Hot on the heels of the exciting new Ibiza 5dr, which went on sale here just last week (16th July 2008), SEAT is today revealing full price and specification details for the forthcoming Ibiza SportCoupé – the striking three-door sibling to the 5dr.
Coinciding with the world debut today of the new model at the British International Motor Show, the great news for SportCoupé buyers is that they will enjoy the new Ibiza’s trademark svelte looks, superb ride, nimble handling and top notch build quality at a price appreciably below that of its five-door sibling.
Ahead of its on-sale date in October, SEAT has confirmed its new Ibiza family member will cost from just £8,595 RRP – a like-for-like saving of £400 over the newly-launched five-door car’s already competitive prices.
And, as with Ibiza 5dr, SEAT is making the Ibiza SC range easy to understand courtesy of a new set of model names. Reference, Reference Sport and Stylance designations are replaced with the more widely-understood S, SE and Sport nomenclatures.
The launch line-up runs as follows:
|New SEAT Ibiza
|VED band||On-the-road price|
|S 1.2 12v 70 PS||139||C||£8,595|
|S A/C 1.2 12v 70 PS||139||C||£9,095|
|SE 1.4 16v 85 PS||149||C||£9,995|
|Sport 1.4 16v 85 PS||149||C||£10,295|
|Sport 1.6 16v 105 PS||157||D||£10,895|
Again, and in line with SEAT’s aim of offering ultra-competitive levels of equipment as standard, every new Ibiza SC model arrives with an impressive array of comfort, style and safety features included. In fact the equipment is identical to the generous specification already seen on the Ibiza 5dr.
Thus, even entry-level S 1.2 versions include the likes of a height- and reach-adjustable steering wheel; height adjustable driver’s seat; speed-sensitive electrohydraulic power steering; electric front windows; driver, front passenger and head-thorax front side airbags; ABS braking; rolling code immobiliser; remote central locking and six-speaker FM/AM RDS radio with MP3-compatible CD player, steering column-mounted remote audio controls and AUX input.
Move up to the new Ibiza SportCoupé SE and the selection of styling, comfort and equipment features grows further to include body-coloured door mirrors and handles; electrically-adjustable and heated door mirrors; electric rear windows; cruise control; air conditioning; trip computer; height adjustable passenger seat and 15-inch alloy wheels.
Sport versions of the SC include an array of additions including sports suspension; sports seats; arch-filling 16-inch alloy wheels and leather-clad steering wheel and gear knob.
As with the Ibiza 5dr, the most popular options have been bundled together into packs with the Convenience Pack (available on SE and Sport models) offering rear parking sensors, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming rear view mirror and ‘coming home’ headlight function for £250 RRP.
Meanwhile, the SE Design Pack includes a custom-styled dashboard, folding front centre arm rest, storage pack and leather steering wheel and gear knob for a modest £210 RRP.
Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), which also includes Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), is part of a pack which also adds tyre pressure monitoring and SEAT’s unique new Hill-Hold Control function. This is available across the range for only £280 RRP.
SEAT UK Head of Marketing, Steve Robertson, said: ‘With such a positive reception to Ibiza 5dr we’re keen to spread the good news about SC pricing as early as possible.
‘The obvious visual appeal of our distinctly styled Ibiza SportCoupé is underlined by prices which add undeniably great value to the mix – a particularly important feature in a new car these days. We’re expecting a rush of interest in our sporty newcomer, and dealers have opened their order books in anticipation.’Published 22 July 2008