Thursday, 29 November 2012
SMMT Test Day - Seat Ibiza Sports Tourer FR
I do wonder if you are looking at the Seat Ibiza ST with the same puzzled expression that I was when I laid eyes on it. Here we have a lovely sporting blue, and some menacing headlights, but then the estates rear-end makes you think of a sensible family car. So is this all show and no go; a chance for the family man to look good while he plods along at 26mph? Oh no. Not by a long way. The 1.4-litre engine is a turbocharged one, and produces 150PS. When coupled to the sublime DSG gearbox the results are phenomenal. Tony said this was up there with his favourite cars from the day, partly down to it surprising him so much. This kept up with the GT86 I was driving at the time, and makes for a great photoshoot (think sensible family man vs. hooligan) in the twin shot.