‘The Bocanegra previews the hottest version of the new Ibiza, which will most likely wear the Cupra badge.
It’s powered by a 1.4-litre TSI turbo engine, tuned to offer around 200bhp. The concept gets a seven-speed DSG ’box, which should also make it into the production model, making the Ibiza Cupra the only car in its class to offer DSG.
The Bocanegra’s proportions, muscular shoulders, sweeping headlights, sharply flared side panels and panoramic sunroof will all feature on the finished car.
Take away the most overtly aggressive styling touches, particularly the large alloys, and you’re left with the standard Ibiza.
The concept’s black, heavily meshed front grille and bumpers are the most likely candidates to be toned down on the production car.
The word ‘Bocanegra’ literally translated means ‘black mouth’ and harks back to the Seat 1200 Sport of 1975, which picked up the nickname in Spain. Seat says the Bocanegra represents a new design language for all future models.’
The Face says: This looks sharp. Thoroughly walks over the parent company’s Scirocco. The interior in particular with the high-gloss ebony detailing and deep quilted leather is a surprise from Seat. Looks almost mini-Bentley in its inspiration. Externally, some of Luc Donckerwolke’s Lamborghini experience has come across here, with the aggressive surface breaks and taut forms. I’d like one in flat white please.