The chief engineer of the Spanish brand Axel Mattersburg denied the possibility of hot-hatch Ibiza under the high-performance Cupra sub-brand. Specialist hinted that after the premiere of the Leon Cupra next “charged” model may be an urban crossover Arona, but the final decision is still pending.
Top managers of the SEAT denied the development of a “hot” version of the Ibiza since the premiere of the hatchback fifth generation, citing refusal by the fact that investments in improvement of compact hot hatchback itself not worth.
However, in 2018 pre-production prototypes Ibiza Cupra photographed just a month after the premiere of the new “piatigorski” and then conceptually, but lacking the futuristic features version of the Ibiza Cupra was shown at the Geneva motor show.
Now chief engineer Cupra Axel Andorf gave to understand that the project is “charged” Ibiza has been shelved, and “he wastes no time on this car”. Alternatively, the Spanish compact hot hatch specialist jokingly suggested Ford Fiesta ST.
Probably, the Volkswagen group will focus on the issue of hot compact crossover Cupra Arona: the model will compete with new Hyundai Kona and Puma N Ford ST, but is a niche a step below Volkswagen T-Roc R.
Another area of development for the Cupra – work on the electrified crossover. While the serial embodiment no rechargeable hybrid Formentor, no electrical cross-coupe Tavascan.