its young, emotional design and fun-to-drive zest, innovative technologies and quality. The new line is developed to match even more the indvidual taste of the customer. The range includes the compact and sporty three-door Ibiza SC, the dynamic and universal five-door Ibiza, the elegantly practical Ibiza ST estate car, the extremely efficient Ibiza E-Ecomotive, the exceptionally sporty Ibiza FR with 110 kW (150 hp). However there is something in common for all the models and it is the high standard of quality and outstanding value for money. The introduction to the market of the new models will be in the spring of 2012.
Of course the new models will offer again its expressive and unique design. However beneath it the new Ibiza offers an impressive array of innovative technologies, such as the latest-generation state-of-the-art TDI and TSI power units, the DSG transmissions and the start/stop system, which combines dynamics with exceptional efficiency and exciting driving. Furthermore in it is included the Portable Media System with touchscreen monitor, which combines the functions of a navigation system, on-board computer, audio system and hands-free device. While it is fully integrated into the Ibiza's on-board electronics, it is also removable for use on-the-go.
In details the sporty character and high product quality can be seen all over the new Ibiza's exterior. The distinctive centrepiece is the trapezoidal grille featuring the SEAT logo. The flatter proportions and horizontal honeycomb structure of the grille and the lower air intake emphasise the width of the new Ibiza. A redesign in the front and rear bumpers give the a look that is particularly accentuated on the sporty Ibiza FR version. Standard equipment on the FR and available as an option on other models are the large fog lamps with integrated cornering light. With these models SEAT has proved again that it has put again a great attention to the details. Take as an example the sophisticated design of the headlamps. In details, the edgy style of the lamps is a hallmark feature of the new SEAT design language, while being perfectly integrated into the Ibiza's sculptural form. The headlamps are available in two halogen versions or with optional bi-xenon lamps and LED daytime running lights. The latter trace the form of the headlamps to deliver a unique light signature, as do the optional LED rear lights. Moreover the new Ibiza looks like a piece of art on wheels. The characteristic "Línea Dinámica" runs from the headlamps over the powerfully drawn wheel arches to the rear. A second, equally sharp character line runs across the muscular rear shoulders to the rear lamps. These powerful lines and the interplay of taut surfaces give the Ibiza an athletic character – on both the coupé-like three-door and the universal five-door. And even the functional estate car conveys an unmatched look of dynamism – without any restriction to its exceptional utility.
The interior on the other hand is as exquisite as the exterior. First of all it has a forceful but extremely minimalist and clearly structured cockpit design. The feeling of quality, the high precision of the workmanship, the wide choice of colours and materials ranging all the way to fine leather upholstery serve to underline SEAT's standards. Here we also have a great attention and effort put on the detaisl. It can be sensed through the steering wheel, in the new design of the climatronic, in the new paint surfaces. Nevertheless the main focus here remains on functionality –for instance take the new instrument binnacle with its improved display or the significantly larger glove compartment. In details it now has a generous storage volume of 10.7 litres and thus offers more space for a lot more accessories and useful items.
Furthermore the new Ibiza is offered in three body styles to fit perfectly to every lifestyle. There are the three-door Ibiza SC and the five-door Ibiza, which are not only design masterpieces, but are also very well equipped to cope with the practical challenges of everyday life. They has an interior that is generous for this class of vehicle, a luggage volume of 284 or 292 litres and a variable rear bench. Undeniably the bodyshell of the Ibiza ST offers a very high degree of functionality. Despite its sporty design, the load volume of 430 to a maximum of 1,164 litres is surprisingly generous.
More importantly the engines included are a cmbination of sportiness and efficiency. The range of petrol units extends from the economical 1.2 litre with 44 kW (60 hp) to the immensely perky 1.4 TSI with supercharger and turbocharger. 110 kW (150 hp) and the standard-fit DSG transmission catapult the Ibiza to 100 km/h in just 7.8 seconds, and onwards to an impressive top speed of 212 km/h. In the new Ibiza, this power unit is now also available for the ST estate version. A highlight here is the Ibiza 1.2 TSI Ecomotive – the state-of-the-art power unit with 77 kW (105 hp) delivers refined drive with its maximum torque of 175 Newton metres at just 1,550 r/min, yet sips on an average of just 5.1 litres/100 km – thanks also to the start/stop technology that is fitted as standard. Additionally the TDI engines are even more efficient when it comes to fuel consumption and emissions. The efficiency highlight is the Ibiza 1.2 TDI E-Ecomotive (also with a start/stop system). Its average fuel consumption is the almost unbeliavable 3.4 litres, equating to a first-class CO2 figure of 89 grams/km! Nevertheless the compact hi-tech TDI delivers attractive performance with its 55 kW (75 hp) and its very respectable torque of 180 Newton metres. The sporty pinnacle of the Ibiza diesel line-up is the 2.0 TDI with 105 kW (143 hp). No competitor in this segment offers such a powerful diesel; no other masters the combination of performance and efficiency so perfectly – a top speed of 210 km/h comes with an average fuel consumption of just 4.6 litres. And how about the transmitions which fit to those modern engines? There are featured perfectly spaced five and six-speed manual gearboxes. Moreover a number of engines are offered with DSG transmissions either as standard equipment or as an option. This dual-clutch transmission offers not only the comfort of an automatic, but also the advantage of compelling efficiency. The running gear of the new Ibiza shows sophisticated layout that has been carefully fine tuned, giving the compact model handling characteristics that are as sporty as they are safe. In addition the precise steering and the perfectly tuned ESP stability control, as well as the XDS electronic differential lock (as of 100 hp) offer safety in hazardous situations. Next to be mentioned is the powerful brake system with ABS, which is also included. Last but not least, the new Ibiza runs on wheels ranging in size from 15 to 17 inches and sporting a new design.