First UK Drive: Seat Ibiza – AOL UK

We test the latest Seat Ibiza and see if it’s good enough to take on accomplished rivals such as the new Ford Fiesta and Skoda Fabia.

What is it?

The new Ibiza is Seat’s fifth generation of the popular supermini. It is a totally new car – built from the ground up by the Spanish manufacturer based on the VAG’s new MQB A0 platform. The new Ibiza has much sharper and more aggressive styling than the outgoing model, although it clearly retains Seat’s DNA, as it is similar in looks to its big brother – the Leon.

What’s under the bonnet?

Currently, only a 1.0-litre petrol engine option is available, with three different power outputs, although diesel engines will be on sale eventually. The best option for town drivers is the entry-level 1.0-litre MPI engine with 74bhp. For those wanting something slightly sportier, the range topping 1.0-litre TSI with 113bhp is great – particularly in sporty FR trim. However, the pick of the Ibiza range is the 1.0-litre TSI with 94bhp. A mix of performance and economy makes this the best choice, and represents the best value for money too. While the engine line-up is currently quite limited, a 1.5-litre TSI EVO model is expected by the end of the year. A 1.6-litre TDI will also make its way into the Ibiza, although no dates have yet been confirmed.


What’s the spec like?

Seat currently offer four trim levels – S, SE, FR and Xcellence. Standard features on the entry-level S model include air-conditioning, automatic headlights, a 5.0-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth connectivity, starting from £13,030. The SE range starts at £14,000. It adds 15-inch alloy wheels, LED front and rear lights, front fog lights, a leather steering wheel and a front chrome grille. The sporty FR range starts at £16,015. Standard features include 17-inch alloy weeks, Full Link (MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto), DAB radio, front sport seats, sports suspension and a tiredness recognition system. Range-topping Xcellence models, starting from £16,715, include Full Link, 16-inch alloy wheels, Alcantara upholstery, keyless entry, front and rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera.

First UK drive: Seat Ibiza

First UK drive: Seat Ibiza

Any rivals?

The supermini class is a very competitive market, meaning there are many tough rivals the Ibiza has to face. The Skoda Fabia and Volkswagen Polo are probably its closest rivals. The Skoda Fabia is one of the best superminis currently on sale, although for many young buyers – who the Ibiza is targeted at – it is just a bit dull. The new Volkswagen Polo, expected to go on sale later in the year, will probably become the toughest rival for the Ibiza. Rivals elsewhere include the popular Ford Fiesta, Citroen C3 and Vauxhall Corsa.

What’s it like to drive?

In FR trim, the car we drove, the Ibiza was excellent. The FR’s sporty profile and tweaked dynamics really do make a noticeable difference to the drive of the Ibiza. Even in 94bhp form, the 1.0-litre TSI engine still provided easily enough punch for most scenarios – the only place it noticeably lacks grunt is when accelerating up hills. The Ibiza’s steering is direct and accurate, helped by the fantastic platform the Ibiza is based on. The Ibiza remains a very comfortable car, even in sporty FR trim, although putting it in Eco mode is the best option to make the ride even softer.

AOL Cars verdict

The new Ibiza is a brilliant supermini competing in a market where only the best is acceptable. It is fantastic to drive, attractive to look at and is surprisingly versatile for a car so compact. The only areas that let the Ibiza down are the price and the infotainment system, which can be difficult to use. Yet, these minor foibles shouldn’t detract from the Ibiza’s strengths. It is an excellent car, showcasing the brilliant MGB A0 platform and it deserves to do very well.

It takes two to tan(go)! Lucy Mecklenburgh puts on a leggy display in tiny denim shorts as she bumps into Pixie Lott … – Daily Mail

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It’s the celeb favourite haunt of the summer.

And Lucy Mecklenburgh and Pixie Lott were spotted jetting into the Spanish party island at the same time on Wednesday, touching down in style after bumping into one another on their flight over.

The brunette beauty, 25, flaunted her enviably tanned and toned legs in thigh-skimming denim shorts, as she arrived with the casually-clad pop princess, 26. 

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Girly getaway: Despite their differing careers it seems Lucy Mecklenburgh and Pixie Lott have formed a close friendship, as they were spotted landing in Ibiza together on Wednesday

Girly getaway: Despite their differing careers it seems Lucy Mecklenburgh and Pixie Lott have formed a close friendship, as they were spotted landing in Ibiza together on Wednesday

Girly getaway: Despite their differing careers it seems Lucy Mecklenburgh and Pixie Lott have formed a close friendship, as they were spotted landing in Ibiza together on Wednesday

Put comfort first in Pixie’s stylish joggers

What’s not to love about a super comfy pair of tracksuit bottoms? Gone are the days when you could only wear a pair of these to and from the gym or in the comfort of your own home. Oh no. Thanks to stars such as Kim Kardashian and Rihanna, joggers are now a thing of high fashion. It’s time to wear yours with pride!

