– Geneva fuarındaki Bocanegtra concept modeline büyük benzerlikler gösteren yeni İbiza görücüye çıktı. Aracın çizgilerinden Seat’ın değişen Tasarım anlayışını fazlasıyla görebiliyoruz. Avrupalı alıcılar Seat İbizanın 3kapılı ve Cupra modellerini görmeleri için kısa bir süre daha beklemeleri gerekecek. Yeni Ibiza’nın 4. nesil versiyonunun tanıtımı gelecek ay Madrid Fuarında görücüye çıkacak ve bunu takiben Avrupada satışına başlanacak.
Tur hakkında Detaylar: http://www.newseatibizatour.de/EN/
– Lamborghini eski tasarımcısıLuc Donckerwolke‘nun eseri olan araç küçük sınıfın standartlarını belirlemesi için 7 ileri DSG, Yokuşlarda kaymayı önleyen sistemi (Hill Hold Control), viraj Sis farları, AUX-IN/USB bağlantı noktaları bulunan müzik sistemi,AFS’li (virajlarda dönebilen) bi-xenon farlar, arka park sensörleri, Bluetooth telefon bağlantısı ile donatılmış. Yeni İbiza,eskisine göre 99 mm uzayarak 4.05m uzunluğa, 2.469 mm’lik aks mesafesine, 292 litrelik bagaj hacmine, özellikle arka bölümde oturma düzeninde ayakların rahatlığı konusunda büyük gelişmeler kaydedildiği belirtiliyor. Benzinli motorlar 1.2lt 3 silindirli 70 PS, 1.4lt 4 silindirli 85PS ve 1.6 lt 102PS olacak. 3 motor seçeneğinde 5 ileri manuel vites ve 160 g/km altında emisyon değerleri sunmakta. Dizel şeçenekler ise daha sonra açıklanacakmış.(Not: Arabam.com sitesindeki haber ise buna ters bir durum olarak 3 benzinli ve 1 dizel ünite ile satışa çıkacağı yazıyor. Dizel ünitenin 1.9 105HP TDi olacağı ve ilerleyen dönemde 1.4 litre 80 HP ve 1.9 litre 90 HP’lik iki TDI motor daha kullanılmaya başlanacakmış. Partikül filtresinin standart olarak yer aldığı yeni modelin tüm dizel motor üniteleri, 120 g/km’nin altındaki karbondioksit emisyon değeri sunabiliyor olacakmış.)
– Seat, VW çatısı altındaki bildiğimiz gibi. Yeni İbiza modeli, VW Grubu’nun küçük sınıf araçları için geliştirdiği platformu üzerine inşa edilen ilk model olma özelliğini taşıyor. 3 kollu sportif direksiyon simidi, sürücü odaklı gösterge panelleri, yeni tip kontrol butonlarına sahip müzik ve klima sistemi ile bilindik bir araç yaratılmış.
SEAT’S STUNNING NEW IBIZA BREAKS COVER
Today, 2nd April, the covers come off the most important new model in Spanish car maker SEAT’s recent history with the unveiling of the all-new Ibiza five-door supermini.
The newcomer’s dramatic debut, at the firm’s Martorell HQ near Barcelona, marks the start of a major product offensive from the ambitious Spanish brand which will, over the coming months, also see the debut of further Ibiza variants, as well as striking new saloon and estate contenders in the upper medium segment.
All-new from the wheels up, and designed to reinforce SEAT’s position as a leader in the supermini sector, the bigger, better new Ibiza five-door has a range of ‘big car’ features to match its sharp styling.
The work of renowned ex-Lamborghini stylist Luc Donckerwolke, the new car offers a variety of class-leading options such as the availability of a new seven-speed DSG automatic/sequential manual gearbox, Hill Hold Assist, front fog lights with side illumination (cornering) function and combined AUX-IN/USB connectivity for all manner of music devices.
Longer than the current model – the new Ibiza breasts the tape at 4.05 m, versus the existing car’s 3.97 m – it’s markedly more capacious, too, with improved rear seat legroom and a significantly larger and more practical boot space which, at 292 litres with rear seats in place, is comfortably the largest in the supermini class.
Sitting on a new version of the renowned Ibiza ‘Agile Chassis’, with wider front and rear tracks (30 mm and 33 mm respectively) the new car looks and feels even more ‘planted’, and delivers both a composed ride and class-leading, sporty handling.
