The new Seat Ibiza supermini will be launched next month in UK showrooms. The new Seat Ibiza boasts reshaped headlights that now include sculptural elements inside the clusters similar to the new Alhambra MPV and the recently-revised Exeo family of executive class saloons and estates. The front grille is smaller and sharper with the front fog lights taking a rectangular shape. The rear of the new Ibiza has redesigned tail lights and the rear bumpers have been changed with sharper lines tracing the rear ‘diffuser’ section.
The new model is introduced next month without a price increase the entry-level Ibiza 1.2-litre 60 PS E in three-door SC bodystyle remains available at just £9,995 RRP on the road. The UK range extends up from the E through S A/C and SE to the sporty FR model. For the first time, too, new Ibiza ST buyers will be able to enjoy the dynamic delights of an FR version as Seat expands its Formula Racing sub-brand to its svelte supermini estate.
Managing Director of Seat UK, Peter Wyhinny, said “we’re really excited about the imminent arrival of the new Ibiza in the UK. This stylish new supermini ticks all the boxes for buyers by being not just significantly more modern to look at, more stylish, more practical and, with the debut of the Ibiza ST FR, significantly more fun. But, crucially, our best-seller is now also even more affordable, too! Seat celebrated record sales in the UK in 2011 and, with the arrival of the new Ibiza, I’m confident we can look forward to continuing that success through 2012 and beyond.”