Thursday, September 30, 2010

Audi A4 overview

Reviews from around the Web agree with The current Audi A4 has a sharp sense of style outside and a neatly arranged cabin with maybe a little less panache than in the past. The resemblance to Audi's own A6 is strong, particularly in the "tornado line" that borders the passenger cabin from the front fender to the rear fender. The size of the A4 is similar, too; it has grown substantially larger in both sedan and wagon form. It's "4.6 inches longer and two inches wider than before," Car and Driver says, and it "grows from one of the smallest cars in its class to one of the largest, versus competitors such as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the BMW 3 Series," according to AutoWeek. That increased size gives it "infinitely... Reviews from around the Web agree with The current Audi A4 has a sharp sense of style outside and a neatly arranged cabin with maybe a little less panache than in the past. The resemblance to Audi's own A6 is strong, particularly in the "tornado line" that borders the passenger cabin from the front fender to the rear fender. The size of the A4 is similar, too; it has grown substantially larger in both sedan and wagon form. It's "4.6 inches longer and two inches wider than before," Car and Driver says, and it "grows from one of the smallest cars in its class to one of the largest, versus competitors such as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the BMW 3 Series," according to AutoWeek. That increased size gives it "infinitely... Read the Audi A4 Review

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2011 Audi a4 new Latest Cars Review

The 2011 Audi A4 ranks 6 out of 18 Upscale Midsize Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 23 published reviews and test drives of the Audi A4, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.

The 2011 Audi A4 is a viable alternative to the more-expensive BMW 3-series. It has an upscale, simple interior that ranks at the top of the class, and provides a fun ride that spices up daily commutes.

Audi refreshed the A4 in 2009. Two model years later, the 2011 Audi A4 has experienced few changes. For 2011, Audi gives the A4 an eight-speed triptonic automatic transmission with manual shift control and shifts amenities on the Prestige trim. Combined with its Quattro all-wheel drive system -- which Audi says more than 80 percent of buyers choose -- the 2011 Audi A4 corners aggressively and but can also be a quiet commuter.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New Bugatti 16C Galibier Launched in 2012


Bugatti did not want to miss the event utilizing Geneva Auto Show 2010 to introduce their latest products. Because it was 16C Galibier displayed.

Initially, the Bugatti 16C Galibier has been raised Bugatti. Uniquely this appearance at the Frankfurt Auto Show was not directly presented to the fans, but loyal, approximately September last year. Similarly, as reported by Worldcarfans, Wednesday (3/3/2010)

At that time the body 16C Galibier was merged with two different color themes. Most of this Bugatti body using a special carbon fiber painted dark blue. While the fourth door was dyed with a layer of aluminum. But the Bugatti is now wrapped with a black color accented with chrome in some parts.

Four doors? Yes. Bugatii 16C Galibier is indeed a Veyron is designed using four doors. Looks bigger and more grandiose than the Veyron.

Under the hood is stored kitchen runway capacity 8.0 Liter W16. Interestingly, Bugatti did not use the quad-turbo technology, but they use flex-fuel system. This means that a car filled with fuel ethanol.

Bugatti claims, with this mechanism of power for more than 800 ps capable flowed to the four wheels that uses all-wheel drive technology.

Unfortunately Bugatti also did not want to remove this Galibier for mass production. Her presence in Geneva this time merely as feedback to determine public opinion about the super luxury car. And new Galibier collectible planned public in 2012.

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Bugatti Veyron Supersport Top Speed


Automotive world is currently in the midst of one of the hottest battle, because some automakers struggling to produce vehicles with the highest speed record.

As we know, the current record holder is the Bugatti, which recently issued a hardcore version of the Veyron. Dubbed the Veyron Super Sport, with a machine that managed to reach no less than 268 mph (431 km / h).

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Proton Neo CPS more fierce with Lotus Support


Neo CPS is the pride of the Proton in the sports segment. With two-door format and a dynamic design, the impression is very strong sports. Identity is more complete sport hatchback model with bucket seats.

