SEAT IBIZA RECOGNITION AT CAR OF THE YEAR 2018 AWARDS FOLLOWS WAVE OF CATEGORY WINS
/ SEAT Ibiza earns hotly-contested second place at Car of the Year 2018
/ Supermini adds runners-up medal to its growing trophy cabinet of award wins this year at UK COTY and What Car? Awards
/ Combination of distinctive styling, outstanding driving dynamics and practicality earn another accolade
/ Jury of 60 members from across Europe named SEAT Ibiza as one of the two top cars released last year
The SEAT Ibiza has continued to gain plaudits in 2018 after being named one of the top two cars in the prestigious Car of the Year 2018 awards.
Announced in Geneva, a panel of 60 members representing 23 European countries awarded the Ibiza a coveted silver medal, with the supermini’s combination of distinctive styling and outstanding driving dynamics earning yet another industry accolade.
The prestigious European Car of the Year award, now in its 55th year, celebrates the most outstanding new cars to hit the market over the last year, with the results revealed at the Geneva Motor Show.
Having already added awards to its ever-growing trophy cabinet, including Best Supermini at the UK Car of the Year 2018 Awards and Best Small Car at the What Car? Car of the Year Awards this year, a rare but hard-fought silver medal at the European Car of the Year 2018 awards has further cemented the Ibiza’s place at the top of its category.
With just one prestigious award up for grabs – no categories, sub-divisions or class winners – it remains one of the most fiercely contested awards in the industry, making the Ibiza’s achievement all the more impressive.
Richard Harrison, Managing Director of SEAT UK, commented: “From early on in its development we’ve known the Ibiza had all the ingredients to be a winning car; distinctive Spanish design, excellent driving dynamics and practicality that defies its segment.
“The Ibiza has exceeded even our lofty expectations, winning the hearts and minds of motorists across Europe. As this latest accolade proves, the Ibiza isn’t just a segment-leader, but is an outstanding option compared to any car on sale.”