Monday 24th February 2020
Car Enthusiast - click here to access the home page

 


SEAT revamps Ibiza FR. Image by SEAT.

SEAT revamps Ibiza FR
SEAT celebrates cylinder deactivation tech with new FR Edition model.
<< earlier article     later article >>

 


News homepage

Newer articles featuring 2014 SEAT Ibiza

2014-05-21: SEAT special to wow crowds at Wörthersee

What's the news?

SEAT is bringing cylinder deactivation tech to its sporty Ibiza model and is celebrating the fact by giving us the new FR Edition - available now in three-door SC and five-door hatchback guises. You can also still have a non-Edition FR model, in Sports Tourer (ST) estate guise, which uses this fancy engine black magic.

Exterior

Designed to sit in the range above the existing FR cars, the FR Edition adds a few signature giveaways to its special status, such as red brake callipers, titanium-coloured 17-inch alloy wheels, matching coloured door mirrors and dark tinted rear windows, plus badging of course.

Interior

Red seatbelts and climate control are added for the FR Edition, and all new Active Cylinder Technology (ACT) FRs come with a manual gearbox. However, prices are down on the outgoing FR, SEAT saying all three variants are £1,115 cheaper than their equivalent predecessors. The SC FR is £15,320, the five-door is £15,870 and the ST is £16,570.

The FR Edition commands a £600 premium over the FR models, but it adds in £1,130-worth of extra equipment for that, so it's worth getting. It'll therefore cost you £15,920 as a three-door and £16,470 as a five-door hatch.

Mechanicals

SEAT calls this cylinder deactivation ACT, but you might also recognise it from the Audi range, where it is known as Cylinder-on-Demand. The 1.4 can switch from four cylinders to two, or back the other way, in less than 40 milliseconds, meaning the shift is imperceptible to the driver.

The 1.4 TSI engine shuts off cylinders two and three under both low revs and low torque scenarios, which of course has a beneficial effect on fuel economy and emissions - SEAT quotes a 12.2mpg average combined economy increase to the headline 60.1mpg figure, with CO2 down from 139- to 109g/km. This sees the ACT FR and FR Edition cars drop into VED Band B, meaning it's now just £20 a year to tax them, a saving of £110 on the old car. BIK taxation also falls from 20- to 14 per cent, while SEAT says you can save up to one litre of fuel for every 60 miles of careful urban driving you can enact.

The 140hp ACT TSI engine replaces the old 150hp unit previously found in the Ibiza range, for both FR and FR Edition cars. Obviously, with a 10hp deficit, it does lose 0.2 seconds on the 0-62mph time compared to the outgoing car, at 7.8 seconds all out, but that's hardly an eternity and is more than balanced out by the money-saving the new ACT comes with.

Anything else?

The new SEAT Ibiza FR ACT and FR Edition models are on sale now, for first deliveries in early June.



Matt Robinson - 8 Apr 2014


2014 SEAT Ibiza FR Edition. Image by SEAT.2014 SEAT Ibiza FR Edition. Image by SEAT.2014 SEAT Ibiza FR Edition. Image by SEAT.2014 SEAT Ibiza FR Edition. Image by SEAT.2014 SEAT Ibiza FR Edition. Image by SEAT.

2014 SEAT Ibiza FR Edition. Image by SEAT.2014 SEAT Ibiza FR Edition. Image by SEAT.2014 SEAT Ibiza FR Edition. Image by SEAT.2014 SEAT Ibiza FR Edition. Image by SEAT.2014 SEAT Ibiza FR Edition. Image by SEAT.









www.seat.co.uk    - SEAT road tests
- SEAT news
- Ibiza images






Geneva debut for new Volkswagen Golf GTD. Image by Volkswagen AG.
Volkswagen Golf GTD Geneva teaser
New Golf GTD set to up performance and reduce emissions.
 
Mercedes-AMG ports V8 over to GLE Coupe. Image by Mercedes AG.
Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Coupe confirmed
New Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupe and GLE 63 S Coupe deliver 571- and 612hp respectively, with MHEV tech.
BMW sparks with Geneva show stars. Image by BMW AG.
BMW Geneva Motor Show Line-Up 2020
EVs, PHEVs and MHEVs the focus of BMW’s Geneva Motor Show stand next month.