Machinery and performance
Technology is proud of this car is the engine Campro CPS (Cam Profile Switching) 1.6 liter DOHC. Latest engine added CPS and VIM (variable intake manifold) that can generate power 125PS@6.500 rpm (previously 110PS@6.000 rpm. 148Nm@4.000 rpm Torque is up from a 150Nm@4.500 rpm.

In the non-CPS Campro engine, the torque drop between 2500 and 3000 rpm. This is complained of some users. The weakness is overcome by using a valve system and open-close time can be arranged, which is generically called VVT-i.

Proton claims, Neo CPS can now be encouraged, 0-100 km / h in 10.5 seconds (manual), 12.9 seconds (automatic) and a top speed of 190 km / hour. Emissions are also already reached the standard Euro3.

Strengthen chassis
Permanent suspension MacPherson (front) and multi-link in back. To aid stability, there is now an additional stabilizer. Monokok chassis structure is also reinforced in several places, including the use of high tension steel.

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New Porsche 911 Speedster 2011 Exclusive and Limited


Porsche released a new variants so diligent this year. Last week introduced the 911 Carrera GTS, now 911 dedicated special variant again, which is 911 Speedster. Presented to remember the 356 Speedster was first produced in 1953.

Open-topped car produced only 356 units. Premiering at the Paris Motor Show next week, Speedster is still presenting the impression of a modern classic.
Compared to other 911 variants, Speedster lower 60 mm and 44 mm wider at the rear. More sloping windshield. The front and rear get a touch more likely to show a new identity of this variant compared to the other 911.

Same machine with the 911 GTS, 6-cylinder boxer with a 408PS 3.8 liter and 7-speed automatic transmission MDD (dual clutch). Claimed fuel consumption of 9.7 km / liter.

To make steady control and also more comfortable, Porsche Active Suspension Management added. For safety, the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB), a protective technology when the car overturned.

Interior, seats wrapped in black leather with detail which is very exclusive. Among other decorations start flag design (checkerboard). 911 Speedster bring equipment 911 yag same as any other.

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Vauxhall Antara 2.0 | super speed cars

 It’s a dilemma faced by thousands of car buyers every year – they want the style and practicality of a 4×4, but feel unable to justify the compromised dynamics and performance of a big off-roader.

From the Spring of 2007, Vauxhall will offer the car which fulfils all their needs – the stylish Antara. The technically sophisticated five-seater combines dynamic, stylish design with intelligent four-wheel drive, high levels of flexibility, generous interior space, a raised driving position and clever features such as “Flex-Fix”.

Initially, two transversally-mounted engines with four valves per cylinder are available for the Antara  a petrol and a diesel. The entry level engine is a 2.4-litre, 140PS four-cylinder petrol unit with two overhead camshafts and a balancer shaft to ensure smoothness and refinement.

Vauxhall expects the 150 PS, 2.0-litre common-rail turbo-diesel to be the top seller, and a few months after launch it will be joined by a second version which produces 127 PS. Both engines come with a maintenance-free diesel particulate filter.

Vauxhall Antara’s intelligent active four-wheel drive system combines the benefits of front-wheel drive – such as predictable handling and increased driving dynamics – with the grip and security of permanent four-wheel drive.

It features an electronically controlled electro-hydraulic differential which ensures optimal torque distribution between the front and rear axles in all situations. The drivetrain is fully integrated in the ABS and ESP systems, enhancing vehicle control and active safety.

Vauxhall re-enters four-wheel drive segment
-  Crossover segment has highest growth rates in Europe
-  As diverse as its target groups and equipment versions
-  Vauxhall aims to revive success of 1990s

Since 1998, the total share of the SUV market in Europe has doubled from three to six percent, with continued growth expected. An increasing number of active families with children who enjoy outdoor hobbies and sports prefer versatile and practical crossover vehicles that also look good.

