Wednesday, December 15, 2010
New Seat Ibiza Sport Tourer Unveiled Ahead of Geneva Motor Show
Meet the all-new Seat Ibiza Sport Tourer or ST for short that was unveiled today ahead of its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in the beginning of March. The third member of the Ibiza family after the five-door and three-door (SC) models, is a subcompact estate and it will go on sale in most parts of Europe by early summer.
As anticipated, the production version of last year's Frankfurt Show IBZ study has lost all those edgy styling elements such as the hidden rear door handles and the sharper tail lamps that made the concept look so special.
On the outside, up until the C-pillar, the Ibiza ST appears to be identical to the hatchback model while from there aft, the styling brings to mind the Audi A3 Sportback.
Measuring in at a length of 4,320mm, the new Ibiza ST is about 180mm longer than the hatchback model.
And by the look of these images, most of the extra length is concentrated in the rear overhang benefitting the capacity of the luggage compartment that now reaches 430 liters, and can be further increased in stages by folding the split rear seat.
The VW Group's Spanish subsidiary said that the Ibizia ST offers a choice of three petrol and three TDI units with common-rail injection with four of those engines operating with direct injection and turbocharging.
These include the group's new 1.2-liter TSI petrol with 105HP and the 1.6-liter TDI in 90HP and 105HP guises.