For SEAT cars the new 2004 model year brings changes right across the range. New engines, new model derivatives and improved specifications bring the line up right up to date and give the customer the best possible mix of performance, style and value. New engines have been included in the Ibiza, Leon and Toledo ranges and new variants introduced on Arosa, Ibiza, Leon, Toledo and Alhambra. Enhancements across the range include CD players as standard and new options such as curtain airbags and cruise control on some models.
The Ibiza, What Car? Car of the Year 2003, gains three new variants. The first is the Ibiza 1.4 S powered by the same 75 PS engine already available with SE specification. S spec includes air conditioning, electric windows, remote central locking, twin airbags, ABS and EBA and, of course, the involving driving experience provided by DSR, the SEAT-developed dynamic steering response, which is an integral part of all Ibizas. At £9000 on the road for the 3-door version, this is a surefire winner. Brand new to Ibiza is the delightful 1.4 TDi 75 PS engine which also comes in S specification. Low emissions (124 g/km), healthy torque (144 lb.ft @ 2200 rpm), a combined fuel consumption figure of 61.4 mpg and a starting price of £10500 make this an excellent choice for those demanding economy and style.
Last but certainly not least, the top of the range Ibiza Sport petrol gets a 2.0 litre 115 PS engine to replace the previously offered 1.4 litre 100 PS version. This new engine has a greater top speed (123 mph), quicker 0-62 at 10.1 seconds and 125 lb.ft of torque @ 2400 rpm in keeping with its "Sport" title, all for a price of £11750 on the road.
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