Seat Ibiza II Second generation (Type 6K)
Body versions :
Gasoline: 1.0-2.0 liters
Seat Ibiza II (Type 6K) refers to the second generation of the small car Ibiza from Seat . The Ibiza (Type 6K) was introduced in early 1993.
While the technology now came exclusively from VW, was again responsible for the body shape Giorgetto Giugiaro. The drag coefficient of the Seat Ibiza is 0.33. The Ibiza (6K) was built entirely under the direction of the VW Group , many features took over Volkswagen for the Polo 6N released a year later . Initially, this first "VW Seat" was seen as a cheap alternative to VW, but the introduction of the Cupra models and the successes in the rally sector gave Seat a sporting reputation.This shared platform and some interior elements - such as the full dashboard - with the Volkswagen Polo III together with mechanical solutions from higher models of the VAG group not present on the Polo . It also had two redesigns: a lighter one in which new bumpers, front and changes in the range were included ( 1996 ); and a deeper redesign in 1999, which changed many components of the exterior and interior, coming to be considered by many as a third edition given the large number of changes. This series advanced the future aesthetics of all the SEATs onwards. This reestilización did not share stamps or interiors with any model of Volkswagen .
The Ibiza II made known to the brand in foreign markets as a producer of one of the young and fast cars (first GTi versions and above all the 110 hp TDI) with high quality construction. In foreign markets the buyer saw in the Ibiza II a Volkswagen Polo with more equipment and engine for the same price, while in the Spanish domestic market the car completely eclipsed the sales of his cousin.
Thus the Ibiza II innovated, anticipating the market trend of the later generation with mechanical equipment and sophistication reserved at the time to cars of the C segment , such as engines up to 2.0 liters, 16 valves in gasoline, 110 hp diesel and possibility or even compatibility of options impossible in other brands (for example, the Polo could not simultaneously mount diesel engine with air conditioning and power steering). From this generation the Ibiza had 3 derivatives: the SEAT Córdoba ; which was in sedan version, the Córdoba Vario; that it was the station wagon version and the SEAT Inca ; that was the van version.The Ibiza 6K was sold in South Africa as VW Polo Playa (with VW logo in the radiator grille).
The Ibiza 6K (1993-1999) is based on the Polo 6N and thus for the first time on the VW Group platform. However, at the Ibiza the front axle and engine mount was adopted by the Golf III instead of the Polo 6N and thus used for the most part other engines, such as the Ibiza Cupra 2.0 16V (110 kW (150 hp)) ABF from the Golf III GTI 16V , or the diesel engines with the SDI engine with 47 kW (64 hp), the TDI engines with 66 kW (90 hp) and later 81 kW (110 hp). The latter was also used in the special model of the Golf III "GTI TDI". This engine helped the Ibiza in the growing diesel segment to good sales figures.
The advantage of the modified engine mount and other engine design ( VW-EA827 engine block) was that the Seat Ibiza compared to the Polo 6N had much less gear damage. The gearboxes VW 020 and VW 02A were used, which were significantly more stable than the gearboxes of the type 085 in the Polo 6N.
In August 1999, the Ibiza II was subjected to a facelift .changes:
- new front and rear design
- changed interior
- new engines
In February 2002, the production of Ibiza II was completed and the Ibiza III (Type 6L) introduced as a successor.
In Ibiza II began to be mounted with the motor gasoline 1.0i (45 hp), 1.3i (54 hp), 1.6i (75 hp), 1.8i (90 hp) and 2.0i (115 hp) Diesel : 1.9 D (64 and 68 CV) and 1.9 TD (75 HP). The following year 1994 would incorporate the 1.8i 16V (130 hp) and the 1.4 i (60 hp) instead of the 1.3 i (54 hp).
In 1996 the model suffers a small redesign and the new engines that will be mounted will be the 2.0i 16V (150 hp) instead of the 1.8i 16V (130 hp), the 1.6i (101 hp) instead of the 1.8 i (90 hp ), the 1.4 i (60 hp), 1.0 i (50 hp) instead of 1.0 i (45 hp), 1.4i 16v (101) and, in diesel, the 1.9 SDI (64 hp) and the 1.9 tdi ( 90 and 110 HP) instead of 1.9 TD (75 HP). At the time of its appearance, there was no model in its category with direct injection engine and turbocharger .
The most performance model of the range, baptized as Cupra, did not arrive until 1997, with a 2.0-liter 16-valve engine that produced an important figure of 150 HP. "They lowered" the power in this model because in 1998 Volkswagen would take the Golf III VR6 and for marketing reasons this Cupra 2.0 16v ABF released 150 HP and not 160 HP as they had thought.
Later SEAT would manufacture the Cupra 2, which would be the same but with small changes such as red seat belts or mixed leather seats with Cupra embroidery. However, for the renewed model of 1999, the Cupra version had a new turbocharged mechanics of 1.8 liters and 20 valves, which reached 156 HP. Of this last model existed an improved version, denominated Cupra R, that mounted the same engine boosted until 180 CV, and of which only 200 units were made, 25 of them for Spain.
