Thursday, May 7, 2009

2010 Seat Ibiza Bocanegra Unveiled


Seat has pulled the wraps on the hottest Ibiza in existence at the Auto Salon Barcelona. Better still, the production version you see here is largely unchanged from the concept version we brought you last month.

Sure, the ‘Motor Show specific’ alloys and headlights are MIA but it’s not like the overall look of the car has been toned down - and that’s a very good thing.

The menacing-looking Bocanegra is powered by a twin-charged 1.4 litre four cylinder engine which is good for either 111kW (150hp) or 134kW (180hp) depending on its state of tune.

The Volkswagen sourced power-plant is coupled to a seven-speed DSG operated via paddle shifters. Power is then channeled through an XDS electronic limited slip differential to the front wheels.


Externally, the Bocanegra is a visual treat. The front end in particular looks fat; it’s tougher than anything we’ve come to expect from a Seat.

The blackened grill and front air dam demand attention while the grill and headlight line blends through the bumper and into a strong character line cutting the front quarter panels and doors.

The show continues out back with a rear spoiler, flared guards, black mesh inserts and a centre exit exhaust catching the eye.

Tasteful ‘Sira’ alloys and a darkened sunroof complete the picture and ensure there’s no mistaking the Bocanegra for one of its lesser siblings.


Sports seats and a squared-off three-spoke steering wheel are standouts in the cabin. It’s also hard to miss the red on black colour scheme and “B” logos emblazoned throughout.

Seat’s Ibiza Bocanegra is set to begin turning heads on UK roads later this year with pricing yet to be announced.