With the Antara, Vauxhall makes a strong comeback in a segment that has been dominated by non-European brands. Vauxhall led the field in this segment before, with a vehicle that stood out at the time: unveiled in 1991, the Frontera was one of the first small 4x4s and was number one in its segment in the UK and across Europe for a number of years.

Vauxhall Antara embodies the new crossover character and is poised to revive Vauxhall’s success in this segment. It has everything it takes including a bold, dynamic design and comprehensive standard equipment.
The new model boasts safety features such as intelligent four-wheel drive and the latest ESP system as standard, as well as numerous comfort elements such as full climate control, central locking, front and rear electric windows and the stereo CD-Radio CD 30 MP3 with seven loudspeakers as well as a silver-effect front and rear underbody protector. The entry-level model includes 17-inch alloy wheels, climate control, heated front seats, Automatic Lighting Control (ALC) and a front centre armrest. The Antara S goes one step further, featuring 18-inch alloy wheels, leather/Morrocana/fabric seats, onboard computer, cruise control, Park Pilot, rain sensing wipers, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and chrome door handles. The range topping Antara SE has the sort of standard specification which makes rivals’ options lists look sparse. Full leather, an electric sunroof, sat nav, a Bluetooth phone system, xenon headlamps and electric folding door mirrors are all included.

Vauxhall Antara – Design
-  Expressive design language from Antara GTC concept
-  As stylish looks and high quality materials

At first glance, the Antara’s distinctive design character has bold contrasts. While the lower section clearly displays the new 4×4′s robust nature, the body’s striking lines have the look of a sporty, muscular car.

The designers visualised the Antara as a versatile vehicle that is both dynamic and comfortable for long journeys. Carefully crafted details such as the crease on the bonnet and the grille confidently emphasise the car’s high quality and brand identity. With its compact dimensions (length x width x height: 4575 x 1850 x 1704 millimeters), the crossover takes up little more space than a mid-size passenger car such as an Astra estate (4515x1753x1496).

The interior brings new levels of style and quality to the class. Contoured seats reflect Vauxhall Antara’s dynamic character and all instruments and operating controls are ergonomically placed and clearly laid out.

Eye-catching interior features include three large round air vents on the centre console and a distinctively shaped handbrake reminiscent of a thrust lever in an aircraft, just like in the Zafira. The passenger grab handle on the centre tunnel has the same shape.

The comprehensive standard safety package includes front airbags, thorax / pelvis side airbags for driver and front passenger, head curtain airbags for the front and outer rear seats as well as a crash-optimised chassis with four load paths. Other safety features include three-point safety belts and head restraints for all five seats. The front seats are equipped with seat-belt tensioners and belt-force limiters. The outer rear seats come with ISOFIX mountings for fast and secure fitting of child seats.

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Subaru EXIGA | super speed cars

 Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru | super speed cars automobiles, today announced the major highlights that will be displayed at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show 2009. On the theme of ‘Take a Moment to Free Your Mind”, FHI will showcase Subaru’s efforts to integrate enjoyable and dependable driving with the global environment.
FHI will present the “ SUBARU HYBRID TOURER CONCEPT ”, a new proposal for the future of grand touring car that integrates environmental friendliness, driving performance, and safety at a high level.

In addition, FHI will unveil the “Plug-in STELLA feat. BEAMS”. Designed in collaboration with the renowned specialty store BEAMS, the fully electric car is based on the Plug-in STELLA launched this summer in Japan. The company will also showcase a special version of Impreza WRX STI exclusively tuned for further enhancement of its sporty performance, as well as other production models such as the new Legacy. Besides showcasing these models, FHI will exhibit
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Subaru’s latest safety technologies, such as the “EyeSight”, an advanced driving assist system with pre-collision control using stereo camera technology.

A press conference by President Ikuo Mori is scheduled on Wednesday, October 21, at 12:10, at the Subaru booth (Center Hall).

