To raise the brand appeal and to maintain its momentum for the most successful year yet, SEAT has decided to bring back its ‘Pay No VAT’ campaign. Its two most popular models – the Ibiza 5dr 1.4 SE Copa supermini and the sporty Leon 1.6 TDI S Copa family hatchback – are included in this offer. Just like SEAT models that have the ‘Copa’ badge, these two cars offer as standard a series of equipment --valued at hundreds of pounds -- that were previously available as optional extras. If SEAT pays for the 20% tax bill, buyers will only need to pay £10,699 RRP (representing savings of £2,105).
The Leon costs just £14,909, saving £2,970. Only retail customers can take advantage of the ‘Pay No VAT’ offer, subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. The Ibiza 5dr 1.4 SE Copa, which normally sells for £12,805 RRP, comes with 16” alloy wheels, climate control, rain-sensing wipers, auto-headlights, front fog lights with cornering function, cruise control, front electric windows and an MP3-compatible CD player with AUX-in.
Normally retailing at £17,880 RRP, the Leon 1.6 TDI S Copa is equipped with 16” alloy wheels, dual zone climate control, Bluetooth, front fog lights with cornering function, cruise control, an MP3-compatible CD player with AUX-in, ESP stability program with XDS (electronic differential lock) and a Start/Stop system with energy recovery.
In addition, SEAT offers several discounts on more of its models. Discounts of up to £1,500 off the RRP are offered in several Ibiza SC models like the Ibiza Cupra and Ibiza Cupra Bocanegra hot hatches. Meanwhile, the Ibiza 5dr and Ibiza ST models are available with discounts of up to £1,750.
The Seat Ibiza’s latest design principle suggests a more balanced and continuous approach based on its new Arrow shaped sections and geometric lines.
The perfectly placed radiator grille and expressive headlights also emphasise the sporty feature around the front end. As a matter of fact, these parts are placed at the lower part to present the arrowhead impression even better.
Luc Donckerwolke (Seat Design Director) stated that the design language of the new Seat Ibiza has stiffer body surface with concave lines that tend to change the colour to a different shade. Donckerwolke also sees to it that there will be more noticeable lettering and undertones on the new body surface.
Ibiza’s fundamental design is basically into sport, which means, you will find shoulder lines that go over the rear wheel arches or something with the same powerful effect. At the same time, the new Seat Ibiza’s athletic appearance demonstrates an energetic vibe considering the large air intakes underneath and newly designed side mirrors.
The current model range also shares a few similarities with the new Ibiza, particularly the Seat’s “Dynamic Line” standard. The Seat Design Director further explained how this principle offers balance to the car’s size and figure. However, the new model has more distinct lines judging from the silhouette that goes from the tail lamps, to the side profile and anywhere around the rear, centre and front end of the vehicle.