Lots of celebrities have taken to wearing high waisted versions, with tank tops tucked in for a cinched waist effect. It looks a bit more pulled together than the low slung numbers we were all wearing at the start of the millennium.

If you’re actually planning to work out in yours, pick up a pair of yoga pants from Sweaty Betty. They’ve got the technical edge on the other more ‘fashion’ type joggers and they’re great value for money (anything we’ve ever owned from SB has lasted years). Simply after a bog standard black joggers to wear with anything and everything? We get it. Our bargain buy hail from New Look. At under £20 you can’t go wrong, and these will look great with a pair of box fresh sneaks and an over sized sweater.

Shop our edit of the best black joggers below…

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Pixie was heading to Ibiza to perform at Eva Longoria’s Global Gift Gala charity event, travelling with her fiance Oliver Cheshire and her sister Charli, while Lucy was preparing for a week of fun in the sunshine.

The girls, both known for their glamorous senses of style, looked casually cool as they arrived in the holiday hotspot.

Lucy first stole attention in a chic pink striped shirt, paired with thigh-skimming denim shorts – which left her long and slender legs on show.

The fitness fanatic accessorised with a stylish Gucci belt, which cinched in at her impossibly petite waist, and a pair of white sports trainers as she headed out of the terminal.   

Leggy lady:&nbsp;Lucy first stole attention in a chic pink striped shirt, paired with thigh-skimming denim shorts - which left her long and slender pins on show

Leggy lady:&nbsp;Lucy first stole attention in a chic pink striped shirt, paired with thigh-skimming denim shorts - which left her long and slender pins on show

Leggy lady: Lucy first stole attention in a chic pink striped shirt, paired with thigh-skimming denim shorts – which left her long and slender pins on show

Slinging two leather handbags over her shoulders, Lucy then tied her look together with mirrored Aviator shades, to draw attention to her clear and glowing skin as she dragged her luggage to her car.

The former reality star looked in good spirits as she touched down beside Pixie, who she no doubt got to know in their mutual stomping ground of Brentwood, Essex.

The Mama Do singer was typically trendy in form-fitting tracksuit bottoms and a raunchy grey leotard, which zipped up the front. 

Loved up: Pixie was heading to Ibiza to perform at Eva Longoria's Global Gift Gala charity event, travelling with her fiance Oliver Cheshire and her sister Charli

Loved up: Pixie was heading to Ibiza to perform at Eva Longoria's Global Gift Gala charity event, travelling with her fiance Oliver Cheshire and her sister Charli

Loved up: Pixie was heading to Ibiza to perform at Eva Longoria’s Global Gift Gala charity event, travelling with her fiance Oliver Cheshire and her sister Charli

Leaving her hair in loose waves, Pixie proved her effortless and natural beauty as she embarked on the getaway with her pal. 

Pixie became engaged to male model Oliver, 28, in November, after he popped the question at St Paul’s Cathedral in central London.

However the blonde recently admitted they had not even started planning their wedding yet, explaining on This Morning: ‘We haven’t had a chance! It’s been so busy, but hopefully we’ll have time to get round to it soon.’

I do!&nbsp;Pixie became engaged to male model Oliver, 28, in November, after he popped the question at St Paul's Cathedral in central London (above)

I do!&nbsp;Pixie became engaged to male model Oliver, 28, in November, after he popped the question at St Paul's Cathedral in central London (above)

I do! Pixie became engaged to male model Oliver, 28, in November, after he popped the question at St Paul’s Cathedral in central London (above)

New romance: Meanwhile Lucy recently confirmed her romance with Coronation Street actor Ryan Thomas, 33, by stepping out at Wimbledon (above) after weeks of swirling rumours

New romance: Meanwhile Lucy recently confirmed her romance with Coronation Street actor Ryan Thomas, 33, by stepping out at Wimbledon (above) after weeks of swirling rumours

New romance: Meanwhile Lucy recently confirmed her romance with Coronation Street actor Ryan Thomas, 33, by stepping out at Wimbledon (above) after weeks of swirling rumours

Meanwhile Lucy recently confirmed her romance with Coronation Street actor Ryan, 33 – after weeks of swirling rumours. 

The pair were caught posting holiday photos from the same stunning location on Instagram, but adamantly denied claims they were dating.