EXIGA 2.0GT tuned by STI (Scheduled for market launch in Japan)

SUBARU TECNICA INTERNATIONAL inc. (STI), which manages Subaru motor sports activities, offers its latest proposal for a new seven-seater sports concept based on the multi-passenger Subaru EXIGA 2.0GT turbo model. The finely-tuned body and chassis elements ensure responsive and sporty handling for all drivers. In addition, the basic black sporty interior has a luxurious texture.

This model integrates distinctive driving performance proposed by STI with the EXIGA’s touring seven-seater concept, and is a proposal for new value in the minivan market.

A list of exhibits

2. Plug-in STELLA feat. BEAMS (Display model)
3. IMPREZA WRX STI CARBON (Display model)
4. LEGACY B4 GT300 (Display model)
5. EXIGA 2.0GT tuned by STI (Display model / Scheduled for market launch in Japan)
6. LEGACY TOURING WAGON 2.5i S Package (Production model)
7. LEGACY B4 2.5GT SI-Cruise (Production model)
8. LEGACY OUTBACK 2.5i L Package (Production model)
10. Lineartronic (CVT) cutaway model (Technology exhibit)
11. EyeSight featured in EXIGA 2.0GT EyeSight model (Technology exhibit)

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Spyker C8 Aileron | super speed cars

 Spyker Cars, manufacturer of premium sport cars, unveiled its second generation C-line sports car at the Salon International de l’Auto in Geneva, Switzerland today: The all aluminium Long Wheel Base model is called Spyker C8 Aileron | super speed cars and will come with both a manual as well as an automatic gearbox.

The Spyker C8 Aileron continues Spyker’s signature architecture (applied since its inception in 2000 with the C8 Spyder) of a mid-engined configuration in an aluminium space frame, clad in aluminium body panels.

The Spyker C8 Aileron’s space frame is a development of the original space frame of the first generation cars: its torsional rigidity, however, was improved by 40% without adding any weight. Its dimension have changed though, the wheelbase increasing by 10 cm / 4.5 inches for improved road handling and more cockpit space. Also its front track was widened and as a result the car is virtually „square.
Designing a successor of a first generation car is no mean feat. Spyker’s design philosophy has always been to create timeless designs, contemporary but classic.
In the first generation cars the leading design cues were Spyker’s aviation and racing heritage. The propeller design consistently applied to many elements of the cars ( such as the Aeroblade wheels ) since 2000, was up for refreshment though: And in aviation the propeller engine was succeeded by the turbine engine so Spyker adopted the turbine as its “leitmotiv” for the Spyker C8 Aileron.

The signature Spyker polished air inlets in aluminium were converted into turbine engine shaped scoops reducing the “bling” element considerably, which reflects a trend Spyker sees in general: more sober designs, less exuberant. The scoops have polished alloy nacelles which may be colour coded with the interior as an option.
The airflow around the car was redesigned so that the shark-like gills of the first generation cars (no less than 17 on a C8 Spyder) could be abandoned giving the Aileron a cleaner, smoother appearance.
 The radiator opening was enlarged in anticipation of more horsepower requiring additional cooling. The mesh is V-shaped as on the first generation cars, a direct reference to the Spykers of the previous century, but angled forward giving the car a somewhat more aggressive stance.

Also the headlight units were reshaped to follow the body design more closely. LED lights are incorporated in the units for indicators as well as Xenon lights (which are standard now).
The glass jet brighten inspired canopy, first introduced on the C8 Laviolette in February 2001, was extended backwards, reducing drag and increasing cockpit headroom. The signature air inlet atop the cockpit remained save that is now turbine shaped.

With the increased wheelbase (10cm / 4.5 inches) the doors grew by the same length allowing for more comfortable in- and egress.

Unfortunately practicality sometimes gains over design: The first generation cars have split side windows which were not optimal in terms of sealing (wind noise and water management). The Spyker C8 Aileron has single pane side glass that drops when the door is opened and closed, creating improved comfort level. The rear diffuser was redesigned for improved functionality. The redesigned rear lights are LED units.

