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Preview: New Seat Ibiza ST wagon


The new ST will be joining the regular five-door Hatchback and three-door Sportcoupe next year

The new ST will be joining the regular five-door Hatchback and three-door Sportcoupe next year

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The once cash-strapped Seat brand is on the verge of developing a range of new models, with no less than four different vehicles planned for production within the next three to four years. The launch of the Ibiza hatch last year was just the tip of the iceberg as the Spanish carmaker is now working on a new minicar and compact SUV, as well as the recently revealed Exeo Sedan and Exeo ST wagon.

We will soon be able to add to that list the new Ibiza ST wagon, which was first confirmed for production by Seat president Erich Schmitt at the company’s financial results announcement last month. The new wagon will be produced alongside the regular Seat Ibiza five and three-door variants at the company’s Martorell plant sometime next year, and is previewed in this latest computer generated rendering.

The engine range should mirror the lineup found in the regular five-door model, which means two diesel units developing 80hp (60kW) and 90hp (67kW), respectively, as well as three petrol-engines ranging from 70hp (52kW) to 102hp (76kW). However, Schmitt has hinted that there will be a selection of engines not currently offered in the Ibiza also available.

Entertainment and electronics features will include an optional navigation system, a new multi-function head unit with MP3 and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as a possible sun roof with solar cells powering a ventilation system, which is already available on the larger Exeo ST.
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  1. I know there is no mechanical difference, but I prefer the current SEAT designs to other VWs
     
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  2. This is how Impreza should have looked like if it was designed with a bit of passion by the guys up at Subaru... kind of missed the Seat brand over here in Australia.
    Could be it's not as common as a lot of Volkswagens plus some splashes of Spanish culture going on in the design process... even though the designer's ( Luc Donckerwolke - formerly from Lamborghini ) not really from Spain.
     
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  3. "the Spanish carmaker is now working on a new minicar"
    Don't forget your own news, Alex (http://www.motorauthority.com/production-version-of-up-minicar-could-prove-too-expensive-for-seat-and-skoda.html).

    If I bought an Ibiza ST, I'd rather buy a 100hp+ engined version.
     
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  4. ...prefer the current SEAT designs to other VWs

    Sure not with you on that. The SEAT designs are always to "busy" and characteristic of cars at the low end of the market. The VW designs are usually more pure in shape and much more upmarket. I would expect this is intentional so SEAT buyers aspire to move up to VW models.
     
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  5. ha ha I absolutely agree with U, Seat designs are still far from the market requirements.
     
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  6. Awesome looking motor mind you the name helps too for me Ibiza rules
     
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