Debuting with a range of potent, proven powerplants, the Ibiza five-door promises both strong performance and outstanding economy. Beneath the bonnet, this front-wheel drive motor will initially offer three petrol engine options: either a characterful 1.2-litre three cylinder 70 PS; flexible 1.4-litre 85 PS four cylinder or sporty 1.6-litre four cylinder 102 PS.
All three come mated as standard to a sweet-shifting five-speed manual gearbox, and all have undergone engineering modifications to ensure emissions fall comfortably below 160 g/km.
SEAT’s success in offering sporty yet frugal diesel cars naturally means a raft of sophisticated direct-injection TDI Ibiza five-doors will debut in due course, too.
Safety and security have both been key considerations in the development of the new car, with the likes of new head and thorax-focused front side airbags, and the extensive availability of ESP and TCS.
Welcoming the unveiling of the new car, Head of SEAT UK Peter Wyhinny said: ‘The debut of the spectacular new Ibiza is the clearest sign yet that SEAT is serious about putting enviable quality and state-of-the-art technology alongside sporting ‘auto emoción’ as the cornerstones of the Brand.
‘With the debut of this distinctive and clearly design-led five-door we are embarking on a major development of the SEAT range, with plenty more to come in the months ahead!’
* Yorumlardan daha çok Kia Ceed modeline benzediği yönünde yazılar yer alsada alakası yok. Bana kalırsa pekte güzel bir tarafıda yok. Normal bir araç. Yeni çıkan modeller için yaptığım yorumlarda hep ağzımın suyunun aktığını söylüyordum ama Seat için bunu söylemek benim için çok zor. Belki lüks modelleri eğerki yaparlarsa onların ilgimi çekeceğine eminim. Tabiyki gözümde hala Seat Leon Siyah renkli 2.0 TFSi 200Bglik araç geliyor. offf offf offf
* Son yayınlanan resimleri ve aşağıdaki basın bülteni ile birlikte son izlenimlerimi de yazacağım…
Exterior and interior quality
The 2008 SEAT Ibiza’s tantalising design is immediately visible from front to rear. Thanks to the innovative lines created by SEAT’s Design Director Luc Donckerwolke, the exterior possesses a uniquely distinct look, able to convey strong emotions at first sight.
The imposing sportiness of the new “Arrow Design” concept is due to the positioning of the captivating eye-shaped headlights and the radiator grille. Both elements have been lowered, conferring an arrowhead design which is characteristic of the new car.
The silhouette of the new Ibiza gains special significance thanks to the evolution of the “Dynamic Line”, which runs lengthwise from the front end over the doors. The robust shoulders and striking wheel arches complete the attractive design of the new Ibiza.
The design of the interior is based on facing all the instruments toward the driver to create a sporty atmosphere, where the shape of the surfaces lets in enough light to set the interior mood.
The interior dimensions are uncluttered, resulting in greater roominess and practicality. The first thing that draws your attention is the sporty driving position, which has been lowered by 22 mm on the front seats. Now there is a distance of 986 mm (20 mm more) to the ceiling, and 60 mm (16 mm more) from the head to the area where the ceiling and the doors meet. Since the vehicle is 99 mm longer, the boot capacity is 292 litres, which is 25 litres greater than on the previous Ibiza.
The newly designed, sporty dashboard features an ergonomic, driver-oriented instrument panel with two large circular dials. The new circular air nozzles guarantee an ideal air flow direction for greater passenger compartment comfort.
A novelty on the new Ibiza is the possibility of connecting a portable navigator thanks to the pre-installation located in the centre of the console above the ventilation nozzles, which eliminates the need for cables and suction cups to keep it in place on the windscreen.
Another highlight of the fourth generation Ibiza is the new “black panel” radio, which gets its name from its looks. Both attractive and highly functional, the new radio features a sophisticated Bluetooth telephone system, which directly influences driver and passenger comfort and safety.
There is also the possibility of installing a combined USB/Aux-in connection on the dashboard, which is compatible with an iPod, audio MP3 or similar and data storage devices. The iPod can be controlled from the new radio controls located on the steering column, another novelty on the SEAT range.
The buttons on the console include several functions, such as the hazard lights, door locking/unlocking, ESP disconnection, tyre pressure, seat heater and a warning to indicate if the passenger airbag is disconnected.
Standard ESP for the first time in this segment
The new SEAT Ibiza is equipped with top-notch equipment. In selected markets such as Spain and Germany, ESP electronic stability control is available as standard, which implies that other sophisticated elements are added right from the entry-level version.
