Official: Seat Ibiza ST revealed

Article by Christian A., on February 28, 2010

The global debut of the new SEAT Ibiza ST at the Geneva Motor Show marks another chapter in the Spanish carmaker's product offensive. This time around, SEAT is targeting young and sporty consumers looking for a well-designed and dynamic yet affordable and efficient compact estate car.

This latest offering from SEAT will be launched to the auto market in early summer and will be available in six modern engine variants as well as with an array of modern equipment and technologies. This new compact estate car is an amalgamation of a highly functional concept and SEAT's distinct design language.

Certainly, the new SEAT Ibiza ST lives up to its name as part of the of the Ibiza range, parading a youthful and sporty character while offering a generous load capacity on an estate layout. To achieve this, designers at SEAT took effort to stretch the roofline rearwards and integrate the rear overhang into the overall design.

Moreover, the design team went on to make sure that tight span of vehicle's flanks results to taut proportions. As expected, the front end of the Ibiza ST sports the signature SEAT "arrow design" while the end features a new appearance thanks to the new split rear light clusters.

Compared to the Ibiza, the Ibiza ST is around 18 cm longer at 4.23 meters, which means it has enough room to carry the load of young and sporty customers. In fact, the compact estate car has a base capacity of around 430 liters, which could be further increased in phases just by folding the split rear seat.

SEAT's engineers also made sure that the load opening features an optimal height and a low width. The generous dimensions of the Ibiza ST mean that it offers a spacious cabin, as secured by a stiff and highly precise body shell.

Naturally, designers and engineers at SEAT made sure that all features and elements inside the cabin of the Ibiza ST are functional and practical to use as well as methodically crafted from high quality materials. To flaunt its emotional yet sporty character, Ibiza ST features circular air vents and a short gear stick.

Matching this sporty character is its athletic dynamics that does not sacrifice efficiency. This is particularly achieved by employing highly advanced engines -- three petrol and three TDI units with common-rail injection – for the new SEAT Ibiza ST.

These engines feature outputs ranging from 51 kW (70 hp) and 77 kW (105 hp). Four of these engines feature direct injection and turbocharging. The most efficient of these engines are the 1.2 TDI and 1.2 TSI. Complementing the sporty dynamics of the Ibiza ST is its precise and safe running gear.

This new compact estate car could be availed in three model lines -- Reference, Style and Sport – each offering ample equipment to satisfy the requirements of their owners. Moreover, the SEAT Ibiza ST could be availed with optional hi-tech equipment like the dual-clutch transmission.

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With a World Premiere at the Geneva Motorshow, SEAT is pushing forward with its product offensive – the Ibiza ST is the third model to join the successful Spanish line-up. The compact estate car is the perfect vehicle for a youthful and sporty lifestyle, bringing together the brand's most powerful characteristics – it is emotional and well-designed, it is dynamic and efficient, it is easy to use and financially attainable. SEAT will deliver the Ibiza ST in six modern engine variants and with a broad palette of equipment and technologies. Market launch is planned for early summer. The stylists at SEAT Design have taken the highly functional concept of the Ibiza ST and clad it in the Spanish brand's unique design language.

Despite the estate layout and generous load capacity, it retains the youthful, sporty character of the Ibiza range. The roofline stretches rearwards, the rear overhang is integrated perfectly into the overall design and the tight span of its flanks lends tautness to its proportions. The front end bears the hallmark SEAT "arrow design"; with the rear end receiving a new look courtesy of the split rear light clusters. With a length of 4.23 metres, the Ibiza ST is no less than 18 centimetres longer than the Ibiza. This creates ample load capacity to satisfy all the requirements of a sporty and mobile lifestyle. The base capacity of 430 litres is already comparatively generous, and can be increased in stages by folding the split rear seat.

Engineers paid particularly close attention to the optimal width and low height of the load opening. Overall, the bodyshell is finished to the high levels of precision and stiffness characteristic of all SEAT models. The interior of the Ibiza ST is impressively spacious, with an accomplished and high quality character. The designers and engineers paid close attention to the tiniest detail; every single element is functional, practical to use and meticulously crafted, as evidenced by the high material quality and tight tolerances. The cockpit feels taut. Circular air vents, a short gear stick – the emotional character expressed by the design of the Ibiza ST is clearly evident in the interior, too.

Sporty dynamics with a high degree of efficiency is par for the course for every SEAT. The basis for this is delivered by state-of-the-art engines, with the Ibiza ST offering a choice of three petrol and three TDI units with common-rail injection. Four of the six engines operate with direct injection and turbocharging. They span an output range of between 51 and 77 kW (70 to 105 hp). Particular highlights include the exceptionally efficient 1.2 TDI and 1.2 TSI. Another guarantee of agility and dynamics comes from the precise and safe running gear. Together with the excellent equipment of the three model lines Reference, Style and Sport, as well as the broad range of hi-tech optional equipment – such as the dual-clutch transmission – this makes the Ibiza ST the one to beat in the small estate car segment. Especially as excellent value for money is an integral part of the youthful character that defines this kind of SEAT.

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