Preview: Seat Ibiza three-door and cabrio
We now have renderings of two of these new models: the three-door hatch and the convertible. As expected, the three-door hatch will essentially be a shortened version of the five-door model revealed last month. For the convertible, engineers would need to change the side profile and glasshouse but the car’s front-end styling will be identical to the hatch models.
The engine line-up for both cars will be the same as the five-door hatch, which means three different petrol engine options ranging from 1.2 to 1.6L in displacement and developing between 70 and 102hp. The line-up of direct-injection TDI engines is expected to be revealed later in the year.
Earlier this month, reports emerged claiming Seat will build a production version of the Bocanegra Concept as the new Ibiza Cupra. Power for the car will come from a twin-turbo 1.4L petrol engine with 180hp. Expect to see the new Cupra as well as several other Ibiza variants at the Paris Motor Show in October.
Seat Ibiza three-door hatch and cabrio renderings