However, the duo were then pictured kissing at London City Airport, and proceeded to make their first public outing together at the Wimbledon men’s semi-finals last week. 

Suspicious:&nbsp;The pair were caught posting holiday photos from the same stunning location on Instagram (above) but were later spotted kissing at London City Airport

Suspicious:&nbsp;The pair were caught posting holiday photos from the same stunning location on Instagram (above) but were later spotted kissing at London City Airport

Suspicious: The pair were caught posting holiday photos from the same stunning location on Instagram (above) but were later spotted kissing at London City Airport

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It takes two to tan(go)! Lucy Mecklenburgh puts on a leggy display in tiny denim shorts as she arrives for a girly … – Daily Mail

Julia Pritchard for MailOnline

One is as a successful pop singer, while another has become a fitness guru after finding fame on TOWIE.

But despite their differing careers it seems Lucy Mecklenburgh and Pixie Lott have formed a close friendship, as they were spotted landing in Ibiza together on Wednesday.

The brunette beauty, 25, flaunted her enviably tanned and toned legs in thigh-skimming denim shorts, as she arrived on the famous party island with the casually-clad crooner, 26. 

Scroll down for video 

Girly getaway: Despite their differing careers it seems Lucy Mecklenburgh and Pixie Lott have formed a close friendship, as they were spotted landing in Ibiza together on Wednesday

Girly getaway: Despite their differing careers it seems Lucy Mecklenburgh and Pixie Lott have formed a close friendship, as they were spotted landing in Ibiza together on Wednesday

Girly getaway: Despite their differing careers it seems Lucy Mecklenburgh and Pixie Lott have formed a close friendship, as they were spotted landing in Ibiza together on Wednesday

The girls, both known for their glamorous senses of style, looked casually cool as they arrived in the holiday hot spot for a fun week away. 

Lucy first stole attention in a chic pink striped shirt, paired with thigh-skimming denim shorts – which left her long and slender legs on show.

The fitness fanatic accessorised with a stylish Gucci belt, which cinched in at her impossibly petite waist, and a pair of white sports trainers as she headed out of the terminal.   

Leggy lady: Lucy first stole attention in a chic pink striped shirt, paired with thigh-skimming denim shorts - which left her long and slender pins on show

Leggy lady: Lucy first stole attention in a chic pink striped shirt, paired with thigh-skimming denim shorts - which left her long and slender pins on show

Leggy lady: Lucy first stole attention in a chic pink striped shirt, paired with thigh-skimming denim shorts – which left her long and slender pins on show

Slinging two leather handbags over her shoulders, Lucy then tied her look together with mirrored Aviator shades, to draw attention to her clear and glowing skin as she dragged her luggage to her car.

The former reality star looked in good spirits as she touched down beside Pixie, who she no doubt got to know in their mutual stomping ground of Brentwood, Essex.

The Mama Do singer was typically trendy in form-fitting tracksuit bottoms and a raunchy grey leotard, which zipped up the front. 

Flying solo: It is not known why the girls are in Ibiza, but neither appeared to be with their respective partners - with Pixie leaving fiancé Oliver Cheshire (above) at home

Flying solo: It is not known why the girls are in Ibiza, but neither appeared to be with their respective partners - with Pixie leaving fiancé Oliver Cheshire (above) at home

Flying solo: It is not known why the girls are in Ibiza, but neither appeared to be with their respective partners – with Pixie leaving fiancé Oliver Cheshire (above) at home

Leaving her hair in loose waves, Pixie proved her effortless and natural beauty as she embarked on the getaway with her pal.

It is not known why the girls are in Ibiza, but neither appeared to be with their respective partners – Oliver Cheshire and Ryan Thomas. 

Pixie became engaged to male model Oliver, 28, in November, after he popped the question at St Paul’s Cathedral in central London.

I do! Pixie became engaged to male model Oliver, 28, in November, after he popped the question at St Paul's Cathedral in central London (above)

I do! Pixie became engaged to male model Oliver, 28, in November, after he popped the question at St Paul's Cathedral in central London (above)

I do! Pixie became engaged to male model Oliver, 28, in November, after he popped the question at St Paul’s Cathedral in central London (above)

New romance: Meanwhile Lucy recently confirmed her romance with Coronation Street actor Ryan Thomas, 33, by stepping out at Wimbledon (above) after weeks of swirling rumours

New romance: Meanwhile Lucy recently confirmed her romance with Coronation Street actor Ryan Thomas, 33, by stepping out at Wimbledon (above) after weeks of swirling rumours

New romance: Meanwhile Lucy recently confirmed her romance with Coronation Street actor Ryan Thomas, 33, by stepping out at Wimbledon (above) after weeks of swirling rumours

However the blonde recently admitted they had not even started planning their wedding yet, explaining on This Morning: ‘We haven’t had a chance! It’s been so busy, but hopefully we’ll have time to get round to it soon.’

