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2018 Car Of The Year Finalists Announced, Which One Will Win? 27
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Alfa Romeo Stelvio, alfa-romeo, audi, Audi A8, BMW, BMW 5-Series, Car Of The Year, Citroen, Citroen C3 Aircross, Geneva Motor Show, Kia, Kia Stinger, Seat, Seat-Ibiza, VOLVO, Volvo XC40 on 11 27th, 2017

Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Citroen, Kia, Seat, and Volvo battle each other for the 2018th edition of the European Car of the Year (=COTY).

Selected from a long list of 37 new vehicles, all of which were launched this year, or will become available by the end of 2017, in five or more European markets, the finalists have proved themselves in various tests.

However, they will be further evaluated by the 60 members of the jury, from 23 countries, over the coming months, as they are responsible for picking one winner, which will be announced on the eve of the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, on March 5.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Presented last year, at the 2016 LA Auto Show, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio represents the brand’s first SUV. It comes with a familiar design, and in its range-topping form it shares the 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with the Giulia QV, which is rated at 505hp and 600Nm (443lb-ft) of torque.

Audi A8

Audi’s flagship saloon, the A8, has been taken into its fourth generation, and despite having an evolutionary styling, inspired by the Prologue Concept, the BMW 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class rival is all-new, both on the outside, in the cabin, and beneath the skin. It’s also the first car on the road to get Level 3 autonomous driving.

BMW 5-Series

Underpinned by the CLAR platform, and with looks that could allow it to fly under the radar, the new generation BMW 5-Series proved itself worthy in various reviews, and it now wants to go home with the 2018 ECOTY award. It’s lighter yet comes with a larger footprint than its predecessor, while adding new engines, and even an autonomous driving tech that allows drivers to relax behind the wheel, into the mix.

Citroen C3 Aircross

The French company’s answer to the Nissan Juke, Renault Captur, Opel/Vauxhall Mokka, Ford EcoSport, and others debuted this summer wearing the Citroen C3 Aircross moniker. It has a funky crossover-ish design, unlike its MPV predecessor, and can be had with various personalization options, a feature that should help it attract a young audience.

Kia Stinger

With sexy styling and a rear-wheel drive platform, the Kia Stinger wants a piece of the BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe, and Audi A5 Sportback. In addition, the Korean GT undercuts the four-door A5 by more than $10,000, and it’s $11,200 more affordable than the 4-Series GC, in the USA.

Seat Ibiza

The fifth-generation Seat Ibiza has a Leon-inspired styling and the MQB A0 architecture, a combo that should allow it to become a strong challenger against the likes of the Renault Clio, Opel/Vauxhall Corsa, Ford Fiesta, and Peugeot 208. It was presented for the first time at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, and in its range-topping form, it has plenty of features, including a range of driver assistance systems.

Volvo XC40

Volvo’s smallest SUV yet, which slots under the XC60 and XC90, is called the XC40. It sports a familiar design, inspired by its two larger siblings, and it’s underpinned by the company’s new modular vehicle architecture, CMA, which was co-developed with Geely. Production began this month in Belgium, and the first units will arrive to customers next year.


New Leon Cupra R Is Seat’s Most Powerful Road Car Ever 4
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Amazon, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, new cars, Reports, Seat, Seat Arona, Seat Ateca, Seat Leon, Seat Leon Cupra, Seat-Ibiza on 09 4th, 2017

After months of speculation, Seat has officially unveiled the new Leon Cupra R, ahead of its public premiere set for the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
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Big Sedans Are Still Some Of The Safest New Cars On The Road 6
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Alfa Romeo Stelvio, EuroNCAP, Hyundai i30, IIHS, Lincoln Continental, Mercedes E-Class, Opel Insignia, Seat-Ibiza, Toyota Avalon, video, VW Arteon on 07 6th, 2017

