2008 Seat Ibiza review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 2 April 2008 , 19:04:16 byVeronica

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Seat Ibiza

Seat revealed the most important Spanish in its recent history, the all-new Ibiza 5-door supermini. This debut marks the start of a major product offensive from the ambitious Spanish brand which will, over the coming months, also see the debut of further Ibiza variants, as well as striking new saloon and estate contenders in the upper medium segment. The new model offers a variety of class-leading options such as the availability of a new 7-speed DSG automatic/ sequential manual transmission. Hill Hold Assist, front fog lights with side illumination function and combined AUX-IN/USB connectivity for all manners of music devices. With improved rear seat legroom and a significantly larger and more practical boot space which, at 292 liters with rear seats in place, is comfortably the largest in the supermini class. The new Ibiza has wider front and rear tracks and delivers both a composed ride and class-leading, sporty handling. The Ibiza five-door supermini promises both strong performance and outstanding economy. The carmaker offers three petrol engine options: a 1.2-liter 3-cylinder capable of developing 70 PS, a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder capable of producing 85 PS and last, but not least a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder which has 102 PS as output. All three have the same sweet-shifting 5-speed manual transmission offered as standard. Thanks to different engineering modifications, the model now produces only 160 g/km CO2 emissions. The carmaker had in mind the safety and security of the occupants when developing the new Ibiza 5-door supermini. This is why the model is equipped with new head and thorax-focused front side airbags and also extensive availability of ESP and TCS. Thanks to the development of this new five-door model, the carmaker is embarking on a major development of the SEAT range, with a lot more to come in the next months.