New Seat Ibiza Cupra Leaked Ahead Of Geneva Debut

Contrary to a previous report, Seat will indeed launch a high-performance version of the new-gen Ibiza.

Sliding into the company’s newly-launched performance Cupra sub-brand, alongside the larger and more powerful Leon, the hot hatch will be officially shown to the public next month, at the Geneva Motor Show. But before that happens, we have the chance to see it courtesy of AutoPista.

The visual differences compared to the regular Ibiza models include a reworked front bumper, with a new apron that appears to be made from carbon fiber, tweaked grille, and modified roof-mounted spoiler.

However, the biggest change is the absence of Seat logos, which have been replaced with the Cupra badges on both ends of the car, on the wheels, steering wheel, and probably other parts of the cabin.

Seat hasn’t left the interior of the new Ibiza Cupra untouched either, as this gets new dashboard trim, Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel and handbrake lever, and sports seats.

This example uses an automatic transmission, and given that it shares its underpinnings with the new VW Polo GTI, we’re likely looking at a six-speed dual-clutch.

Power comes probably from the same 2.0-liter turbocharged engine its German cousin uses, where it develops 200PS (197hp) and 320Nm (236lb-ft) of torque.

The 0-100km/h (0-62mph) acceleration takes 6.7sec in the Polo GTI, and it can reach a top speed of 237km/h (147mph), so the Ibiza Cupra could very well mirror its performance.

Thanks to Joel Serpico for the tip!

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  • gor134

    I was expecting more agressive bumpers to differentiate it from the FR Ibizas. A Bronze splitter ain’t gonna do it.

  • Six_Tymes

    like it, a lot. just needs black interior

  • no25

    I actually like the way the badge looks on the grille. not bad

  • Toss

    still flavourless, odorless, and colorless

  • CADOX

    On the grille the logo looks like something out of a Marvel superhero movie.

  • salamOOn

    i still cant believe they are really using that ” temporary tattoo from teens magazine” logo…..

  • Jarosław Kotowicz

    Same thoughts.

  • What’s the tuning company with the wolf logo that are famous mostly for their alloys? That was the first thing that hit me. I’d rather change them back to Seat’s own.

  • StrangerGP

    Cupra logo on the grille and the steering wheel looks like some aftermarket part.

  • Yeah they just confirmed that Cupra range will be consisted of Ateca, Leon and Ibiza.

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