2009 SEAT IBZ Sport Tourer Concept review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 15 September 2009 , 09:09:17 byAngela

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SEAT IBZ Sport Tourer Concept

Seat presented the IBZ Concept at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. This model previews a new, family-sized version that will make its appearance in showrooms across Europe towards the middle of next year, this way increasing the B segment line-up of the company in the process. The IBZ Concept includes different distinctive exterior and interior design features and benefits from cutting-edge technology for a gripping driving experience. The front end shows an evolution as the bonnet features a running edge, splitting the car through its symmetry access, adding precision and sharpness to the known Ibiza face. The new center grille is underlined by the same purist, rectangular air vents found on the Ibiza CUPRA. The IBZ Concept boasts an attractive sweep created by the newly designed headlights complete with LED technology. Its exterior design is enhanced by its high gloss, eye-catching blue print color. The exterior arm which supports the mirror and the outer casing of the mirror, are both aluminum to match the other trim elements found on this model. The Seat logo as usual doubles as the boot handle mechanism, and the prototype is easily identified by the Ibiza initials beneath the logo in the center of the hatch. The final highlights that round off the view of the rear are a new bumper, which has a built-in number plate, the number plate light at the bottom of the hatch, and split twin tailpipes, which each boast a stylish aluminum bezel. The interior is structured by light-guide strips that run through the dashboard and the doors, integrating the radio / iPhone interface screen and providing atmospheric lighting at the same time. The newly designed seats and integrated headrests are upholstered with a combination of leather and suede in the same color as the dashboard, with blue stitching to match the body color. The center console also features a stylish climate control system with all the usual functions, the gear stick with a leather gaiter and a panel with buttons to activate the hazard lights, door locks and seat heaters, as well as several storage compartments. The IBZ Concept is perfect for the ones that value space, practicality, comfort and driving enjoyment.