UPDATE: Gallery now has pictures from the show.

So, the SEAT Ibiza Cupra you see in these pictures will look very close to the car that will be running on the road later. SEAT summarised the car as ‘a sports car for everyday use, combining agile driving fun with a high degree of functionality.

The concept car displays a new face with its broad grille and air intakes. Bi-xenon headlamps configuration gain a sophisticated design. It incorporates the LED daytime running lights, which traces the line of the headlamps, to give the car its own signature look.

Ibiza Cupra’s firepower comes from a 1.4 litre TSI, the same you’ll find in the Polo GTI, Audi A1 and Skoda Fabia VRS. The direct-injection, twin charged engine produces 180 PS and 250 Nm. The engine is mated to a seven-speed DSG with paddle shifters. Ibiza Cupra also gets the XDS electronic differential lock and high-performance brakes.

New to the car is the SEAT Portable System. It is essentially a five-inch screen that you can remove from the car for mobile use. Some of its functions include sat-nav, hands-free phone system with voice control and an on-board computer. This system will be available, as an option, for the entire Ibiza family.

The SEAT Ibiza Cupra will be arriving into showrooms sometime later in the year. It’s just too bad that SEAT does not have a showroom in Malaysia.