With the addition of standard ESP, the 2008 Ibiza offers tyre pressure warning and Hill Hold Control, which maintains the vehicle stationary on slopes for two seconds between releasing the brake pedal and accelerating. This prevents the car from slipping back or forward prior to accelerating, and becomes a handy solution for manoeuvring and in city driving.
The new generation Ibiza features better dynamic qualities than on the previous model. The new track width has directly influenced the need to carry out modifications to both wheel shafts. The front shaft is 30 mm wider, which prompted modifying the steering gear, the front sub-chassis, stabiliser bar, both lower transversal arms and the drive shaft ball joint.
The main difference on the rear shaft is also related to the wider track. The 33 mm increase has resulted in a different setup and the need for new silent-blocks to join it to the body.
The new generation Ibiza features two different ratings for the chassis, one that focuses on comfort and the other on sportier performance. The modifications affect both the front and rear shafts and the steering gear.
The main differences on the front shaft centre on the ratings of the shock absorbers, which develop variable compression and extension depending on speed; the coils, which are around 25% stiffer than on the comfort version, and the stabiliser bar, whose diameter on the sporty version has increased from 18 to 19 mm.
On the rear shaft, the link is 15% stiffer and the silent-blocks that anchor them to the body have been modified, providing more agile, more precise handling. Finally, the software that regulates assistance to the steering gear also varies, to suit the new set-up of the chassis assembly.
The brake callipers on the new Ibiza guarantee more rigidity and less noise. On the versions equipped with the 105 hp TDI engine, the disc brakes measure 15 inches instead of the 14 inches of the previous version, to improve efficiency.
On left-hand drive versions, the brake servo diameter has been increased, which greatly improves braking smoothness.
The wider tracks and the greater distance between shafts have made it possible to install larger diameter wheels. The new Ibiza is available with 185/60 R15 tyres on 15 inch rims, 215/45 R16 tyres on 16 inch rims and 215/40 R17 tyres on 17 inch rims.
Passenger and pedestrian safety
The new Ibiza features two airbag setups – one standard, which includes side head-thorax airbags and two front airbags; and alternative equipment which includes side thorax-pelvis airbags and head airbags.
The safety concept has been considerably enhanced on the new generation Ibiza. One key area is the development of a new passenger airbag module, focussing efforts on improving the airbag’s performance under extreme temperature conditions. Results are a weight reduction and less complexity than on the previous model.
This evolution has not only affected the performance of the passenger airbag, but has also improved the looks of the dashboard, since the deployment area on the lining is seamless and invisible to the eye.
Crash tests were used in the development programme of the new Ibiza at a speed of impact of 64 km/h, instead of the usual 56 km/h. Another area of active and passive safety examined was the restraining systems.
Besides, rear crash tests were even more gruelling, with a speed of impact of 50 km/h instead of 38 km/h, and the mass of the impact beam was also increased.
The new Ibiza also features a fasten seatbelt warning system for the front seats and Isofix anchoring points for the rear window seats, enabling two child seats to be securely fastened. A complementary accessory is the possibility of installing a third anchoring point called Top Tether, which prevents the child seat from rotating in the event of a crash.
Pedestrian protection is one definite area of safety closely studied on the new Ibiza. The two zones on the car that are more prone to cause injuries to a pedestrian’s head and lower legs are the bonnet and the bumper.
The bonnet features two areas of maximum energy absorption where the risk of causing head injuries is the greatest. On the whole, the great distance between the bumper and its crossbeam but no distance between the bumper and its rear support both contribute to protecting the legs in the event of collision.
The SEAT Ibiza has been put through more than two million kilometres of endurance tests, and the resulting data has been analysed at the Martorell Technical Centre as the basis for introducing improvements to the new model during its development.
Clean, economical engines
Although the engine line-up on the new SEAT Ibiza will gradually increase, the initial offer includes four different versions – three petrol and one Diesel. Each one is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox and follows the strict EU4 emission guidelines.
The entry-level 1.2 litre petrol engine has a three cylinder block, a cylinder head with four valves per cylinder and multi-point fuel injection. It develops 70 hp (51 kW) and its maximum engine torque is 112 Nm at 3,000 rpm, giving it exceptional fuel consumption and performance levels. Average fuel consumption is 5.9 litres per 100 km and CO2 emissions are listed at 139 g/km.
