These are the first pictures of the new face lifted 2015 SEAT Ibiza. The car goes on sale later this year, prices have yet to be announced but they should start around £11,500. This updated version debuts a more efficient engine line-up, extra safety equipment and new connectivity technology.
SEAT have understandably left the the Ibiza’s styling largley untouched. The main changes include new LED running lights and two new alloy wheel designs in two paint colours. For customers looking for customisation options, there is now a wider choice than before. The main updates come inside the cabin and under the bonnet…
‘Mirror Link’, a system that reflects certain apps on your smartphone on the car’s central screen makes its debut while DAB radio and voice control are added as part of SEAT’s Media System Plus option. It’s all wrapped up in a new interface that SEAT says should make it easier to use than on previous Ibiza’s, with Apple and Android phones both supported.
The entry-level model gets a 74bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol. If you want a bit more power you can opt for either a 94bhp (which emits just 94g/km CO2 and is road tax excempt) or a 104bhp 1.0-litre Eco TSI unit – the latter available with SEAT’s DSG dual-clutch gearbox – which is a turbocharged version of the regular 1.0 petrol.
There’s also a 148bhp 1.4 Eco TSI with Active Cylinder Management and returns a combined figure of 58.9mpg.
The 74bhp 1.4 TDI is the most frugal in the range, offering official fuel consumption of 83.2mpg combined and 88g/km CO2 meaning like the 1.0 litre Eco TSI is road tax exempt, while the 89bhp (also available with DSG) and 104bhp TDI turbo diesel units both hit over 74mpg.
There will be the same three trim levels on offer in the UK from launch, S, SE and FR with a Cupra version likley to follow at a later date. The Ibiza will be available in three body styles; five-door, three-door SC and ST estate.