I spent one week testing the SEAT Ibiza FR. During this time, I learnt that there was lots to like about this car.

That Peppy 1.0-Litre Engine

First things first, the heart of this lightweight SEAT Ibiza FR is its 1.0-litre TSi inline-4 that puts out 113 bhp and 200 Nm of torque. Some people are still turning their noses up at 1.0-litre engines, but my God does the Ibiza go at an incredible pace. I was very impressed with how bubbly and powerful this small engine was. The engine makes the car feel alive and energetic, but it is very economical.

Stylish And Up To Date

We know that SEAT like to focus on the younger market and the Ibiza’s styling is a great example of that design. Even in a five door configuration, this model still has a sporty appeal. You will notice that the latest generation has a consistently sharp look. When viewing the vehicle, you can count the number of straight lines on the bonnet, the front grille and down the side of the car. The car is very stylish and will make other manufacturers look a bit bland.

Great Infotainment System

A premium infotainment system is housed in the middle of the car. This comprises a high resolution, touch-operated large display. Although it includes a lot of options, I began to really like it and I was sad to leave it behind.

Most young people own a smartphone. This can be hooked up to the screen using Apple Car Play or Android Auto. I did most of my testing with Apple CarPlay and it worked out really well. Being able to use the key features of my iPhone such as s, Spotify and podcasts when driving is a real blessing and gives the car a modern feel.

Sporty – Dynamic Drive Mode

Motorists are not always in the same mood. Sometimes we want to drive slowly and sometimes we want to drive fast. Thankfully, the SEAT Ibiza FR has a drive mode system that helps us make the most out of the car, however we are feeling. You can see the available drive modes below: Eco, Normal, Sport and Individual. The small adjustments they make to the car make a big difference to how it feels.

SEAT Ibiza FR Is A Cool Car

There is no question about it, the SEAT Ibiza FR is one cool car. The biggest factor in the equation is the FR branding that makes the car that bit more appealing.

Living with SEAT Ibiza FR For One Week was last modified: September 20th, 2018 by Paul Hadley