 
 215 Racing
 9ff
 A. Kahn Design
 Abarth
 Abt
 AC Cars
 AC Schnitzer
 Acura
 Alfa Romeo
 Alpina
 Alpine
 Amari
 APS Sportec
 Arash
 Arden
 Ares
 Ariel
 Arrinera
 Artega
 Ascari
 Aston Martin
 Atalanta
 Atomik
 Audi
 Austin
 Auto Union
 Autodelta
 Autofarm
 Autosport
 Avatar
 Axon
 Aznom
 BAC
 BAIC
 Bentley
 Bertone
 Bloodhound
 Bluebird
 BMW
 Bosch
 Bowler
 Brabham
 Brabus
 Breckland
 Bridgestone
 Brilliance
 Bristol
 Bugatti
 Buick
 Burton
 BYD
 Cadillac
 Callaway
 Caparo
 Capstone
 Carlsson
 Caterham
 CCG
 Chang'an
 Changfeng
 Chevrolet
 Chevron
 Chongfeng
 Chrysler
 Citroen
 Climax
 Connaught
 Cooper Tires
 Corvette
 Cummins
 Cupra
 Dacia
 Daewoo
 Daihatsu
 Daimler
 Dartz
 Datsun
 David Brown
 David Brown Automotive
 DDR
 De Tomaso
 Delta
 Detroit Electric
 Devon
 Dodge
 Donkervoort
 Drayson
 DS
 Eagle
 Eagle E-type
 EDAG
 edo competition
 Eterniti
 Evisol
 Exagon
 FAB Design

 
 Factory Five
 Faralli & Mazzanti
 Fenix
 Fenomenon
 Ferrari
 Fiat
 Fisker
 Ford
 G-Power
 Geely
 Gemballa
 General Motors
 Ginetta
 Giugiaro
 Glickenhaus
 GMC
 Goodwood
 Google
 Gordon Murray
 Gordon Murray Design
 Gray Design
 Great Wall
 GTA
 GTM
 Gumpert
 Hamann
 Hartge
 HBH
 Heffner Performance
 Hennessey
 HERE
 Holden
 Honda
 Hulme
 Hummer
 Hyundai
 I.D.E.A
 Icona
 IFR
 Infiniti
 Ionity
 Isis
 JAC
 Jaguar
 Jeep
 Jensen
 Jetstream
 JJAD
 Joss Developments
 Kahn
 Kamala
 Keating
 Kia
 Koenigsegg
 KTM
 Kumho
 Lada
 Lagonda
 Lamborghini
 Lancia
 Land Rover
 Lexus
 Liberty
 Lightning
 Lincoln
 Lister
 Loma Performance
 Lorinser
 Lotus
 LupiniPower
 Luxgen
 Mahindra
 Mansory
 Maserati
 Mastretta
 Maybach
 Mazda
 McLaren
 Mercedes
 Mercedes-AMG
 Mercedes-Benz
 Mercedes-Maybach
 Mercury
 Metrocab
 MG
 Michelin
 MINI
 Mitsubishi
 MMI
 Monte Carlo
 Mopar
 Morgan
 Mosler
 MTM
 NAC MG
 Nissan

 
 NLV
 Noble
 Novitec
 Opel
 Overfinch
 Pagani
 Perodua
 Peugeot
 Piaggio
 Pininfarina
 Polestar
 Pontiac
 Porsche
 Preview
 Prodrive
 Project Runningblade
 Project Velocity
 Proton
 Protoscar
 Qoros
 Radical
 Red Bull
 Renault
 Reva
 Rimac
 Rinspeed
 RoadRazer
 Rolls-Royce
 Ronn Motor Company
 Rover
 RUF
 Saab
 SAIC
 Saleen
 Saturn
 Scagliarini
 SCG
 Scion
 SDR Sportscars
 SEAT
 Sin
 Singer
 Skoda
 Smart
 Soleil
 Spada
 speedArt
 Sportec
 Spyker
 SRT
 Ssangyong
 SSC
 Startech
 STaSIS
 Subaru
 Suzuki
 Suzusho
 TAD
 Tamiya
 Tata
 Techart
 Tesla
 THINK
 Thunder Power
 Tojeiro
 Tommy Kaira
 TomTom
 Toray
 Toyota
 Trabant
 TranStar
 Trident
 Tushek
 TVR
 UKCOTY
 Vanda Electrics
 Vauxhall
 Velozzi
 Vencer
 Venturi
 Veritas
 Vizualtech
 VL Automotive
 Volkswagen
 Volvo
 VUHL
 Webasto
 Westfield
 Wiesmann
 Xenatec
 Yamaha
 Zagato
 Zarooq
 Zenos
 Zenvo



 
 






External links:   | Irish Car Market News |

Internal links:   | Home | Privacy | Contact us | Archives | Follow Car Enthusiast on Twitter | Copyright 1999-2020 ©