Seat has released the first official pictures of the new Ibiza Sport Tourer.
The sporty estate is the third model in the line-up, and will go on sale in the summer after being given an official debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
Based on the concept shown at the in September 2009, it’s set to be nicknamed ST, and will be available with six different engines, including new 1.2-litre TSI petrol and TDI diesels.
Ibiza ST space
With a total length of 4.23 metres, the ST is 18cm longer than the standard Ibiza and has a boot capacity of 430 litres. This is not as large as rivals, such as the estate.
Seat also says its engineers paid close attention to giving the boot a low, wide opening to make loading as easy as possible.
Sporty, green estate
Like all Seats, the ST will possess a bit of driving character as well as space. A choice of three petrol and three turbodiesel units with common rail injection will be available at launch.
Four of the six engines operate with direct injection and turbocharging, and power outputs range from 70bhp to 105bhp.
The Spanish firm has not yet revealed economy or emissions figures, but claims the new 1.2-litre TDI and TSI engines will be ‘exceptionally efficient’.
This could mean the ST will follow the in using green technology to reduce CO2 emissions.
A sporty dual-clutch gearbox designed to reduce the time taken to complete gear shifts will also be available on certain models.
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