Seat Ibiza Facelift finally revealed 0

Seat’s facelift will be available in the UK this autumn, with a range of cleaner engines and a much updated cabin. The facelift to the Seat Ibiza starts with very small changes to the exterior, but with upgraded headlights that include LED daytime running lights, new alloy wheel design and paint options.

Seat has revamped the Ibiza’s suspension settings to provide better comfort; better dampers will be included in the options list which will allow the car to operate in multiple modes, and the steering has also been upgraded to a speed sensitive assisted set up.

Engine

New-SEAT-Ibiza-front-angleThe entry level engine is the 74 break horse power 1.0 litre motor which is already used in the Up, Mii and Citygo city cars, although, the Seat Ibiza will be the first model from the Volkswagen Group to feature the turbocharged version of the engine, with the 89bhp and 109bhp.

There will also be the choice of the turbocharged 1.0 litre engines that will produce 118 and 148 pounds per foot respectively, and the two different motors will emit 94 grams per kilo meter of CO2. The Seat Ibiza will be available with the choice of the 1.4 litre turbo charged four cylinder ACT engine.

The diesel line up will consist of a new 74bhp 1.4 litre three cylinder unit that will emit 88g/km, with two more powerful options in the form of the 89bhp and the 104bhp engines.

Equipment

The cabin has some major changes, with the introduction of improved materials, with some soft touch plastics, a central touch screen alongside the new infotainment system. There will also be optional colour options, with coloured highlight along the air vents and insets in the steering wheel.

The new infotainment system brings s the Seat Ibiza up to the same level as the VW Polo and the recently launched Skoda Fabia. DAB radio is also included and buyers have the option to add MirrorLink, which runs improved apps for your phone but allows you to control them via the cars interface.

Cost

Pricing for the Seat Ibiza Has yet to be officially announced, but it is expected to cost broadly the same as the existing models available at the moment. The starting price is £11,500 for a 74bhp three cylinder three door model in S trim, rising to around £12,50 for the same model in the SE trim.