The intermediate 1.4 litre petrol engine has four cylinders, a cylinder head with 16 valves and multi-point fuel injection. It delivers 85 hp (63 kW) and its maximum engine torque is 132 Nm at 3,800 rpm. As with the smallest engine, this one strikes a perfect balance between performance, consumption and emissions. Average fuel consumption is 6.2 litres per 100 km and CO2 emissions are listed at 149 g/km.
The most powerful, four cylinder 1.6 litre petrol engine also has 16 valves and multi-point fuel injection. It delivers 105 hp (77kW) and 153 Nm of engine torque at 3,800 rpm. Despite its higher performance, fuel consumption is still contained at 6.6 litres, and CO2 emissions fall beneath 160 g at 157 g/km.
The only Diesel engine available for the moment is the 1.9 litre four cylinder TDI equipped with a direct fuel pump-injection system enhanced with an Intercooler turbo. It develops 105 hp (77 kW) and delivers a maximum torque of 240 Nm at 1,900 rpm. It features a DPF particulate filter and consumes 4.5 litres on average for every 100 km and maintains CO2 emissions at 119 g/km.
The list of new standard equipment on the Ibiza features several solutions that aim to satisfy customer needs at all times.
The new Ibiza also features Bi-xenon headlights with AFS (Adaptive Frontlighting System) technology for the first time in this segment, improving the car’s lighting system with two functions – sweeping headlights and daylight driving light.
The first greatly increases visibility around corners, since the headlight beam sweeps in the turn direction according to steering wheel angle and speed, while the second function, located outside the headlights, works as a signal to reduce pedestrian injuries by making the car much more visible.
The new Ibiza is also equipped with the static cornering light function on the foglamps, which greatly improves visibility on corners when the sidelights come on at speeds lower than 40 km/h. The system is automatically activated with the corresponding indicator signal or when the steering wheel exceeds a certain turning angle.
Besides, the new Ibiza also includes the Coming Home function already seen on other models, which turns on the dipped beams for 30 seconds after removing the key from the ignition.
The new generation Ibiza also features a rear parking assistant which sends a beep to warn of obstacles at the rear through four ultrasound sensors located on the rear bumper.
Finally, the instrument panel features a new multi-function screen with a wide range of information to the driver, such as fuel level, clock, trip computer, outside temperature, distance remaining until the next service appointment, etc.
A more lightweight, more rigid structure
The right balance between rigidity and weight reduction (47 kg on average) has been achieved in the development of the sheet metal body parts of the new Ibiza thanks to the 60% use of high and very high resistance steel (5% more than on the previous Ibiza) on the highest load-bearing areas. At the same time, this implies greater energy efficiency and material savings during both production and the car’s afterlife.
Laser welding has also been applied on the body of the new Ibiza to join the roof with the flanks, like on the former model, but it has been extended until the seam that joins the A pillar and the windscreen. The use of adhesives has been increased by 50%, maintaining the same number of welding points.
The new Ibiza is equipped with a panoramic sunroof that covers the entire width of the roof, from the windscreen to beyond the B pillar. It is 130% larger than on the previous Ibiza, with a solid frame around the glass. Its dimensions let in 78% more light than on the former model. The sunroof has two positions – open and closed – that are controlled by a switch on the dashboard. It also has a manual window blind to regulate the amount of light entering the passenger compartment.
The newly designed front has been structurally optimised, and thanks to demanding manufacturing processes, it has undergone a 10% weight reduction while considerably improving pedestrian safety.
The door concept used on the doors and rear hatch is the same as on the Altea and León models. Its main characteristic focuses on the Door Module, which integrates all functions – window mechanism in the internal lining, lock, speakers, electrical wiring and water tightness systems in a single part. This concept has been optimised to achieve the perfect balance between the doors’ functional aspects and weight.
The rear-view mirrors are cleverly placed on the exterior door panels to offer clear, vibration-free vision using high resistance steel on the elements that attach them to the interior protection bar.
Reduced manufacturing time
Thanks to the implementation of the SEAT Production System (SPS), quality objectives and competitiveness are guaranteed through staff motivation and performance and the application of continuous improvements throughout every process. The efficiency of the new Ibiza’s manufacturing processes has increased by 30%, meaning a six hour reduction to manufacture SEAT’s newest model.
The entire staff team involved in the production of the new Ibiza has been given theoretical and practical training outside the assembly line in purpose-built facilities on all aspects relating to quality standards and key production points. Ideal conditions were reproduced at each work station for special production process preparation areas – tools, parts supply and layout, sequencing, etc.