Meanwhile Lucy recently confirmed her romance with Coronation Street actor Ryan, 33 – after weeks of swirling rumours. 

The pair were caught posting holiday photos from the same stunning location on Instagram, but adamantly denied claims they were dating.

However, the duo were then pictured kissing at London City Airport, and proceeded to make their first public outing together at the Wimbledon men’s semi-finals last week. 

Suspicious: The pair were caught posting holiday photos from the same stunning location on Instagram (above) but were later spotted kissing at London City Airport

Suspicious: The pair were caught posting holiday photos from the same stunning location on Instagram (above) but were later spotted kissing at London City Airport

Suspicious: The pair were caught posting holiday photos from the same stunning location on Instagram (above) but were later spotted kissing at London City Airport

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Cristiano Ronaldo confirms fourth child is on the way – Oneindia

Lisbon, July 19: Cristiano Ronaldo is becoming a father, again!

Footballing superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has confirmed that his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez is pregnant with his fourth child.

File Photo: Ronaldo

He told newspaper ‘El Mundo’ (h/t the Mirror’s Lucy Buckland) as much and when asked if he was happy with the news, replied: “Yes, very much.”

Ronaldo’s first child with model Rodriguez joins older siblings Cristiano Jr., 7, as well as the twins Ronaldo welcomed in June, whose names are reportedly Eva Maria and Mateo. The twins were born via a surrogate mother.

The Real Madrid star fuelled speculation in May that Rodriguez might be pregnant, when he uploaded a photo in which he was holding her stomach.

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File Photo: Cristiano Ronaldo with his partner (Image Courtesy: Ronaldo Instagram)

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Speaking to El Mundo he added his twins are “precious,” and he also revealed he “has a lot to learn when it comes to changing their nappies,” according to Buckland.

Rodriguez and Ronaldo went public with their relationship in January when they attended the Best FIFA Football Awards alongside Cristiano Jr.

Since his twins were born, reportedly via a surrogate, the soccer star has shared numerous sweet photos on Instagram — including one group pool shot where a bikini-clad Rodriguez, 23, is cradling one of the twins and sporting a noticeable baby bump.

Just two days earlier, Ronaldo shared a serene moment with his followers, posting an outdoor photo of himself holding one of the twins on his lap while lounging next to the mom-to-be. “Lovely moments,” he wrote.

The couple are currently on vacation in Ibiza with Ronaldo’s family during a pre-season break following the Portuguese sports star’s participation in the Confederations Cup.

During the trip, the group has been enjoying time aboard in a yacht off the Ibiza coast, with Ronaldo visiting the island’s restaurant Zela on Monday (July 17) night. The fusion eatery is co-owned by singer Enrique Iglesias, sports stars Pau Gasol and Rafael Nadal.

Ronaldo will join his Real Madrid teammates a bit late following his extended break which he earned after a tiring season.

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The Cîroc #OnArrival experience in Ibiza: Relive Toke Makinwa’s holiday experiences – Nigerian Entertainment Today

Story highlights
  • It was a three-day holiday of pure luxury for her.


Makinwa in Ibiza

With its lush beaches and magnificent hotels, it’s no wonder Ibiza is a preferred holiday spot for the top 1%. Cîroc ambassador, Cassper Nyovest and Thando Thabethe, for a three-day holiday of pure luxury in Ibiza.

A chauffeur-driven Mercedes G65 AMG SUV awaited her at Aeropuerto de Ibiza International Airport and whisked her off to Ibiza Gran Hotel, the only 5-star hotel on the island.

After a quick shower and change of clothes, Kyupiddo was to hear of a certain Nigerian called Toke Makinwa as she displayed mixologist precision in making her signature cocktail, the Cîroc Mule.

Later that night, the highly sought after STK Steakhouse played host to Toke, Thando and Cassper with an incredible display of gastronomic deliciousness and great entertainment.


Nyovest

Selfies

And the mixologist

The morning of day two dawned clear and crisp with a quick photo shoot at the Nassau Beach Club.

Toke turned heads with a mustard yellow ensemble from Tubo, Fendi SS17 sunglasses and a straw hat while enjoying lobster and sushi on the beach. She dropped the yellow outfit for a kente-inspired bikini with her Cîroc cocktail in hand.

