SEAT has announced plans to introduce the Ibiza FR TDI in the UK. It features a turbocharged diesel engine that produces 143 PS.

SEAT has announced plans to introduce the Ibiza FR TDI in the UK.

Available in three-door (SC) and five-door bodystyles, the Ibiza FR TDI features a turbocharged 2.0-liter commonrail turbodiesel engine with particulate filter that produces 143 PS and 320 Nm of torque. It allows the Ibiza SC to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 8.2 seconds, before topping out at 130 mph (the five-door takes 8.3 seconds to hit 62 mph and has a top speed of 129 mph). More importantly, the FR TDI is capable of returning 62.7 mpg in the combined cycle, while CO2 emissions come in at 119 g/km.

According to SEAT UK's Ibiza Product Manager, Andy McGregor, "The exceptional success of the Leon FR TDI - it's the best-selling model in the entire Leon range - proves beyond doubt that we understand the needs of today's hot hatch fans. The outstanding economy, and performance, offered by these new Ibiza FR TDI models means these cars, too, should power to the top of their class."

Priced from £16,465 (RRP), the new Ibiza FR TDI will go on sale in March.

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