Inaugurated in July 2005, the Prototype Development Centre, which houses the know-how, staff and resources of the Martorell Technical Centre and the Martorell Engineering Processes Pilot Workshop under the same roof, has decidedly contributed to the success of the development and industrialisation stages of the new Ibiza. By optimising the Simultaneous Engineering processes, it has actively collaborated in reducing the time needed from design definition to manufacturing to 23 months.
The arrival of the new Ibiza also coincides with four essential advantages in the rail transportation process of the finished cars from the Martorell factory to the port of Barcelona – it reduces truck traffic congestion, improves efficiency and safety, reduces CO2 emissions, and contributes to road safety.
The use of virtual models in the design stage of the new Ibiza has made it possible to analyse different alternatives and make better decisions. This has resulted in the need for fewer physical models and a significant reduction in time and expenses, and the physical models used are more for checking than for decision-making.
Compared to the development of the former Ibiza, which was based on prototype and checking stages, the new model resorts to virtual development for each of the car’s most significant parts, using computer-assisted tools with the help of virtual simulations.
There has been a significant development time reduction of 14 months between the former model and the new Ibiza, from project approval to the start of mass production, or down from 37 to 23 months, thanks to the use of virtual tools, an optimised experimentation stage and the implementation of new internal and supplier work processes.
A complete offer
The standard equipment level for the Spanish market by trim level includes the following elements:
Reference*: ABS, ESP and TCS + EBA, driver and passenger airbag, head-thorax airbag, Hill Hold Control, tyre pressure warning, MP3 audio equipment and six speakers, black manual door mirrors and door handles, 185/60 tyres on 15 inch steel rims and hubcaps, single parabolic headlights, anti-theft roof aerial, spare wheel, steering column controls, front power windows, remote controlled central locking, electric hatch locking, height and depth adjustable steering column, front seatbelt reminder, rear window seat Isofix anchoring points and Top Tether preparation, central console with 2+1 cupholders and power socket, height adjustable driver and passenger seat, three height adjustable rear headrests and boot light, among others.
Stylance*: Reference equipment plus climate control, electric heated body colour door mirrors, body colour door handles, double parabolic headlights, foglights with cornering function, Coming Home, cruise control, 185/60 tyres on 15 inch aluminium rims, trip computer, split folding rear seat, leather steering wheel and gearknob, storage pouches facing rear seats, rear power windows, dome light and reading light.
Sport*: the sportiest version builds on Reference with air conditioning, electric heated body colour door mirrors, body colour door handles, double parabolic headlights, foglamps with cornering function, cruise control, 215/45 tyres on 16 inch aluminium rims, trip computer, split folding rear seat, leather steering wheel and gearknob, sports suspension, storage pouches facing rear seats and rear power windows.
Long list of optional equipment
Depending on the trim level, the complete standard equipment package on the new SEAT Ibiza can be complemented with a long list of optional elements.
To enhance interior and exterior comfort, the new Ibiza features several interesting options. The storage package (available on all three trim levels) provides drawers beneath the front seats, a boot cargo net and side nets and storage pouches on the backs of the front seats (on the Reference version).
There is also a technical package (on Stylance and Sport), which includes parking sensor, rain sensing wipers, Coming Home and anti-dazzle rear-view mirror, and the Winter package, with heated wiper nozzles and headlight wipers.
The Stylance design package features a grey dashboard, front armrest and the storage package option, while the Sport design package provides a beige dashboard, front armrest, storage package and dark glass.
The alloy wheel rim range available on the Reference trim includes the 15 inch Caloria, 16 inch Sonda and 17 inch Saga; the 16 inch Sonda and 17 inch Saga on the Stylance trim and the 17 inch Saga on the Sport version.
The list of optional equipment includes the following elements:
* Rear parking sensor -optional on Reference-
* Cruise control -optional on Reference-
* Foglamps with static cornering light function -optional on Reference-
* Electric heated door mirrors -optional on Reference-
* Air conditioning -optional on Reference, standard on Sport-
* Climatiser -standard on Stylance, optional on Sport-
* Bi-xenon headlights + AFS + headlight wipers -optional on Stylance and Sport-
* Front and rear airbags + side airbags
* Switchable passenger airbag
* Navigator pre-installation
* Electric heated folding park position door mirrors
* Dark glass
* Front armrest
* Electric panoramic sunroof
* Heated front seats
* Volumetric alarm
* iPod compatible USB slot
* Bluetooth connection
* USB port + Bluetooth
* Metallic paint
* Emoción red paint
* Custom colour paint