The outside mirrors were redesigned and the cone is mounted on two turbine fan blades, standard in body colour (but available in polished aluminium as an option)
 Power train
The Aileron will continue to use the Audi 4.2 litre V8 giving 400 BHP. This state-of-the-art 5 valve 4 cam engine is now mated to a 6 speed Getrag manual or a 6 speed automatic ZF gearbox. This is the first time a Spyker is available with such an automatic gearbox as standard equipment.

Wheels and suspension
The Aeroblade ™ (5 propeller) wheels of the first generation cars are – logically – replaced by a 10 blade rotor wheel called „Rotorblade’ ™. They come in 19″ all round and are made in left and right hand turning versions.

The Spyker C8 Aileron’s suspension was developed from scratch and has double wishbones both front and rear. Shock absorbers are now placed vertically within the wishbones.

(Carbon Ceramic ) Brakes
Brakes are supplied by AP Racing, a Spyker partner from day one. Colour coded callipers with Spyker script are available as an option. The Aileron is available with carbon ceramic brakes as an option as well.
The interior of all Spykers is clad in the highest quality leather the industry has on offer. The Dutch Tannery of Hulshof provides the six hides used for an Spyker C8 Aileron interior in 14 standard colours, which is fitted by Ellemeijer. Any other colour so desired by the customer is available as an option.
Chronoswiss Dials are available as an option as well.
Audio System
When Spyker started production in 2003 80% of the customers ordered their cars without any audio system, the basic reasoning being that the engine provided all the sound one could possibly wish for. However, with larger numbers of cars going into the market, the demand for a standard sound system increased and cars were fitted with the system chosen by the owner. With the ever increasing success of the I-pod and similar products, the demand for a standard sound system fitted by the factory has increased to the point that every Aileron will be equipped with a Kharma sound system, incorporating a GPS system, Bluetooth, CD player and an I-pod jack. It is paired to 7 Kharma loudspeakers (see separate chapter press release).
Exterior Colours
The Spyker C8 Aileron is available in 14 standard colours but as an option customers may elect to have the car painted any colour they whish. The Spyker Squadron GT2 colour scheme with big “S”s is available as an option as well.
Spyker Squadron – the factory GT2 team -, in partnership with its title sponsor SNORAS Bank and Speedy Racing, is proud to present its latest GT2 racer for the most famous and grueling race on the planet: the 24-Hours of Le Mans. In 2008 and 2009 Spyker Squadron will compete with two Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2Rs in both the Le Mans Series (LMS) and the 24-Hours of Le Mans.
The Laviolette GT2R replaces the successful Spyker C8 Spyder GT2R, the first Spyker that earned podium positions for the Dutch manufacturer of exclusive sports cars in the international GT arena. The new Laviolette has been built from the ground up around on a much stiffer, aluminum spaceframe with better aerodynamic qualities. Based on the team’s knowledge and experience with the previous C8, a long list of components have been changed or improved. The new car is an excellent platform to continuously develop and improve pace to reach the ultimate goal: a podium position at Le Mans.

Spyker Squadron welcomes Lithuanian SNORAS Bank, as its title sponsor for the upcoming season. Like last year Spyker Squadron partners with Alexandre Pesci’s Swiss dealer team Speedy Racing, sponsored by LEMO and Rebellion Horlogerie.

Car number 85 will be driven by Alexei Vasilev (RUS), Ralf Kelleners (GER) and Peter Dumbreck (GBR). The second car, number 94, will be piloted by Andrea Chiesa (SUI), Benjamin Leuenberger (SUI) and Philippe Camandona (SUI). Both at Le Mans and in the Le Mans Series the team will use Michelin tires. After two earlier tests in Estoril and Le Castellet (Paul Ricard) the team will head to Barcelona, Spain within three weeks for the first 1000km race this season: the LMS 1000km de Catalunya.

