The 2018 Seat Ibiza TSI 150 Hp has been taking its place in the range for almost 10 years. The builder of Martorell is renewing it, and inaugurating a new platform on which the next Audi A1 and Volkswagen Polo will also be based. We went to Spain to take the wheel.
2018 Seat Ibiza TSI 150 Hp Redesign Exterior and Interior
“It looks like a little Leon,” This is one of the reactions we smoke witnesses. In fact, from the first glance, we think of the Spanish compact. A feeling reinforced by the width of the 2018 Seat Ibiza TSI 150 Hp, which takes about 9 cm on this dimension. The house style now seems to be well installed and differs sufficiently from its cousins of the group to no longer confuse them. Except that there, even though we recognize a seat in the retro, we will not necessarily just each time to designate the model. We like his profile chiseled, very dynamic visually. It is in the following way that she is best distinguished from her big sister, thanks to her very different fires. The FR finish of our test model makes the base even more sporty, with large stock rims and specific shields.
2018 Seat Ibiza TSI 150 Hp Interior, the presentation appears resolutely more modern, compared to the previous generation. Here also it differs clearly from the Leon, with a board drawing well to it. For the immigrant spirit we will come again. Seat again applies the austere specifications of the Volkswagen Group. The whole thing looks happily better bill than the 2018 Seat Ibiza TSI 150 Hp, but some qualities of plastics make a little tick. Because in terms of equipment, it is a Christmas of Iberian. The touch screen has nothing to envy to a golf course with all the necessary connectivity. Whether it is for comfort or driving aid, there is nothing missing. It comes to wonder if it may not be a little too equipped, at the risk of hindering the Leon. The habitability has progressed, so two adults feel rather well at the back. The safe also earns capacity (355 liters), and they are not much to do better than it in this area.
2018 Seat Ibiza TSI 150 Hp Test Drive
For the road, we made the choice of the TSI engine of 150 hp. This block seemed to be in a better position to fetch the limits of this new platform MQB a0. In anticipation of a possible Cupra version, this configuration is the core of the petrol range. And to make life easier, we also demanded the DSG box. Immediately one realizes the extension of this block, which makes the 2018 Seat Ibiza TSI 150 Hp versatile, as pleasant to carry outside agglomerations. It has the energy to spare but lacks a nervous hair at low speed. We will just not race with the scooters between two red lights on the exercise from 0 to 50 km/h. The DSG box proves to be a delight to lead as long as we let it. By playing with the different ways of driving, it will, however, give a few blows when we energize things. It serves the flexibility of the motor in the city and helps to navigate easily in the best beaches when it comes to going fast.
There is frankly nothing to say about the comfort that our Ibiza distils. It does, however, show a little too much roughness on the protrusions at low speed, but nothing frankly too disturbing, unless you chain 100 km of degraded road to 20 per hour. It is rigorous in behavior and makes us move from one turn to another without suffering. The management has enough consistency and does not really leave the room at random in terms of accuracy. It proves to be effective and without history, what its future owners are looking for. You really have to unplug parts of your brain to try to find yourself in tricky situations. In sum, in the exercise of the link between point A and B, it excels. There is a hypothetical, more radical Cupra version to have fun at the wheel, but at the time of writing these lines, the answer was rather negative.
2018 Seat Ibiza TSI 150 Hp Price and Conclusion
It will really take the polo to mark the gap with this Ibiza to the benefits well in the tone. Because after taking the wheel, one worries a little about the German. And the others will also have to update themselves in terms of driving aids to continue to justify their prices. In terms of tariffs, the entry-level increases, but also inflates its offer of equipment in exchange. Count a little less than 13.900 euros for the 75 ch petrol, and probably a tariff around the 22.000 euros, based on the average increase in the amount between the two generations. Indeed, for the moment the price is not yet unveiled for this version TSI 150 Hp.