Seat Ibiza vs Hyundai i20


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Seat Ibiza


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Hyundai i20



Seat is pushing forward with its offering offensive - the Seat Ibiza ST is the third body style in the successful compact line-up from the Spanish maker. The estate version of the Seat Ibiza is the ideal car for a youthful and sporty lifestyle, combining all of the brand's strong values - it has an emotional and appealing layout, it is dynamic and efficient, practical and simple to use and financially attainable. The Seat Ibiza ST provides six modern motor variants and a broad range of features and technologies. Sphere release is planned for May 2010, with impressive value-for-money across all variants.

In creating the Seat Ibiza ST, Seat developers have taken a highly functional concept and clad it in the Spanish company's original layout language. It retains the youthfully sporty character of the Seat Ibiza model range despite the estate principle with its big luggage compartment. The roofline stretches far to the back with the back overhang integrated perfectly into the overall layout, while the taut side profile lends greater visual impact to the proportions. The front end bears Seat's hallmark arrow layout and the back end has an individual and distinctive exterior courtesy of the two-part light clusters.

With an overall length of 4. 23 metres, the Seat Ibiza ST is longer than the 5-door version by 18 centimetres - enabling a lot of of load room to meet all the demands of a sporty and mobile lifestyle. The base volume starts at a generous 430 litres and can be expanded in steps by folding the split back bench rear. Developers paid particular attention to optimising the breadth and depth of the load opening. The entire bodyshell is built with the exceptional precision and stiffness that distinguishes Seat offers.

The dashboard of the Seat Ibiza ST provides an cool level of room and a luxury character. Seat developers and developers paid enormous attention to the tiniest details. All components are functional, practical to use and meticulously crafted - as evident in the high class of the materials. A taut feel to the cockpit, circular air vents, a modern gear stick - the emotional character expressed in the layout of the Seat Ibiza ST is also evident in the dashboard.
Building on the reputation for peerless reliability and exceptional cost-effectiveness established by its Getz predecessor the Hyundai i20 provides drivers more of everything. It has improved functionality from the intelligently configured cab design, higher levels of luxury, comfort and security equipment and engaging handling from its all-new chassis. A line-up of new petrol and turbodiesel engines, plus the choice of manual or automatic transmissions further improve the Hyundai i20's credentials and make it the most competitive suite in the supermini sector.

Like the i30 and i10, the Hyundai i20 has been developed and designed in Europe to meet the high expectations of European drivers, and will prove capable of delighting them with new technology and low running costs. Initially available as a 5-door model, the Hyundai i20 3-door version debuts in April 2009.

Developed at Hyundai's European headquarters in Russelsheim, Germany, the new Hyundai i20 follows in the stylish footsteps of the acclaimed i10 and i30 models. Lower, longer and wider than the Getz it changes, the 5-door Hyundai i20 rides on an extended 2525mm wheelbase, enhancing both its ride convenience and roomy dashboard architecture. Featuring Hyundai's distinctive layout motifs - a bold chrome-topped grille flanked by teardrop headlamps at the front and striking stacked back light clusters - the Hyundai i20's modern lines are further strengthened by neat details. These include colour-co-ordinated bumpers, integrated door handles and chunky 15 or 16-inch wheels. The Hyundai i20 also introduces a new palette of bold colors - inside and out.

Convenience and versatility blend seamlessly in the new Hyundai i20's roomy and generously-appointed cab. All three versions - Classic, Convenience and Style - option air-conditioning, remote central locking, CD and MP3 stereo system with integrated information screen display, Aux-in socket, switchable passenger airbag and electrically operated windows. The Hyundai i20's list of traditional features puts it head and shoulders above competitors - some of which cost thousands more.