Buying a new car? Even if it's not your top priority, you'll want to at least take safety ratings into account. Fortunately there are organizations dedicated to crash-testing every new car on the market and telling you how safe they are as a result.
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Seat Reportedly Nixes A New Ibiza Cupra Hot Hatch 21
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Reports, Seat, Seat-Ibiza on 05 21st, 2017

Seat recently introduced a new Ibiza, and it's just now beginning to reach dealers. But if you're been waiting for the Cupra performance version to follow, we're afraid we have bad news.
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Can The New Seat Ibiza Hit The Top The Supermini Class? 7
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in reviews, Seat, Seat Videos, Seat-Ibiza, video on 05 7th, 2017

Seat's new fifth-generation Ibiza supermini has a lot of things going for it. For starters, it's the very first car to get the VW Group's all-new lightweight MQB A0 small car platform that introduces new tech. It also has a roomier interior and more kit than before.

But it has a very difficult task ahead of it, as it competes in Europe's heavily packed sub-compact category.
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Seat Puts A Price Tag On New Ibiza In The UK 6
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, prices, Seat, Seat-Ibiza, UK on 05 6th, 2017

Launched exclusively with five doors and offered in five trim levels, the new generation Seat Ibiza can now be ordered in the United Kingdom, with deliveries starting from July 21.
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First Impressions Behind The Wheel Of Seat’s New Ibiza 16
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, reviews, Seat, Seat Videos, Seat-Ibiza, video on 04 16th, 2017

Unveiled earlier this year before making it's world premiere at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March, the new Seat Ibiza just had its press launch in Barcelona, Spain.
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Order Books For New Seat Ibiza Are Now Open, 1.5 TSI To Arrive Later 7
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, Reports, Seat, Seat-Ibiza on 04 7th, 2017

Seat have started taking orders for the new generation Ibiza, which debuted earlier this year.
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Seat Plotting Four Electric Vehicles, Including Large SUV 29
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Electric Vehicles, Reports, Seat, Seat Leon, Seat Mii, Seat-Ibiza on 03 29th, 2017

With their confidence boosted by record profits made last year, Seat are shifting into second gear for the development of their first EV.
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Seat Planning Invasion To North Africa And Latin America 28
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Reports, Seat, Seat-Ibiza, SUV on 03 28th, 2017

Seat will lead VW’s expansion plans in North Africa and maybe even Mexico, as it seeks to enter new markets in the next decade.
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All-New Seat Ibiza Is Like A Scaled-Down Leon 8
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Geneva Motor Show, new cars, Seat, Seat-Ibiza on 03 8th, 2017

The new Seat Ibiza made its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show, further strengthening the Spanish brand’s lineup in Europe.
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Seat’s Hotter Leon Cupra R Is Just Months Away 15
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Reports, Seat, Seat Ateca, Seat Leon Cupra, Seat-Ibiza on 02 15th, 2017

Rumors about Seat working on a more extreme version of the Leon Cupra have reportedly been confirmed, with the Spanish brand to reveal a Cupra R within the next 8 months.
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The New Seat Ibiza Is Just The Beginning 8
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Renderings, Seat, Seat-Ibiza on 02 8th, 2017

More than the culmination of its development, the debut of a new model can often prove just the beginning. Take the Seat Ibiza, for example, which has bread more variants than we'd care to count – and which has now been replaced with an all-new model.
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All-New Seat Ibiza In Cupra Hot Hatch Guise Looks About Right 2
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, Renderings, Seat, Seat-Ibiza on 02 2nd, 2017

Only a day after its presentation, the new generation Seat Ibiza has been envisioned as a range-topping Cupra model to go after Ford Fiesta ST and Renault Clio RS.
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All-New Seat Ibiza Turns Up The Heat In The Supermini Segment 31
Posted by Carscoop Carscoop in featured, Galleries, Geneva Motor Show, new cars, Seat, Seat-Ibiza on 01 31st, 2017

The brand new Seat Ibiza is finally official, entering its fifth generation with a new platform and more on-board technology than ever.
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