- Cupra (Cup Racing 2.0 16 valves): Sports model of 1996. It equipped the 2.0 engine with 16 valves of 150 HP and features 16-inch multi-link tires.
- Cupra2 (World Rally Champion): In the middle of 1998 the special version Cupra 2 appears, changing the upholstery of the seats, the decorative lateral stickers (now in the lower part), and with the brake calipers painted in red. Also the seams of the steering wheel go from being black to being red.
- Passion : (1996/1999) This model appeared a few months before the redesign. In the TV ad it was publicized by the dancer Joaquín Cortés and it would continue within the redesign until 1999, where it was publicized in the TV ad by the bullfighter Julián López, " El Juli ". The model had the Passion logo on the right side of the tailgate.
- Slalom : (1996/1998) available in 5/3 doors with a sticker that puts Slalom on the tailgate and on the rear side part or on the rear door according to the version. It has a small logo of an "S" with some leaves around in the upright of the doors and in the front seats. In 1998, other hubcaps were added and the Slalom sticker would be different.
- Sport Edition : Limited edition of the year 1998/1999 with Sport Edition logos on the lower part of the rear door with SEAT Sport accessories, front bumper of the Aerodynamic Kit.
- Open Air : (1998) Mounted the engine 1.4i 65 HP in SE 3p finish and had the sunroof canvas. This continuous version with the redesign.
- Kenwood : (1994) (France)
- Impact : 1994 (United Kingdom) in exclusive CL and CLS finishes
- Cala : (1995)
- Marie Claire : (1996) (Belgium)
- Latino : (1998) (Belgium)
- Evo 1 (GT TDI 110 HP): Special Series (1998) (Belgium). Available in yellow, white, blue and black with logos corresponding to the model plus the text "Ibiza" occupying the entire side. Inside, the red safety belts stand out. In October comes the "Evo 1.6" (Six-Speed), limited edition of 30 copies. The differences with the previous version is that it is only available in yellow only with the logo identifying the model, incorporates a 6-speed gearbox of Audi origin, the bumpers become the Kit, has a high roof spoiler and intake air in bonnet plus sunroof.
- GTI Cupra Sport The Ibiza Cupra versions in the United Kingdom were commercially demonized GTI Cupra Sport, which integrated some small logos with the inscription SEAT Cupra Sport on the front wings.
- Cupra Sport F2 : It was presented during the Hall of Birmingham in 1997. It is the street version of the Ibiza Kit Car . It maintains all elements, such as the bulky wheel arches, the bumpers with large air intakes, the exterior mirrors of competition and the air intake in the front hood. The main novelty with respect to the racing car is the unprecedented alloy wheels, presumably 17 inches, and the copper color of its body. It seems that the model could not be homologated and was never sold as a commercial vehicle although a lucky few acquired it to compete.
- Wild Wind : (1999) (Germany) Limited edition only available in blue with a canvas roof as in the Open Air version and with Wild wind identification badges with a wave pattern on the rear flaps and tailgate. It had the 1.4 engine of 60 HP.
- Cupra : Sports, finally replacing the GTI, Cupra goes from being a version to a finish with a more aggressive appearance, including details with the darkened headlights and different bumpers more sporty with the round antifog and double exhaust, and some wheels with 5 spokes in 16 ", the interior stands out with its leather / fabric seats, it mounted the 1.8 20VT engine of the VAG group in a 156 HP version.
- Cupra R : Sports top end, 2001 was developed by SEAT Sport and unlike Cupra carries moldings bumpers color body with wheels OZ Superturismo 16 ", and equips the motor 1.8 20VT version 180 hp. Inside the difference are details such as red belts or leather seats with SEAT Sport logos embroidered on the backrest, a series limited to 200 units, of which 25 for Spain and 75 for the UK, exclusively in the latter market. moldings bumpers were black, rather than body color as in other countries.
Prototypes: In 1993 the electric prototype of the Ibiza appeared , which incorporated an electric motor of 23 KW, and that reached a maximum speed of 95 km / h.
- Souleiado (1995): this is a multicolored Ibiza in the style of the Volkswagen Harlekin.
- Cabriolet : The project that started the previous generation of making an Ibiza convertible continued. Several prototypes were made that were not presented to the public. In the end, the project would develop on the SEAT Córdoba, as the variant sedan would be easier to attach the hood. In the end it was possible to make a prototype model ready for production but it was discarded and did not come to light. Currently these prototypes rest on the A-122 ship of SEAT.
The SEAT Ibiza III conducted crash tests of EuroNCAP in 2002 and achieved an overall rating of 4 stars
Seat Ibiza (1993-1999)
Engines: Gasoline engines : 1.0-2.0 liters (33-110 kW) Diesel engines : 1.9 liters (47-81 kW)
Length: 3813 mm
Width: 1640 mm
Height: 1408 mm
Wheelbase : 2440 mm
Curb weight : 895-1100 kg
Seat Ibiza (1999-2002)
Engines: Gasoline engines : 1.0-1.8 liters (37-132 kW) Diesel engines : 1.9 liters (50-81 kW)
Length: 3876 mm
Width: 1640 mm
Height: 1422 mm
Wheelbase : 2443 mm
Curb weight : 1020-1229 kg