GOOD­WOOD

Rutherglen Reformer - - Motors - Su­per­mini at fes­ti­val

The New Ibiza is set to be a star of this year’s Good­wood Fes­ti­val of Speed, hav­ing been lined up as the cen­tre­piece of SEAT’s stand at the four-day fes­ti­val (25 to 28 June), fresh from its re­cent world pre­miere at the Barcelona mo­tor show.

The Good­wood crowds will have the first op­por­tu­nity to get up close with the mar­que’s iconic su­per­mini – which has amassed more than five mil­lion sales over the last 30 years.

Set for its launch in Septem­ber, the new model has been com­pre­hen­sively up­dated to make it more de­sir­able, boast­ing en­hanced per­for­mance and ef­fi­ciency, im­proved dy­nam­ics and in­no­va­tive tech­nol­ogy. One of its most head­line-grab­bing fea­tures be­ing its seam­less con­nec­tiv­ity when on the move, in part thanks to the Span­ish brand’s re­cent tie-up with elec­tronic giants SAM­SUNG.

Shar­ing the lime­light with the New Ibiza will be sev­eral of the latest ad­di­tions to SEAT’s UK line-up, in­clud­ing the scorch­ing Leon ST CUPRA 280, the car that’s adding un­prece­dented pulserac­ing per­for­mance to the com­pact es­tate car mar­ket, and the Leon X-Pe­ri­ence, which brings gen­uine all­road ca­pa­bil­ity to the range for the first time.

SEAT will also be adding to the Fes­ti­val’s speed and spec­ta­cle with the 330PS Leon Cup Racer, in en­durance spec­i­fi­ca­tion, at­tack­ing the fa­mous Good­wood Hill course. Fresh from the latest round in this year’s ex­tended, seven-race SEAT Leon Eurocup se­ries, the track-bred Leon will give a demon­stra­tionof its han­dling and per­for­mance. At the wheel will be Martin By­ford, a past win­ner in the SEAT CUPRA Cup. A fire-breath­ing Leon ST CUPRA 280 fit­ted with a Black Sub8 Per­for­mance Pack will also be zip­ping up the hill in the ‘First Glance’ cat­e­gory.

Un­der its strapline, ‘Tech­nol­ogy to En­joy’ visi­tors young and old will be able to pit their wits against each other on two Leon Cup Racer sim­u­la­tors on the SEAT stand. The fastest time on each day se­cur­ing the win­ners ex­clu­sive SEAT good­ies. Top­ping off its dis­play of motorsport pas­sion will be vir­tual re­al­ity head­sets show­cas­ing the brand’s suc­cess at the Nür­bur­gring Nord­schleife track, or as it is more com­monly known, “The Green Hell”. There will also be a thricedaily chance for stand visi­tors to soak up the event in ex­clu­sive sur­round­ings, through a VIP up­grade com­pe­ti­tion. SEAT’s strong Mov­ing Mo­tor Show line-up will in­clude the fash­ion­able Mii by MANGO and five Leons, such as the CUPRA 280 in 5-door and ST guise, plus the four-wheel-drive X-Pe­ri­ence.

X-PE­RI­ENCE the Leon at the Fes­ti­val of Speed, Good­wood

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