Seat Ibiza Cupra facelift to gain new engine image

The facelifted version of the Seat Ibiza Cupra will be dropping the current 1.4 liter TSI engine in favor of a new one.

The Spanish based automaker Seat is planning to update its range-topping super-mini, the Ibiza Cupra. The model in question will be officially unveiled later on this year and it will be coming with the regular tweaks which will probably include an updated front bumper, a new rear bumper, modified lighting units and probably some tweaks made to the cabin. The most significant change will come from underneath its hood where the 1.4 liter TSI engine, which is rated at 180 HP and 250 Nm of torque, will be dropped for a larger one.

Seat will be following the same footsteps as Volkswagen did with the Polo GTI facelift, which is now coming with a larger 1.8 liter TSI. The same unit will also be offered on the Spanish hot hatch and it will be able to produce a total of 192 HP (141 kW) and a peak torque of 320 Nm (236 lb-ft). Chances are these figures will be changed by the time Seat will pull the wraps off the facelifted version of the Ibiza Cupra as Seat is currently negotiating with VW the final output out the car. The model is believed to be introduced before the end of this year and chances are we will see it at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Additional details on it are limited for the moment.

Source: Autocar