It’s here, Seat Ibiza Cupra Facelift it’s finally here! The most powerful version of the Seat Ibiza facelift keeps the name Ibiza Cupra, but comes with an aggressive look that promises a new beginning in the hot hatch city-car segment.
After revealing its Ibiza Concept at Beijing Motor Show, we were expecting to see this hot-hatch series version at the Paris Motor Show 2012, but the Iberian manufacturer considered that the new Leon and Toledo are rewarding enough.
Now, however, along with winter holidays, fans are rewarded with the Seat Ibiza Cupra facelift, which, fortunately, is almost identical to the preceding concept. Which is great, as Ibiza Cupra looks very sporty.
Seat Ibiza Cupra Facelift 2013
The front gets a strong individuality through integrated LED lights in the headlights while the lower slot of the spoiler brings a strong impression of force in the landscape. The rear spoiler is dominated by a large diffuser along with trapezoidal exhaust.
Ibiza Cupra facelift is presented in 3-door version, which is much closer to the idea of a coupe than its cousin Polo GT, especially if you notice the 17-inch wheels and lowered ride height and red painted calipers on its AP Racing braking system (optional).
Seat Ibiza Cupra Facelift Engine
Under the bonnet, Seat Ibiza Cupra kept a small turbo petrol 1.4 TSI 180 hp and 250 Nm, which gives a rather good performance: 6.9 seconds to 100 km/h. Top speed is 228 km/h and consumption of 5.9 litres/100 km.
Ibiza Cupra facelift comes with DSG (dual-clutch automatic gearbox) but also with electronic XDS differential lock as a standard.
For now, the Spanish have not announced details regarding Ibiza Cupra Facelift ‘s release date or any pricing information and facilities, but it is likely that the new Seat Ibiza Cupra Facelift will be presented in world premiere at Geneva Motor Show 2013.