The facelifted Seat Ibiza Cupra, which goes on sale in the UK early next year, has been revealed prior to its public debut at the Frankfurt motor show later this month.
The headline change is the new 1.8-litre turbocharged petrol engine that develops 189bhp and 236lb ft. Thats 12bhp more than the 1.4-litre turbo and supercharged petrol engine used by the outgoing Ibiza Cupra.
That means the updated Cupra model will be capable of hitting 62mph from rest in just 6.7sec and has a top speed of 146mph but is also capable of returning 47mpg.
The new Cupra will be available with a six-speed manual gearbox only in the UK. The car sits on 17-inch alloy wheels as standard and adopts stylish but subtle tweaks to mark it out from the rest of the facelifted Ibiza line-up, which is now avaiable to order from your local Listers SEAT centre.
Inside, the Ibiza Cupra adopts the same look and technology as the larger Leon Cupra, including a newly designed flat bottomed steering wheel, infotainment system which has been upgraded to support both Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity. Drivers can choose sports suspension and steering settings via Seat’s Drive Profile system.