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Smart ForTwo | super speed cars

 Smart | super speed cars is welcoming the autumn with a particularly stylish special model that is characterised by high quality equipment, fine materials and an unusual appearance. The new smart for two edition highstyle features exclusive paintwork in trendy chocolate brown metallic and elegant 12 spoke 15″ alloy wheels. The exclusive interior of the special model boasts a harmonious mix of fabric and leather. The smart fortwo edition highstyle is available with a 52 kW/71 hp or a 62 kW/84 hp petrol engine.

The 52 kW variant is fitted with a comfortable automatic start/stop system as standard which shuts down the engine when the vehicle is stationary, noticeably reducing fuel consumption. Style, savoir vivre and zest for life go hand in hand with environmentally friendly technology.

The new smart fortwo edition highstyle continues the series of unusual and successful special models from the trendsetter for urban mobility. The unconventional car manufacturer questions the status quo and takes fresh and unusual approaches. The new special model from the environmentally friendly lifestyle brand combines cutting edge environmental technology and functionality with a discerning sense of style. In the smart fortwo edition highstyle joie de vivre and classy elegance are combined in perfect harmony.
 Even at first glance the new special model demonstrates its high standards of style and elegance with its classy chocolate brown metallic finish. 15 inch alloy wheels in an elegant 12-spoke design and edition highstyle logos in aluminium look are further highlights that round off the exterior appearance to perfection.

The classy design of the interior also demonstrates a young spirit, an open, new way of thinking and a confident style. Exclusive, gleaming metallic leather on the seats and in the doors contrasts with the light and dark fabric ensemble reserved for this special edition. Decorative brown seams are a subtle reference to the exterior. The kneepad and instrument panel have a leather look. The 3-spoke sports steering wheel with steering wheel gearshift is covered with leather, as is the gear knob. Trim parts that shimmer in matt silver round off the high quality yet dynamic impression of the interior.

The new smart fortwo edition highstyle is based on the coupé passion. Among other features this equipment line comes with softouch automatic gear programme, electric windows, air conditioning with automatic temperature control, and a panoramic roof with sunblind. The standard equipment of the “edition highstyle” also includes dashboard instruments and the radio 9. Electric power steering, heated seats, a lockable glove compartment and the smart sound system with a smart MP3 interface are optionally available.

The new special model also demonstrates the smart fortwo style when it comes to environmental friendliness. Not only does it fulfil the strict exhaust gas standard EU 5, the 52 kW variant is moreover fitted with micro hybrid drive (mhd) technology as standard.

This clever and comfortable automatic start/stop system shuts down the engine as soon as the driver brakes and the vehicle’s speed falls below 8 km/h – for example when approaching traffic lights. The engine starts again in the fraction of a second when the driver releases the brake pedal. The system is fully automatic – the driver does not need to do anything. In urban traffic with frequent stop and go situations, fuel savings of almost 20 percent are possible with mhd.

The special smart fortwo model edition highstyle is available with a 52 kW/71 hp engine fitted with mhd or with a 62 kW/84 hp engine and costs €15,695 and €16,195 respectively (German list price including VAT).

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Skoda Superb | super speed cars

 The Skoda Superb | super speed cars 123bhp 1.4 TSI petrol engine isn’t as slovenly as it sounds, but it will struggle to pull a heavy load. The pokier 158bhp 1.8 TSI is better. Don’t go near the thirsty 256bhp 3.6 V6. The diesels will be popular, but we’d avoid the rattly 104bhp 1.9. The 138bhp 2.0 has punch, but delivers it in one ungainly lump. The 168bhp version is more linear with its delivery of power, but more expensive.
 The Superb Estate has a soft suspension that makes it comfortable over poor road surfaces. It stays settled on the motorway, too, so it’s a great cruiser. The soft ride means it feels a little wallowy through bends, but there’s plenty of grip to make you feel secure in corners.
The Superb isolates wind- and road noise really well, and the suspension stays quiet over bumps. Choose your engine carefully, though. Only the range-topping diesel is the latest generation common-rail diesel engine, so the other two units are older and noisier – particularly the 1.9. The petrols are smooth and quiet, but you’ll have to push hard with the 1.4.

