Latest articles

Toyota RAV4 review

The new Toyota RAV4 combines the latest hybrid powertrain and the updating opportunities provided by an all-new platform to produce a compelling package.

Land Rover celebrates Discovery’s 30th birthday

Land Rover is celebrating the 30th anniversary of one of its most popular nameplates with the limited-edition Land Rover Discovery Anniversary model.

Volkswagen unveils hotter Golf GTI TCR

Volkswagen has lifted the lid on its latest Golf GTI model – the 290hp Golf GTI TCR, inspired by the touring car series of the same name.

Hybrid estate joins updated Ford Mondeo range

Ford has updated the Mondeo range for 2019, which includes offering its hybrid powertrain in estate form for the first time.

Toyota Prius adds intelligent all-wheel drive for 2019

The new Toyota Prius is now available with intelligent all-wheel drive (AWD-i) for the first time.

Geneva: SEAT reveals new Ibiza

Leon CUPRA and Leon CUPRACER Evo 17 also on show

SEAT has unveiled the new Ibiza at the Geneva motor show.

SEAT has had a good start to 2017 with a 13.6% increase in sales in the first two months of the year. SEAT has recently launched a flurry of new and updated models including the Ateca, the brand’s first SUV, and the redesigned Leon. A new compact crossover, the Arona, is also expected. The new range includes an alternative to the current FR trim, the Xcellence version.

The Ibiza is SEAT’s best-selling model with over 5.4 million units sold worldwide. The fifth-generation Ibiza was developed and initially unveiled in Barcelona.

The new Ibiza features an MQB (Modular Quer Baukasten) A0 platform developed by Volkswagen and specifically designed for smaller cars. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available with the new Ibiza along with Mirror Link connectivity via an integrated eight-inch touchscreen. Available driving-assistance systems include adaptive cruise control.

Luca de Meo, president of SEAT, believes: “The new SEAT Ibiza will make a great leap forward for the brand and it is called to set a turning point in the segment.” The new Ibiza will play an important part in the consolidation and growth of the SEAT brand.

Also on the SEAT stand at Geneva is the Leon CUPRA. The Leon CUPRA is the fastest legal street model from SEAT and has a 300hp engine that can produce 380Nm of maximum torque. SEAT claims that it has an acceleration of 0-62mph in 4.9 seconds.

White SEAT new Ibiza at the Geneva Motor Show
The Ibiza is SEAT’s best-selling model with over 5.4 million units sold worldwide. Photo: Andrew Charman

The Leon CUPRA is available with SEAT’s 4Drive Total Traction system when combined with the family ST model and the double-clutch DSG (direct-shift gearbox).

Alongside the new Ibiza and the Leon CUPRA, SEAT is showing the new SEAT Leon CUPRACER Evo 17. This is the competition version destined to be fielded in the TCR International Series.

The model on show at Geneva has a grey matte exterior, carbon fibre interior details and copper detailing both inside and out.

Two versions of the Leon CUPRACER Evo 17 are available: one with DSG and the other with a sequential manual gearbox. The CUPRACER has the same engine as the street version, but is capable of 350hp and 420Nm of torque.

SEAT Leon CUPRACER Evo 17 on SEATs stand alongside new Ibiza at Geneva
The SEAT Leon CUPRACER Evo 17 will compete in the TCR International Series.

Katharine Morgan
Katharine Morgan
Katharine graduated from university in 2016 with a degree in Classics. She contributes to both The Executivecondominium and The Van Expert and manages their social media accounts.

Be the first to know

Would you like to stay up to date with The Executivecondominium?

Trending now

Car finance: Voluntary termination of a PCP or HP

Voluntary termination is your legal right to cancel your PCP or HP car finance agreement in certain circumstances. The Executivecondominium explains how it works.

Rejecting a car – your consumer rights

Have you bought a new or used car that is faulty or not fit for purpose? Read The Executivecondominium's comprehensive guide to your consumer rights when rejecting a car.

Car finance: the PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) explained

The PCP (personal contract purchase) is the most popular type of car finance. This guide tells you everything you need to know about PCP car finance.

Who makes the most reliable engines?

Figures released by a consumer warranty company show that some famous-name car brands make some of the least reliable engines on the market.

Car finance: How do I settle a PCP early?

Today we answer one of the most common questions about PCP car finance: What if I want to end my agreement and settle a PCP early?

Used car warranty – the law and your rights

If you are buying a second-hand car, there can be considerable confusion as to what to expect in terms of a used car warranty and what your rights are when something goes wrong.

I’ve been caught speeding by a speed camera – what happens now?

Have you recently been caught out by a speed camera? Guest blogger James Sheehan has written an easy-to-understand guide on what to expect, what to do and when to do it.

I bought a car and now I’ve changed my mind

Buyer’s Remorse is common in the car industry. You've bought a car, and now you've changed your mind or run into problems. What can you do?


generico online