Ibiza Cupra '04

History

The SEAT Ibiza is a car in the European supermini class, constructed by the Spanish car maker SEAT S.A., is SEAT's best-selling car and perhaps the most popular model in the Spanish firm's range.
The name Ibiza itself comes from the Spanish island of Ibiza, and its use in SEAT's supermini car inaugurated the firm's new nomenclature in naming models after Spanish locations.

It was introduced in the 1984 Paris Motor Show as the first car developed by SEAT as an independent company, though it was designed by SEAT S.A. in collaboration with well-known firms such as Italdesign, Karmann and Porsche.
From the Mk2 version onwards, the SEAT company formed part of the German automotive industry concern Volkswagen Group, and all further Ibiza generations, like the rest of the SEAT model range, have been built on Volkswagen Group
platforms, parts and technologies.

The Ibiza spans today four generations, among which it has debuted twice - in its second as well as in its fourth generation - a new platform of the Volkswagen Group. All of them were the top seller model in SEAT's range, and a
rebadged redeveloped version of the first generation Ibiza remains under licence still in production in China by the Chinese automaker Nanjing Automobile Group.

The Ibiza has been available in either three- or five-door hatchback variants; and since 1993, saloon, coupé and estate versions are sold as the SEAT Córdoba.

Mk3 (Typ 6L, 2002–2008)

Production 2002–2008
Assembly Martorell, Spain
Bratislava, Slovakia
Body style 3-door hatchback
5-door hatchback
Platform Volkswagen Group A04 (PQ24)
Engine petrol engines:
1.2 I3
1.4 I4
1.6 I4
1.8 I4 20vTurbo
2.0 I4
diesel engines:
1.4 I3 TDI
1.9 I4 SDI
1.9 I4 TDI
Related SEAT Córdoba Mk2
Volkswagen Polo Mk4
Volkswagen Fox
Škoda Fabia Mk1
Škoda Fabia Mk2
Designer Walter de'Silva

The Ibiza Mk3 (Typ 6L, and sometimes incorrectly referred to in the United Kingdom as the Mk4) is the second Ibiza generation model to be fully produced under Volkswagen Group ownership. Built on the same PQ24 platform as the
Typ 9N Polo, it is styled by the Italian designer Walter de'Silva, intended to have a sporty, performance image. The model line up includes two hot hatch variants, the Ibiza FR and Cupra, which compensate for the lack of Polo
hot hatch variants (the Polo GTI wasn't launched until 2006).

Its production was initially focused in SEAT's main plant in Martorell-Spain, however in September 2002 a decision was taken by the Volkswagen Group, i.e. SEAT's parent company, so that a part of it - up to 50,000 units annually
- would be transferred to Volkswagen's own plant in Bratislava-Slovakia.

Apart from the more aggressive styling, it was larger than the previous two generations, with room for five adults, and a spacious (if rather short) boot. The standard trim level on this model is noticeably higher than previous
models. This is regarded by some magazines to be the best supermini, with What Car? magazine calling it 'Car of the Year' in 2003 and their best 'Supermini of the Year' for three years in a row.

The SEAT Ibiza Mk3 has also been used for several purposes, like a police car or even a race car.

6L pre-facelift

The Ibiza Mk3 pre-facelift model was available with the Award, SX, Stylance, Reference, Signo, Stella, Sport, FR and Cupra trim levels.

6L facelift

The 2006 model made slight cosmetic changes to both the interior and exterior, but is otherwise very similar to the original 2002 model. It also introduced new trim levels (Reference, Stylance, Freerider, Sportrider, Sport, DAB
Sport (2006 limited edition), Formula Sport (2007 limited edition), FR and Cupra) as well as engines with increased power (1.2 12v and 1.4 16v) and a new 1.4 litre Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) diesel version. The FR and
Cupra TDI versions use a 1.9 litre Pumpe-Düse diesel engine with 130 PS (96 kW; 128 bhp) and 165 PS (121 kW; 163 bhp) respectively, providing an impressive performance. The latter engine is a development of the 150 PS (110 kW;
148 bhp) unit used in the Golf GT and Leon FR, modified by SEAT Sport to improve breathing.

 

GT5 Specs

 

Country
Production
Start
End
Cost
US$
Body Style
2 DR
4 DR
Hatch
Wagon
SUV
Seats #
Engine
Type
Displacement (cc)
Power (HP)
Matrix Power (HP)
Best
Stock
Stealth
Max
Torque
LB/FT
Stock
Stealth
Max
PowerPoints
Default
Minimum
Maximum
Stock
Stealth
Weight
Min
Max
Aspiration
Stock
Supercharger
Turbo
Drivetrain
FF
FR
MR
RR
AWD