Seat Ibiza Cupra 2016: the sports car for everyday

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We really wanted to get behind the wheel of the renewed Seat Ibiza Cupra, in its range 2016 receives many of the changes already released in the rest of the commercial offer of this small car of the B segment.

We drove to Can Padro, a center of learning and improving driving with various circuits located in the province of Barcelona, ​​to check both on the premises and other winding roads unfolds how the Seat Ibiza Cupra 2016. Outside, the aesthetic changes made to this car sports They are not very radical. In one of our first conversations with Sven Schawe, Head of Technical Development Seat and one of those most responsible for tuning the chassis of this Seat Ibiza Cupra and Seat Leon Cupra and contrasted, says that this new delivery sporty version sand it has sought to get the best balance between everyday practicality and sportiness. What does the Seat Ibiza Cupra 2016?

Seat Ibiza Cupra 2016: what changes

As we enter the new Seat Ibiza Cupra 2016, I appreciate already known, such as the wheel elements, taken directly from Seat Leon Cupra. Both the dashboard and a number of other elements have finished first. And connectivity? Aboard the Seat Ibiza Cupra can also enjoy a car equipped with the latest and most outstanding connectivity solutions, information and entertainment. Thus, systems Seat Full Link and MirrorLink trasladas allow many of the applications smartphones and mobile devices through functions Apple Car Play Y Android Auto.

He seat Driver Seat Ibiza Cupra 2016 has heating and ventilation, offers subject in general and the side bolsters offering legroom are more focused on comfort (in other sports cars, we sat literally anchored both across the back and legs).

Seat Ibiza Cupra 2016He Seat Ibiza Cupra 2016 also it has a new engine the previous version, now taking a gasoline 1.8 TSI twin system of direct / indirect injection (Instead of the previous 1.4 TSI) of 192 hp (Previously 180 hp). In essence, it is the same engine that first premiered on Volkswagen Polo GTI, but yes, in the case of Seat Ibiza Cupra the torque is somewhat higher (up 32.63 mkg, available between 1,450 and the 4200 rpm). Its range of power delivery is more than generous and you always have the feeling that when you really need the verve Ibiza Cupra what you will give.

Seat Ibiza Cupra 2016: bipolar

In our first test, we consider that the engine 1.8 TSI of the Seat Ibiza Cupra it adapts very well to 6-speed manual transmission. Its dynamic driving system with two settings -Normal and Sport- to distinguish very clearly their double personality. A touch of a button, the parameters are changed throttle response, steering, cushions adaptive suspension Cupra and the sound emanating from the tailpipes. The way Normal activated, you can enjoy a comfortable and pleasant ride aboard the Seat Ibiza Cupra. Everything changes when you press the button Sport, time that come to light the sporting credentials of the name Cupra.

In this new installment of Seat Ibiza Cupra, We appreciate a significant improvement in the overall performance of the brakes. The way Sport activated, the only body sways, the car flat turns, the steering is very precise and curves are occurring at breakneck speed. In more complicated bends and when not carry adequate speed, electronic differential lock XDS attends our help in the right measure braking the inner wheel to reduce understeer.

Power loss, one of the drawbacks that sometimes comes out in small cars too powerful, does not occur in the Seat Ibiza Cupra. To our taste, the engine is squeezed in the right measure and weight distribution 61.9 in the front and 38.1 percent in the rear axle contributes to its great dynamic balance.

Seat Ibiza Cupra 2016: its 'gadgets' most curious

For the 'geeks' of technology, he Seat Ibiza Cupra 2016 also it has prepared several surprises. One is the Seat application DriveApp, you can enjoy various functions both inside and outside the car, including customized touch screen multimedia system or include real-time data on weather conditions that're circulating. You can also enjoy what happens in the Facebook and Twitter and, for the curious, include the function "Challenger", the driver proposing a kind of self-improvement competition in which combines sportiness with efficiency.

Seat Ibiza Cupra 2016: What a price!

Another of the great attractions of the new Seat Ibiza Cupra is the price. Seat not only it has gotten rebajar 1,400 € regarding your predecessor to leave in 21,400 €. If the car is financed through branding and launch campaigns take advantage, you can buy a Ibiza Cupra by 17,680 € four year warranty and four years maintenance included, provided they do not exceed 80.000 km.