The new Seat Ibiza 1.4 Toca is a super-mini that comes packed with pizazz. The 1.4-litre engine offers good fuel economy and all the power you need for driving in and around town as well as out on the open road. The Toca is also comfortable, well-appointed and calm on the inside which helps to take some of the pain out of motorway journeys. But, the proof need to be seen to be believed, so anyone thinking of buying a new super-mini should see for themselves what the sporty Toca has to offer by booking a test drive as soon as possible.
Seat has seen this model to do well very recently. The 1.4-litre Toca is good-looking, a genuine all-rounder with sporty lines and is well put together. It is also great value for money. In a crowded and sometimes confusing market which attracts a lot of customers, there’s no doubt that would-be buyers will find that the new Seat Ibiza Toca ticks all the right boxes. A special model, the innovative Toca combines the style, comfort and sportiness of the other SE models in this range, with some additional features, including satellite navigation and Bluetooth and 16”alloy wheels.
The 1.4 Toca 3dr Coupe has a 85 BHP Petrol engine and a combined fuel economy of 47.9 miles per gallon. It comes with a full Seat 3 years / 60000 mile warranty and is available to order in a wide range of colours.
The Toca has all the performance you’d expect to find in a Seat Ibiza. The 1.4-litre engine is a four-cylinder, 16-valve unit with a multi-point fuel injection system. The Toca, with manual 5-speed gearbox, does 0-60mph in 11.8s and has a top speed of 110mph, so there’s no concern about keeping up with traffic or having the kind of power and acceleration that gives the driver that added sense of security in tight situations.
Previous Ibizas were roundly praised for their on-the-road nimbleness and this new generation car builds on these credentials. This model has a wider track, front and rear, than its predecessors which gives the car that little bit more stability on the road as well as noticeably sharper handling.
This is a fun car to drive and it’s hard to imagine anyone being less than impressed with the way the talented Toca takes on the twists and turns, especially as Seat made the wise choice of keeping the superb electro-hydraulic power steering.
Anyone with previous experience of this steering will applaud the wisdom of doing so as it really does add to the way the car feels through the driver’s hands. Suddenly, manoeuvring into that tight parking space presents no difficulty and, despite the lightness of touch, there is no loss of connection between you, the car, and the road.
Design tweaks for the 2014 model gives the Toca a sharp and snappy look. The trapezoidal grille is flatter than previous models which helps emphasise the car’s width. Front and rear bumpers have also been redesigned which again, adds to the sporty looks which is complemented by body colour door handles, door mirrors and bumpers.
Inside, the car is fitted out with Aloe cloth upholstery, neat trim finishes and generous amounts of space front and rear for driver and passengers alike. Controls are clear and uncomplicated and there is even a large glove compartment with a storage capacity of 10.7 litres, which will hold considerably more than your service books and owner’s manual. Not a feature you’d necessarily expect in a car in this class but definitely another feather in its jaunty cap.
Driving position is excellent and all in all, when you sit behind the wheel of the Toca you feel in complete control. You also want to hit the road, and just get out there and drive.
Arrange to test drive the new Toca and find out for yourself how this bright and lively little car handles.
As with other Seat Ibizas, the Toca is packed with plenty of features and it’s hard to think of another super-mini in this class with as generous a package. Air-conditioning, trip computer, cruise control, electric heated mirrors, electric windows, 16” alloy wheels and front fog lights are all standard.
With the trip computer you can see the time elapsed since you started the engine, monitor your fuel consumption, range and plenty more. The computer provides the information you need to control your drive. Pre-installation, as well as an accessory integrated support for a TomTom navigation system means you can you enjoy stress-free navigation throughout your journey.
Other features are adjustable steering wheel so height and reach can be altered to meet your preferences; remote central locking and a six-speaker CD stereo with MP3 compatibility. USB connectivity means you can plug in your iPod or whichever type of music player or data storage facility you choose.
There’s some great safety equipment which includes, twin front and side air bags as well as ABS brakes. The Ibiza has a number of other features more typically found in more expensive models. Take the ‘hill hold’ feature which will stop roll-back on hill starts, something a lot of drivers will find useful, even if they’re not always willing to admit it. Or there’s the front fog lights, with side illumination which sheds light on the verge of the road during cornering. It’s a small detail and one you may not often need but when you do, it can make a real difference. Short of including an entire lists of everything that comes with the Toca, suffice to say that this latest model in the Seat Ibiza range is more than a match for anything in its class.