Once again SEAT has demonstrated the extremely high levels of safety offered by all its models in the demanding Euro NCAP safety tests. On this occasion, the New SEAT Ibiza - built in Barcelona on the new MQB A0 platform - again gets five stars; the highest score possible. As such we can proudly declare that the three pillars of the Spanish brand, Ateca, Leon and Ibiza, have achieved the best results possible in Euro NCAP’s safety tests.
This recognition comes shortly after the New SEAT Arona made its first appearance during a presentation event in Barcelona. This is yet another addition to the SEAT range in its biggest product offensive ever, which includes the upgraded Leon, Ibiza, Ateca and the upcoming large size SUV that will be released in 2018.
It’s worth remembering that for a number of months now, all vehicles coming onto the market have been subjected to a greater number of increasingly demanding tests. It is for this reason that achieving five stars in these prestigious and independent safety tests carries much more merit. It’s also worth noting that in order to test child safety protection in a reliable way, crash test dummies are used that simulate children between six and 10 years old. Side and front impact tests are also more severe.
In each of the sections that make up the Euro NCAP safety tests, the new SEAT Ibiza has achieved excellent results, standing out particularly in the areas of adult occupant protection, with a score of 95%. The results achieved in the areas of child and pedestrian protection, as well as safety assist systems, are impressive too. The efficiency of the Autonomous Emergency Braking System (Front Assist) stand out in particular in the safety assist area. By using Radar technology in conjunction with an evolution of ABS and ESC, the Ibiza not only senses and acts when it detects other vehicles, but also pedestrians. This ultimately allows the car to brake in the safest and quickest way.
Euro NCAP safety tests are much more demanding since 2016, not only in active safety but also in passive safety. In regards the latter, the new SEAT Ibiza now has pretensioner and load limiter seatbelts in both the front and rear seats. This brings many benefits in terms of response to the most demanding challenges in adult and child safety, as the pretensioners reduce the looseness of the belt around the torso and pelvis of the occupant at the moment of impact - guaranteeing the best form of restraint for both adults and children. The Isofix and Top Tether fixing points in the rear seats come as standard in the SEAT Ibiza, as well as speed limiter, third rear headrest, advanced seat belt warning system for all seats and six air bags. And combined with Adaptive Cruise Control and the double clutch DSG, the SEAT Ibiza also comes with Stop&Go, a system that brakes and accelerates when moving in traffic.
The New SEAT Ibiza goes beyond the current Euro NCAP standards offering: Hill hold control, Automatic lights-on, Multi-collision Brake, Tire pressure monitoring system and Day Time Running Lights as standard.