Seat Ibiza vs Opel Corsa

Seat Ibiza

Opel Corsa

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.
The Opel Corsa's makeover continues: following the overhaul of everything under its skin in 2010, Opel's successful small vehicle is getting a new wardrobe in 2011. A refactored face lends it a sportier, expressive exterior, making it instantly recognizable as a member of the new Opel family. New look colours and dashboard looks as well as a great provide of individualized, sporty versions make it more appealing than ever. The Opel Corsa now also comes with a new, multimedia infotainment system named Touch & Connect that features a five-inch color touch display, full navigation coverage for 28 European countries, Bluetooth, Ipod and USB connections at a very competitive price tag.

While all engines have been reworked in 2010 to provide more performance with lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, a new 70 Kw/ 95 hp Ecoflex 1. 3 CDTI version now equipped with Start/stop technology further increases the Opel Corsa's overall efficiency: The 3-door version only requires 3. 5 liters diesel per 100 km and emits just 94 g/km CO2. Start/stop technology especially allows a reduction in fuel consumption in urban traffic - at 4. 2 liter/100 km versus 4. 6 l/100 km previously for the Opel Corsa 1. 3 CDTI Ecoflex emitting 98 g/km CO.

A major player in the European sphere since 1982, the Opel Corsa provides one of the widest offering ranges in the small vehicle segment. It comes in two distinct body styles: the coupé-like 3-door, the family friendly 5-door, and a commercial variant named Opel Corsavan. Inside the cab, it continuously seduces with one of the roomiest and most appealing dashboards in its class. The Opel Corsa also provides many high-tech features not provided by its peers - like a heated helm or the integrated bicycle carrier Flexfix - as well as many that are rarely available in the segment like halogen Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL), Hill Start Assist and a panorama sunroof.

The powertrain line-up of the Opel Corsa ranges from 48 Kw/65 hp to 141 Kw/192 hp. This motor family was revised in 2010 with many new engines meeting Euro 5 emission standards that reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 13 percent while increasing motor performance in most applications. To help drivers lower their fuel consumption even while driving a comprehensive vehicle, a 'shift up' indicator light was added to the main instrument screen.