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SEAT IBZ | Frankfurt Motor Show | super speed cars

SEAT IBZ | Frankfurt Motor Show | super speed cars is showcasing the stunning IBZ Concept at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The star of the SEAT stand in Germany previews a new, family-sized version that will make its appearance in showrooms across Europe towards the middle of next year, further increasing the company’s B segment line-up in the process.

The IBZ Concept marries flexible and functional packaging within a non-compromised exterior and interior design. It incarnates the brand parameters – young, design-driven and sporty.

Boasting a modern, tensioned silhouette, the IBZ Concept includes numerous distinctive exterior and interior design features, and benefits from cutting-edge technology for a gripping driving experience.

Once again, SEAT Design Director Luc Donckerwolke has applied his pragmatic design vision to create an attractive, yet tremendously functional car where comfort and roominess complement the traditional sports philosophy common to all SEAT models.

The world debut of the bold IBZ Concept is another significant stepping stone on the company’s path to extending its range line-up. The challenge it meets is to combine a larger family-sized chassis featuring greater load capacity with the distinct, feisty personality of the Ibiza.
 Imposing front view

The front end of the IBZ Concept shows an evolution of SEAT’s now trademark Arrow Design. The bonnet features a running edge, splitting the car through its symmetry access, adding precision and sharpness to the known Ibiza face. The tensed eyebrows accentuate the headlights, whose diamond-shaped interior combines LED technology with light guides.

The new centre grille, with honeycomb slats and aluminium surround, is underlined by the same purist, rectangular air vents found on the Ibiza CUPRA. Another development at the front sees the usual arrow shape enhanced by a set of lines parallel to the headlights, finishing at the broad opening beneath the bumper. Two aluminium mouldings in this area round off the front end design.

Styled to stand out, the IBZ Concept boasts an attractive sweep created by the newly designed headlights complete with LED technology. Their pointed tips provide
continuity to the Dynamic Line that brushes over the wings and the middle of the front doors, while their novel interior structure mimics the facets of a diamond. One set generates the main beam, while the smaller LEDs generate the dipped beam. At the same time, a portion of the smaller facets at the top of the cluster serve as daytime driving lights, with the indicator LEDs at the bottom.
 A truly sporty family car

This is nothing short of the perfect definition of the IBZ Concept presented by SEAT at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Its new dimensions and design create an ideal synergy between sporting intent, pragmatic functionality and spaciousness required to adapt to any need.

The exterior design of SEAT’s prototype is enhanced by its high gloss, eye-catching blue paint colour. After admiring the awesome front, take a look at the panoramic sunroof that floods the interior with light.

The LED indicator lights literally stand out, as they are built into the new streamlined door mirrors, each one mounted onto its doors with a pair of arms. The exterior arm which supports the mirror, and the mirror’s outer casing are both aluminium to match the other trim elements found on this model.
 A side view reveals low profile 235/35 tyres on attractive, five double-spoke 19 inch alloy wheels, each with an embossed ‘S’ at the hub. Another tell-tale feature of the IBZ Concept is the Leon-concept rear passenger door handle, which is neatly integrated into the third side window.

The attention-grabbing new hatch naturally bears the SEAT logo, and when the rear hatch is open, its structure has a loading bay floor that sits flush with the number plate. Meanwhile, the broad rear window provides greater visibility at the rear. An elegant, high-mount roof spoiler houses the third brake light, at the same time underlining the car’s sporting intent.

The SEAT logo as usual doubles as the boot handle mechanism, and the prototype is easily identified by the ‘IBZ’ initials beneath the logo in the centre of the hatch.

