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Seat Ibiza is the trade name of various small cars of the car brand Seat. The term is borrowed from the Balearic island of Ibiza, the bodies of the cars have so far always hatchback. The Ibiza has been built for over 25 years. Offered in the second and third generation notchback version and this combi counterpart was called Cordoba.

Launched in July 1984 Ibiza was first developed in-house by Seat. The design of the Ibiza by Giorgetto Giugiaro, who also set the Volkswagen Golf, the Fiat Uno and many other vehicles designed. The engines of 1.2 l capacity were developed with the exception of the 1.7-liter diesel engine from Porsche. This was to engines of the type EA801 VW whose engine capacity increased to 1.5 liters and the (partial) were equipped with L-Jetronic. The other engines are from Fiat.

The first model of the Seat Ibiza was available in the following trim levels:

Special, J, L, XL, CL, CLX, GLX, SX, SXI, Crono, Comfort, Disco, Friend und Sportline, wobei die Varianten SXI und Sportline 93 über die beste Ausstattung verfügten:

Moreover, there were some vehicles that possessed an air conditioner. Furthermore, a model with turbocharged engine was in a few countries, such as Austria and Switzerland, sold. It featured the 1.5-liter engine with catalytic converter and 109 PS (80 kW).

While technology now resulted exclusively from VW, was for the body again Giorgetto Giugiaro responsible, helped the new Ibiza a distinctive appearance. The Ibiza (6K) was built entirely under the direction of VW Group, which took over many features for the Volkswagen Polo 6N appeared a year later. Initially, it was this first VW Seat seen as a cheap alternative to VW, but the launch of the Cupra models and the successes in Rally area procured Seat a sporty reputation. The Seat Ibiza has a cw flow resistance coefficient of 0.33.

The Ibiza 6K was sold in South Africa as the VW Polo Playa (with VW-branded radiator grille).

The Seat Ibiza 6K (1993 1999) based on the Polo 6N and for the first time on the VW Group platform. However, it has taken over the front axle and engine mount from the Gulf 3 of the Seat Ibiza in contrast to Polo 6N and thus other engines from the VW rack used for the most part, such as the 2.0 16V (150 PS) ABF; an engine which is identical to the engine 3 of the golf GTI 16V, which was installed in the seat Ibiza cupra, or the diesel engine with the SDI 47 kW, The TDI engines with 66 kW (90hp) and later 81 kW (110hp). This 110-PS TDI also came in the Gulf-3 special edition GTI TDI used. This engine helped the Ibiza in the growing diesel segment to good sales figures. The advantage of the modified engine mount and other motor basic forms (827er engine block) was that the Seat Ibiza had to fight compared to Polo 6N with far less damage to the transmission. It gearbox VW 020 and VW 02A were used, which significantly more durable than were the transmission of type 085 in the Polo 6N.

The published in October 2002, third generation of the Seat Ibiza (6L) is based on the VW Polo IV (9N) of the parent company Volkswagen, but is a little larger and more designed for sportiness. Actually, the Polo 9N and thus the Ibiza 6L on the platform of the Skoda Fabia I was built. This came on the market before the Polo 9N; his platform was koda from than development service provider built for Volkswagen. The Ibiza is just like its sister model from the Volkswagen Group as a three-and five-door available (Skoda Fabia five-door only).

The 2.0-liter engine with 85 kW (116hp) was not available in Germany. It gave him, for example, in Switzerland and the Netherlands, but the production in mid-2004 has been discontinued.

Mid-2006 received a minor facelift of the Ibiza, including to recognize the front bumper with separate air intakes.

The Ibiza FR (Formula Racing) as the successor of Ibiza Sport combines sporty initially available components and more powerful engine with comfort features. In addition to the model Stylance FR offers the most optional extras for the Ibiza.

Cupra Cup Racing stands for and designates, since the type was introduced in the second (6K) generation of the Seat Ibiza, the sportiest models in the Seat-production. From Cupra (Typ 6K) there was a special model Competition Rally Cup, a small series of 30 pieces, which were built for the purpose of discharge of the Seat Ibiza Rally Cup (Seat/Sports Erwin Weber GmbH Seat Ibiza Competition Rally Cup history). Currently, only the Seat Leon and Seat Ibiza Cupra models available in GP 01 there was also a Cordoba Cupra, of which, however, only small numbers were produced. They are characterized by aggressive styling, more powerful engines and sporty variety of facilities. The standard equipment of the Cupra models exceeds that of the FR variants. The strongest engines available for the Seat Ibiza Cupra afford 118 kW/160hp (diesel) and 132 kW/180hp (gasoline).

Officially not available on the German market.

The new Seat Ibiza was presented on 22 May 2008 and is based on the VW Polo 6R. Since the 14th of June he is as a five-and three-door (SC, Sports coupe), Sold at the dealership. The internal name is the Seat Ibiza 6J.

The following model lines are offered: Ibiza Reference (basic equipment), Style, Sport, FR (Formula Racing), Cupra (CupRacing) only as SC, Ecomotive (diesel with just 3.7 liters fuel consumption, since 2010, 3.4 liter, new engine, 1.2 TDI CR) and Color Edition (lumina orange or Galia Blue) only as SC.

Since June 2009, there is also a stripped down version of the Ibiza SC, which with 44 kW (60hp) and a little less features at an introductory price of 10,990 is offered. Since March 2010, there are the special model Good Stuff with the 1.4-liter gasoline engine, 63 kW (85hp) and, among others, with 16 “alloy wheels (Sonda), which are only available on this special edition.

Since 2010 there is the Bocanegra Package that is orderable only for the three-door models FR and Cupra. Externally the Seat Bocanegra lifts ( Black muzzle) By the black radiator grille, front bumper with integrated fog lamps, specially shaped fenders, 17-inch alloy wheels in silver as well as by the modified tail of the normal from Ibiza. The whole thing is an allusion to the well known in the Spanish vernacular Seat 1200 Sport Coupé the year 1975.

Since July 2010, also an estate version called Ibiza ST is available from Ibiza. It is about 18 cm longer than the five-door hatchback.

Since early 2011, Ibiza offered in the Spanish market in the version Spotify, one of the Reference Standard equipment similar version, but with a connectivity of the radio system to iPhones and similar devices via Bluetooth. In the Spanish market this seat works together with telephone providers. For the first six months of a flat-rate use of Samsung Galaxy mini devices is offered free of charge from a provider. In addition to the Ibiza, there are also vehicles other series with the Spotify equipment.

On 24 March 2012, the revised Ibiza was presented at the Geneva Motor Show. He received a revised front which is especially characterized by newly designed headlights. The interior was modified: new materials, a modernized dashboard and an enlarged glove compartment.

In addition to the equipment Sports fell the Cupra version temporarily from the program. As of now, there are as trim levels Reference, Style and FR. Since 2013, the Ibiza is available once again as a “Cupra” version.

* Since model year 2014 values ​​adjusted for acceleration: 6.9 seconds, speed: 228km/h and fuel consumption: 5.9 l