SPECTATORS OF THE ‘AUTO MAGAZINE’ PROGRAMME CHOSE
The SEAT Ibiza has been voted “Most Wanted Vehicle of 2009” in Macedonia by spectators of the “Auto Magazine” television programme. This is the ninth award given to the Spanish brand’s car since its launch midway through last year, a significant fact that proves the new Ibiza’s enormous popularity among the public and the media.
The SEAT Ibiza received the award at an event held at the Skopje capital’s ABC Sports and New Business Centre thanks to the wide margin of winning votes cast at the seventh edition of these awards; another excellent piece of news surrounding SEAT’s best-selling model in the year it is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
This new distinction joins the eight already won by the Ibiza on the following list since its launch: “Golden Steering Wheel” in Germany in the small car category; “Young Car 2009” by the readership of the Spanish magazine Car and Driver (in its SC version); “Compact Car of the Year” in Holland by the Dutch motoring club ANWB; “ECOBEST 2008” to the new Ibiza ECOMOTIVE as the most ecological car of the year; “Car of the Year 2009 by the readers” in Spain by the Grupo Editorial Prensa Ibérica, the La Vanguardia newspaper and the Autofácil magazine; “Auto 1” in Poland by the Auto Bild magazine; “Small Car of the Year” in Portugal by the members of the “Car of the Year – Crystal Steering Wheel Trophy” jury and the prestigious “Red Dot Award” in Germany in the Product Design 2009 category.
The SEAT Ibiza range is currently available in two body styles – the five-door and SC, with a total of six engine choices – three Diesel and three petrol. Before the summer, the range will feature common rail technology on the 90 hp 1.6 TDI engine, and will also be joined by the FR, CUPRA and Bocanegra versions, including the twin-charged 1.4 TSI engine featuring a seven-speed DSG gearbox and steering wheel shift paddles, and the ecological ECOMOTIVE version rounds off the attractive offer of the Spanish model.