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Published on April 26th, 2012 | by Seán Ward

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Seat Ibiza Cupra Concept

Seat has shown its new Ibiza Cupra Concept, which apparently offers ‘Seat DNA in its most concentrated form – vigorous performance, the latest technology and comprehensive equipment clad in an emotional design’.

Seat makes some pretty bold claims when it comes to performance, saying ‘Ibiza Cupra Concept is a sports car for everyday use, combining agile driving fun with a high degree of functionality’, especially when you realise it only has a turbo 1.4 litre engine.

But then again, this could just be another enjoyable hot hatch to rival the likes of the Renault Clio Cup and the upcoming Ford Fiesta ST.

Dr. Matthias Rabe, Vice President for Research and Development at Seat, said: “Immediate and linear acceleration, with agile handling, good traction and responsive brakes are the key ingredients for what the Cupra name represents.

“The new Ibiza Cupra Concept is a perfect example of how we at SEAT are adapting the latest Volkswagen Group technology to create a unique and highly rewarding package.”

Whether or not this concept is the sporty beast Seat claims it is, it is a very handsome little car. The font looks aggressive, the interior well designed and interesting. At the back, the rear exhaust and diffuser look superb, as do the rear lights.

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