The crisp rear section of the IBZ Concept is further enhanced by the addition of defined ‘shoulders’ that house the light clusters. As with the striking headlights, they feature LED technology on a raised surface. From bottom to top, the LEDs create the sidelights, brake, reverse and indicator lights.
 The final highlights that round off the view of the rear are a new bumper, which has a built-in number plate, the number plate light at the bottom of the hatch, and split twin tailpipes, which each boast a stylish aluminium bezel.

Where space and style combine

The passenger compartment of the SEAT IBZ Concept offers space and style in equal measure, with fine detailing and functional innovations throughout.

The interior is structured by lightguide strips that run through the dashboard and the doors, integrating the radio/iPhone interface screen and providing atmospheric lighting at the same time.

The light airy tones of the creamy colour “Magnolia” in the interior heighten the feeling of space inside this SEAT. The dashboard features the same colour, and a different texture is provided via the suede-clad soft pads. The instrument binnacle hood, door panels, pillars and ceiling are also finished in suede.

The newly designed seats and integrated headrests are upholstered with a combination of leather and suede in the same colour as the dashboard, with blue stitching to match the body colour.

In trademark sporty SEAT style, the steering wheel on the IBZ Concept is slightly flattened at the base. It is wrapped in leather and suede and has a four-spoke structure with dipped side grips, the SEAT ‘S’ in the centre and the letters ‘IBZ’ on the lower spoke, and a set of newly designed multi-functional controls on either side.

Naturally, the sporty design of the instrument panel is faithful to the brand’s identity. The large dial on the left is the rev counter, with a screen taking up the rest of the space. On the right is an analogue and digital speed display, with the navigation information, trip computer and remaining vehicle controls shown in the middle.

There are four circular air vents on the dashboard encased in aluminium. A special interior design concept features a striking combination of aluminium layered with a glossy black material that make up a line with recessed lighting that extends across the dashboard and continues onto the door panels. The centre houses a screen displaying radio and iPhone functions, and the centre console has a purpose-built iPhone slot.

The centre console also features a stylish climate control system with all the usual functions, the gear stick with a leather gaiter and a panel with buttons to activate the hazard lights, door locks and seat heaters, as well as several storage compartments. Close by is an electronic hand-brake and the central armrest, which is cloth upholstered with a handy storage compartment that can also be removed from the vehicle.

The newly designed door panels on the IBZ Concept echo the style of the dashboard, with the soft pad in suede and an aluminium insert beneath the armrest. The aluminium door handles and speaker frames are also new – the latter with a unique arrangement of square slats.

Practical, capacious boot
Beneath the rear hatch of the new SEAT IBZ Concept lies a spacious boot. Measuring an impressive 410 litres, it can be significantly extended when the rear seats are folded to leave a completely flat cargo space that stretches right to the back of the front seats. The car can be loaded up to the ceiling, either with the rear seats in place or folded down.
The boot’s low load height makes it easy to access, allowing heavy or bulky items to be carried simply. It also provides several solutions for keeping objects securely in place, such as side hooks or storage nets on either side of the wheel arches.
Another interesting feature lies beneath the floor of the boot. The second tier under the folding floor serves as a supplementary storage compartment. A cover leads to the spare wheel and tool box, so everything is kept neatly in place.
The detailing in the boot once again shows SEAT’s quality workmanship put into practice. The edges of the floor covering are finished with leather, and the soft pads on the side are in cream-coloured suede.
Third member of the Ibiza family

With the Ibiza Concept IBZ, SEAT is offering a preview of the future family-sized version of its most popular model. It will be on the market in 2010, as the company continues its new product offensive which is making the Spanish brand’s range the youngest on the market. In the year of the Ibiza’s 25th anniversary, the newest addition to the range underlines the car’s segment-leading quality, design and workmanship.

The chassis of the new IBZ Concept has the same compact dimensions, with a total length of 4.22 metres and the same height and width as the basic model, although greater access to the rear seats is provided by broader rear doors.

As with the rest of the SEAT range, the sporty, design-driven youthful style of the new IBZ Concept make it perfect for those who value space, practicality, comfort and loads of driving enjoyment.

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