Discover the New 2017 SEAT Ibiza or fifth generation of SEAT Ibiza, more spacious than its predecessor while remaining compact.
As promised, Seat unveils the 2017 SEAT Ibiza / fifth generation of its versatile city Ibiza . The aesthetic evolution is subtle compared to the previous model, but the newcomer adopts a more assertive style and resumes elements Leon and the Ateca . We notice a ribbed hood, flank lines with marked relief or a more massive rear shield, all giving a more sporting appearance to the Spanish.
Launched only in five-doors, the car is shorter by 2mm than its predecessor with its 4.06m long but it is wider from 87mm to 1.78m, and lower by 1mm with 1.44m high. The wheelbase gains 95mm to display 2.56m, while the front track widens by 60mm and the rear track by 48mm. The short overhangs finished to mark the base of this Ibiza. This is the first car group Volkswagen is based on the MQB modular platform A0, which allows weight down and increased rigidity according to the manufacturer.
The interior is uncluttered and gives way to horizontal lines. In keeping with the exterior design, the edges are prominent. The center console can accommodate an 8-inch touchscreen as well as a cordless phone charger with signal amplifier. Keyless entry and start are announced. Seat announces a progression of the leg space of 35mm at the rear. The roof guard increases by 24mm at the front and 17mm at the rear despite the height in slight decrease. Comfort is expected to improve with Seat\’s wider 42mm seats. The trunk volume jumped from 292L to 355L, the record for the category. For comparison, a Renault Clio offers 300L.
Two finishes make up the top of the range. One is the sporty FR, accompanied by a suspension firmed compared to other models, and offering two modes of driving. It is distinguished by black exterior elements, specific shields and a dummy rear diffuser incorporating two exhaust outlets. The other is called XCellence; She wants to be comfortable and connected. The details of its equipment remain to be known. The access model is called Reference, and the intermediate finish is called Style.
Seven engines announced
At launch, the range of petrol engines will consist of a three-cylinder 1L TSI offered in versions 95ch and 115ch. A four-cylinder 1,5L TSI 150ch will complete the offer at the end of 2017. A 1L TSI block of 90hp with natural gas is also announced. On the Diesel side, you will find a 1.6L TDI of 80hp, 95hp or 110hp. Manual transmission with five or six gears and DSG7 with double clutch will be in the catalog.
Ibiza will also be able to receive many driving aids such as the adaptive cruise control and the bottling assistant, which is rare on this segment. Seat also announces improved parking radars and a rear view camera.
The new Seat Ibiza will be marketed in June 2017 at unknown rates. Until then, she will leave close in March 2017 at the Geneva show .