Just last year, Seat had introduced to the world their concept car in Geneva Motor Show.In no time, they had unveiled the actual car at the recent Barcelona Auto Salon named as the Seat Ibiza Bocanegra.
The name Bocanegra means black mouth, and is a clear reference to the model’s innovative Perspex-trimmed front end. The transparent covering houses the LED headlights, and comprises a recess for the number plate as well as vents that feed cooling air to the engine.
There’s also a panoramic sunroof, dramatic high-level side indicator repeaters and distinctive slashes in the bodywork, all of which gives the car an instant ‘Wow!’ factor.
Under the bonnet lies a twin turbocharged by a 1.4-liter TSI engine, that can be tuned to either 150 or 180 horsepower. This is linked to the VW Group’s state-of-the-art seven-speed DSG sequential manual transmission, and promises to serve up a tempting combination of potent performance and strong refinement.
On the inside, the first thing that gets your attention on the SEAT Ibiza Bocanegra are the seats, which are upholstered with specific fabric made up of rhomboids stitched together in red that lend a definitively sporty look. In addition, the upper part of the seats sports the logo that identifies this version – a capital “B” also stitched in red.
Another eye-catching element in the interior is the three-spoke steering wheel, which features a capital “B” for Bocanegra in aluminium in the middle of the vertical spoke, as well as the seven-speed DSG shift paddles. Different shades of black prevail in the interior, especially the Brillante Black and Carbón Black of several trim elements.