Wednesday, December 15, 2010
New Seat Ibiza ST Priced from £12,070 in Britain
The new Seat Ibiza ST (Sports Tourer) is making its showroom debut in the UK this month with prices ranging from £12,070 RRP for the entry-level 1.4-litre 16V S A/C to a current ceiling of £14,910 for the 1.2 TDI CR Ecomotive in SE spec.
The small station wagon model joins the sportier looking three-door Ibiza SC and five-door Ibiza hatch. Compared to the 5dr hatchback model, boot space is up 138 liters taking the ST's carrying capacity to 430 liters with the rear seats up.
The Ibiza ST will be offered with a variety of diesel and petrol engines and with the option of a five-speed manual gearbox or the VW Group's highly praised seven-speed dual-clutch DSG transmission.
The petrol lineup includes a naturally aspirated 85HP 1.4-liter unit and a 105HP 1.2-liter TSI turbocharged four with which the Ibiza ST covers the 0-62 mph dash in 10.1 seconds before reaching top speed of 118 mph.
Diesel buyers are offered the choice of a standard 75HP 1.2-litre TDI CR, an Ecomotive version of the same engine that returns an impressive combined fuel economy of 80.7 mpg UK (3.5 lt/100km or 67.2mpg US), or a more potent 1.6-liter unit producing 105-horsepower.
All versions come equipped with head and chest airbags for both driver and front seat passenger, head-thorax front side airbags, front passenger airbag disconnection, ABS and three three-point rear seatbelts as standard.