Back at the hotel after cleaning up, Toke got ready to hit Lio which is a club, a restaurant and also a cabaret. Lio has hosted a variety of celebrities and sports stars including Lionel Messi.


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Bright as the sun

Seaside in the kente-inspired bikini

Speaking about the #OnArrival Experience in Ibiza, Joe Nazzal, Head of Reserve Diageo Brands Nigeria said, ‘Everyone knows that you can’t list top party destinations without Ibiza. You simply can’t have an arrival moment without Cîroc.’


Toke

If day two started out crisp, day three started with a bang. Wearing a one-piece swimsuit, Toke Makinwa boarded the luxury Cîroc yacht to the island of Formentera.

More partying and drinking lay ahead as they made a quick stop at KM5’s 20th anniversary before hitting up Pacha. Pacha is the most sensational club in Ibiza where David Guetta thrills celebrity party animals.


Toke and co went on the yacht on day three

Thando, Cassper and Toke living it up

Cassper enjoying the view with some ciroc

We could think of no better way to announce your arrival to the big time than a luxury trip to Ibiza while sipping some Cîroc.


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GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghail insists the debate about Sky Sports being awarded live TV match rights is over – The Irish Sun

AOGÁN Ó FEARGHAIL insists the debate about the GAA ­awarding live TV match rights to Sky Sports is over.

The GAA last year confirmed it was entering a five-year TV and radio rights deal, starting in 2017, that would continue to see Sky Sports have the rights to televise Championship matches.

GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghaíl gave a cautious welcome to Galway's proposals to change the hurling championship structure

GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghaíl gave a cautious welcome to Galway’s proposals to change the hurling championship structure

Sky Sports have rights to show GAA until 2021

Sky Sports have rights to show GAA until 2021

That decision continues to divide opinion.

But GAA president Ó Fearghail said: “We don’t get any criticism from counties or clubs.

“Do we want to go back to the day to pay a media provider to cover games?

The Sky Sports GAA team

The Sky Sports GAA team

“Those days are all over so there is no debate. There were 30 votes at Congress against the media rights deal. The debate is over.”

As for the possibility of Páirc Uí Chaoimh hosting an All-Ireland semi-final some time, he added: “Páirc Uí Chaoimh could well stage a semi-final.”

Draymond Green Wilds Out In Ibiza With Neymar Jr. – HotNewHipHop

Draymond Green is linking up with one of his best sports bros to get his party on in Ibiza.

According to TMZ, the Golden State Warriors forward and the FC Barcelona soccer star were seen together ripping up the club scene on Spain’s premiere party island. Draymond and his entourage, which includes Dolphins DE Andre Branch, have spent the past week in Spain, so they had one of the local megastars introduce them to all the hot spots, like Ushuaïa at Ibiza Beach Hotel.

Neymar Jr. has been tight with Green for a minute now. The report also says that he was on hand during an NBA Finals game this year, watching his pal crush the Cavaliers en route to an NBA championship.

Check out a video of their escapades below.

Draymond Green Wilds Out In Ibiza With Neymar Jr. – HotNewHipHop – HotNewHipHop

Draymond Green is linking up with one of his best sports bros to get his party on in Ibiza.

According to TMZ, the Golden State Warriors forward and the FC Barcelona soccer star were seen together ripping up the club scene on Spain’s premiere party island. Draymond and his entourage, which includes Dolphins DE Andre Branch, have spent the past week in Spain, so they had one of the local megastars introduce them to all the hot spots, like Ushuaïa at Ibiza Beach Hotel.

Neymar Jr. has been tight with Green for a minute now. The report also says that he was on hand during an NBA Finals game this year, watching his pal crush the Cavaliers en route to an NBA championship.

Check out a video of their escapades below.

Dani Alves marries long-time girlfriend Joana Sanz in Ibiza – Mid-Day

Brazilian footballer Dani Alves tied the knot with long-term girlfriend Joana Sanz over the weekend, with the pair getting married away from the public eye in Ibiza. Former Barcelona star Alves, who is now a free agent after leaving Juventus, may have kept the ceremony small and quiet, but a few of his wedding guests were quick to post pictures of his special day on Instagram.

Sanz, 23, frequently appears in glamour magazines such as Elle and has starred in various advertising campaigns for high-end brands such as Jimmy Choo. A social media star, Sanz has amassed an Instagram following of more than 345,000.

While his relationship status is now solidified, his career remains up in the air, with a verbal agreement over deal with Man City reportedly hitting a snag after a reported late bid from Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain.