Seat is commemorating its launch into China with a concept version of its facelifted Seat Ibiza Cupra at the Beijing motor show. The 178bhp 1.4 TSI engine, seven-speed DSG gearbox and chassis settings remain as before, but there’s a bold new design, particularly at the front end.
The new front-end features a new design for the grille, air intakes and bumper. Seat says the result is a lower, wider stance. The Ibiza Cupra also boasts new LED daytime running lights, bi-xenon headlights and cornering lights integrated into the large fog lamps.
The three-door concept rides on 17in wheels. It is finished in bold Crono Yellow paintwork and gloss black is used for trim including the mirror housings.
At the rear, there’s a new look for bumper, diffuser and trapezoidal exhaust.
Inside, the concept gets a new steering wheel with a Cupra logo, a new instrument panel and yellow trim to match the exterior paint finish. Other features include an all-new infotainment system and for production, Seat’s Portable Media System (as seen on the Mii) will be available.