New SEAT Ibiza ST impresses the motoring media

13 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on New SEAT Ibiza ST impresses the motoring media

New SEAT Ibiza ST impresses the media

by Robin Livingstone on 13 May

The new Ibiza ST was a big hit with journalists who taken to Spain for the car’s launch last week.

the face of it, the SEAT Ibiza ST is a estate in the same mould as the 207 SW or the Skoda Fabia Estate. But more to it than that,” Honest John

“It#8217;s the estate – of any size – with a that won#8217;t cost you a in road tax. The 1.2-litre TDI 75PS uses stop/start to come in at just 94g/km It#8217;ll also return an impressive 78.5mpg on the combined

“Inside it actually offers luggage space than the Leon#8230; Couple this relatively low depreciation and insurance and the SEAT Ibiza ST makes as a cost-effective small family

“Price, practicality, costs and will be top priority on most lists,” says Mark from Car Enthusiast. “With in mind, the Ibiza ST makes a case for itself.

“All the engines are frugal and to a greater or lesser extent, but the ST is a spacious and comfortable little The range of movement of the seat and is wide, the controls are light and and, fundamentally, the boot is shaped and loading is easy. also cheap to run, engine you choose.

“It’s noting that the 1.2-litre TDI ST Ecomotive is, for now, SEAT#8217;s car, with only of CO2 and 78.5mpg. As a topical comparison, the Prius manages #8216;only#8217;

Reviews at Autocar were impressed by the latest addition to the range: “The Ibiza is a rival to the 207 SW and Fabia estate, so it certainly be on your shopping if you’re after a more supermini.

“Unusually in a small the ST uses electro-hydraulic power which is natural-feeling, accurate and There#8217;s a welcome degree of interactivity in the handling balance, with a surprisingly supple

“If you’re in the market for a spacious family car but find the of running around in a small MPV too to bear then you’d do to look at the new SEAT Ibiza STsays What Car?. gives the Ibiza ST four out of five.

“It’s a stylish and impressively wagon that’ll double as a load-lugger. Its boot is a spacious with the rear seats in and the rest of the car is smart enough to get you for all the right reasons.

“SEAT has now got its on the latest Volkswagen Group which include the sweet TSI petrol turbocharged engine and the 1.6 TDI diesel.

“Both generate an identical and, thanks to turbocharging, are spookily similar in character. The TSI engine is actually the diamond in the pulling strongly from low and proving happy to spin right up to the red line.”

Luke at Auto Express says the ST a logical and competent addition to the family, giving style, a extra space and an adequate

“[It’s] load area is thought out… the tailgate wide and the low-set bumper lip it easy to load. Minimal intrusion means the boot is a usable size.

“Plus, touches include elastic and netting to stop things rolling around, hooks to bags from and a small beneath the parcel shelf to items hidden.”

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