SEAT Ibiza nameplate was launched in 1984, but the car featured here represents the fourth generation of the Spanish model, with facelift. This SEAT Ibiza is made on the same platform as Volkswagen Polo and Skoda Fabia of its time. This particular car is very new, with less than 500 km on the clock, and it is powered by a 1.0-litre TSI engine with three cylinders and turbocharger. The FR badge designates the top trim level, just below the CUPRA high-performance variant. SEAT Ibiza FR 1.0 TSI is characterised by driving fun, good performance, and sporty design (exterior and interior).
Model: SEAT Ibiza / SEAT Ibiza FR
Body type: 5-door hatchback, 5 seats
Price without VAT: 13,786 Euros
Engine: 1.0-litre (999 cc) inline 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, transverse mounted. The engine features DOHC with 4 valves per cylinder and the maximum output is 81 kW / 110 PS/hp between 5,000 and 5,500 rpm and peak torque is 200 Nm (approx. 147 lb-ft), available between 2,000 rpm and 3,500 rpm.
Transmission: 6-speed manual gearbox and Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Tyres: Bridgestone Potenza 215/40 R17 87V
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 9.2 seconds
Top speed: 197 km/h
Declared average fuel consumption: 4.3 liters of petrol per 100 km
Emissions: EU6, 99 g CO2/km
Fuel tank (l): 45
Dimensions (mm): L 4,082 / w 1,693 / h 1,441
Luggage compartment capacity (l): 292-938
Wheelbase (mm): 2,469
Weight (DIN/EU): 1,034 kg / 1,109 kg
Front suspensions: McPherson struts, coil springs, sway bar.
Rear suspensions: Semi-independent axle, coil springs.
Main standard equipment
Frontal airbags for driver and front passenger; side airbags for driver and front passenger; curtain airbags for front and rear seats; Tyre Pressure Monitor; ABS; ESC/ESP; Hill Hold Control; XDS electronic differential lock; fatigue detector; Multi Collision Brake; cruise control; board computer; LED DRL; LED tail lights; fog lights; front and rear electrically powered windows; electrically adjustable side mirrors, heated; electronic damper control; EPAS power steering; leather steering wheel; height and depth adjustable steering wheel; front sport seats; gear shift indicator; alarm system with interior surveillance; automatic air conditioning system (climatronic); sport leather steering wheel with multifunction; black tinted rear windows; Emocion Red paint.
Main optional equipment
17-inch alloy wheels; LED interior lights; 6-speaker SEAT Sound System with radio, CD, MP3, SD card reader, USB and Bluetooth; FullLink; Apple CarPlay; front and rear parking sensors.
+ well balanced steering system
+ stiff, precise suspension
+ good engine performance
+ good gearbox
+ nice engine sound
+ nice graphics for on board computer, instrument cluster, and infotainment
+ Apple CarPlay
+ good seats (ergonomy)
– some interior plastics have a poor look and feel
Driven by Adrian M. for 149 km, 8.3 l/100 km average fuel consumption, 318 km total mileage of the car.
Filmed at AFI Palace Cotroceni