After the celebration of the International Motor Show in Barcelona where the official launch of the facelift SEAT Ibiza took place, we know that the range of most sports cars of the Spanish manufacturer, named Cupra receive news. The most clear and direct affect precisely the new Ibiza, but in the medium term it appears that the name Cupra will give much to talk about …
As noted the average British Autocar, later this same 2015 hit the market the SEAT Ibiza Cupra facelift, and do so with significant changes as far as the mechanical aspect is concerned. Currently the Ibiza Cupra mounts a gasoline engine 1.4 TSI with 180 hp power, always linked to automatic dual clutch characteristic VAG, the DSG . With the arrival of this new Cupra, as already confirmed in SEAT, mechanics would remain, but also also offer a 6 speed manual transmission.
In this way, the SEAT Ibiza Cupra would be in a better position to fight with two of his closest rivals, the Ford Fiesta ST and the Opel Corsa OPC, only available with manual transmission, while maintain its position against the Renault Clio RS, which is always linked with an automatic transmission.
reach far more direct news. However, in the medium term it appears that the manufacturer of VAG group will bet heavily on the Cupra . This was hinted its president, Jürgen Stackmann, during the celebration of the appointment of the city. There he suggested that is likely to reach the Cupra range larger models SEAT could even be extended to diesel mechanics. An ideal place to be the heart of an Cupra TDI candidate would be the diesel engine 240 hp twin-turbo riding the new generation Passat.
Stackmann also took the opportunity to confirm that its new SUV 20V20, which will debut next year at the Geneva Motor year, will also feature a Cupra version.
Source – Autocar
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