Although it may seem like less time has passed, the SEAT Ibiza was launched in 1984. That means it has been no less than four decades on the market, selling uninterruptedly through five generations. In fact, the utility vehicle has accumulated more than six million units sold in this time, being the firm’s most successful model. To celebrate, they have presented the SEAT Ibiza FR Anniversarya new level of equipment that will serve to complete its equipment and to achieve an extra point of exclusivity.
In its origins, Ibiza had a lot of impact. It was the first example developed entirely by SEAT and for this they had the help from some luxury partners such as Giorgetto Giugiaro (design), Karmann (interior) and Porsche (mechanics). The current one is a product with less personality that is based on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform, but Its importance remains notable. In fact, last year 288,400 units of the Ibiza were sold, 24% more than in 2022 when there were problems with semiconductors.
So to reinforce those numbers comes the SEAT Ibiza FR Anniversary loaded with specific elements. The body can be chosen in the exclusive Graphene Gray color, which matches the 18-inch wheels, which are partly in Cosmo Gray. The “Anniversary Limited Edition” inscription is present on the B pillar, as has been laser engraved. It also appears on the door thresholds in the same way, since they had to make differential access to the cabin.
Once inside the special edition for the fortieth anniversary of the model we see that some sport bucket seats which are upholstered in textile material. The truth is that they give the sensation of being faced with a more sporty and dynamically capable version, although nothing could be further from the truth. We must not forget that no high-performance Ibiza is no longer sold and that the best option is to equip it with the 1.5 TSI with 150 HP. Returning to the interior of the FR Anniversary presents a new matte dark aluminum finish which is present on the console and on the door panels.
The available versions and prices of the SEAT Ibiza FR Anniversary will be released later, whose deliveries will begin during this first quarter of 2024.