Three-door Ibiza makes world debut
22 July 2008

The three-door version of Seat’s new supermini has just been revealed here at the London motor show. Called the Ibiza SportCoupe, it’s claimed to offer buyers a sportier look.The Ibiza is already one of the smartest-looking superminis and the changes enhance the visual appeal of this sleek Vauxhall Corsa rival. Large front air vents and a crisp crease from the light cluster that continues down the flanks help to create a dramatic new look for the Spanish hatch. The SportCoupe will come with a wide range of engines rolled out in stages. The frugal, 47.9mpg, 68bhp three-cylinder 1.2 litre petrol engine will start the range at £8995, and the line-up is bolstered by a £10,895 102bhp 1.6 and a £9995 83bhp 1.4. But we’re not expecting too much performance; the 150bhp FR and 180bhp Cupra models will both use a supercharged and turbocharged 1.4-litre engine, and are due early next year.On the greener side of the range, the new Ibiza SportCoupe Ecomotive is claimed to produce 99g/km of CO2 (1g/km shy of the Fiesta Econetic and will go on sale, along with the rest of the regular range, in October.

George Barrow

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22 July 2008

Now THAT'S a PROPER Motor Show colour! Orange! Looks good. Can't wait to go on Thursday!

"The creative adult is the child who survived."

22 July 2008

[quote Autocar]On the greener side of the range, the new Ibiza SportCoupe Ecomotive uses the 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. It's claimed to produce 99g/km of CO2[/quote]

Really? You sure about that?

[quote Autocar]‘twincharged’ TFSi units will power the 150bhp FR and 180bhp Cupra[/quote]

Or this for that matter. You really sure?

23 July 2008

Why oh why, does everyone have to use the word "Sport" in naming their cars, are we really that stupid? SportHatch, SportCoupe...

Give me a break and bring something more simple, Sierra L for example.

24 July 2008

[quote Fake Elvis]Give me a break and bring something more simple, Sierra L for example.[/quote]

Agreed, the Laguna sport tourer!!!!!=?;>/@## P!ss Off

This little car looks like Bangle mania has hit SEAT.

24 July 2008

[quote Fake Elvis]Why oh why, does everyone have to use the word "Sport" in naming their cars, are we really that stupid? SportHatch, SportCoupe...[/quote]

A call to Trading Standards?

What the hell is sporty about it exactly.

I don't even start me on the misuse of coupe!

If I want an autonomous car, I'll take a taxi.

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