Seat Ibiza Bocanegra confirmed

* Translates as 'black mouth' * Based on Cupra model * On sale in autumn...

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8 May 2009 11:12 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 0:3

Seat has unveiled a production version of the Ibiza Bocanegra, which was originally revealed as a concept car at the Geneva motor show in 2008.

Although mainstream versions of the Ibiza haven't had such a bold look, the new Bocanegra retains much of the concept car's styling flair.

The most striking elements are the black front bumper and headlight inserts, which account for the Bocanegra name, which means 'black mouth' in Spanish.

The Bocanegra is based on the forthcoming Cupra performance model and is identical under the skin, using the same 178bhp 1.4-litre petrol engine.

A range of cosmetic upgrades give it a more aggressive look, however. These include bespoke seat fabric and interior trim, distinctive steering wheel, boot badges and special 17-inch alloy wheels.

Prices for the Bocanegra have yet to be announced, but there's likely to be a 750 premium over the Cupra model. It's expected to reach showrooms in October, a month after the Cupra arrives.

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