2012 SEAT Ibiza Cupra Concept Unveiled [Photo Gallery]
Many of SEAT’s fans have criticized this car for playing it safe. The 2012 facelift for the Ibiza is a decent change for the regular supermini, but the Cupra has lost its aggressive look.
People often criticize Renault for the Clio RS’ cheap interior, but this concept isn’t a whole lot better. It’s really horrible and basic in places, and considering this is a compact flagship they could have really gone to town. We think the old Ibiza was better in this aspect. Also, the Cupra is shown with a DSG, suggesting a manual is not available with this generation.
The concept is finished in Crono yellow paint, and bestowed with a set of 17-inch alloys, a full body kit, bi-xenon headlights with some LEDs at the bottom. The cabin offers two-tone leather with yellow accenting.
Powering the 2012 model is still 1.4-liter TSI with 180 PS and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque. The power is sent to the road via a seven-speed DSG via an XDS electronically locking differential.
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