Seat has revealed the details of its latest Ibiza Cupra range.

Two major changes have come with the latest generation Cupra. The first is a new 1.8-litre turbocharged replacing the older 1.4-litre unit, while the older DSG gearbox has been replaced with a six-speed manual.

The changes mean that the Cupra now produces 190bhp and 320Nm torque, enabling it to reach 62mph in just 6.7 seconds and carry on to a top speed of 146mph. As well as this, the Cupra returns an impressive 45.6mpg.

With the standard Cupra model coming in at £18,100, it represents a saving of £880 over the previous model.

The Cupra also now features larger front brakes and adjustable damping with drivers able to pick between Comfort and Sport driving modes.

A five inch media system is now included, which features a colour touchscreen and DAB radio. A Bluetooth audio streaming system also comes as standard, which also allows for hands-free calling. This can be controlled through the multi-function steering wheel.

Adding to the car’s usability are sports front seats, climate control and cruise control. Safety is a paramount, too – with Seat’s Tiredness Recognition System standing out among a long list of technologies designed to keep the driver and passengers as safe as possible.

On the outside, customers will see 17-inch included on the standard Cupra, as well as automatic lights and wipers. These come alongside electrically adjustable and heated seats, bi-xenon headlights and tinted glass on the side and rear windows.

The Seat Ibiza Cupra is available to view in showrooms now.

Jack Evans


After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.

March 11, 2016