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Production SEAT Ibiza CUPRA Revealed

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SEAT reaffirms its position in the affordable hot hatchback segment with the launch of the new Ibiza CUPRA. This sexy looking beast has barely changed since it was first revealed as a concept at the Beijing auto show. It may look a bit fat, but it’s got presence and swagger, and a good engine to back it up.

Compared to the standard Ibiza, this sporty model gets CUPRA front and rear bumpers, matte black rear diffuser incorporating a large trapezoidal central tailpipe, and a pair of unique front sports seats.

The CUPRA is powered by a 180 PS and 250 Nm 1.4 liter TSI petrol engine. The combination of small displacement and a big turbo, as well as a seven-speed DSG twin-clutch automatic transmission, means the car is both fast and economical. Zero to 60 mph takes 6.9 seconds in this car, while the top speed is 142 mph. Average fuel consumption is rated at 47.9 mpg.

Granted, those performance figures aren’t exactly brilliant, but don’t forget this is a car with a base price of £18,825.

The CUPRA delivers great value for money. Besides its looks, performance, and economy, the car is also blessed with tons of useful features. It comes as standard with an XDS electronic differential lock and Electronic Stability Program. Inside the sporty cabin you find a complete infotainment package with navigation system, Bluetooth audio streaming, a Micro SD card slot for music storage, hands-free phone system with voice control, and an on-board computer.

Standard equipment meanwhile include climate control, rain-sensing automatic windscreen wipers, bi-xenon headlamps, LED daytime running lights, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

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