New Seat Ibiza Unveiled
Beneath the angular skin of the new Seat Ibiza lies the choice of three launch engines: a 69bhp 1.2-litre three-cylinder, plus a 83bhp 1.4-litre and 100bhp 1.6-litre four-cylinder units. Each petrol engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox and will emit less than 160g/km.
Next-generation common rail diesel engines follow on from the five-door's launch early next year, along with the aggressively-styled 'Sportcoupe', that, according to insiders, is not a million miles away from the stunning Geneva concept.
Both the five- and sportier three-door have a wider front and rear track (30mm and 33mm wider, respectively), leading to what Seat claims will be class-leading handling and ride.
The new Ibiza will also be the first VAG vehicle to offer the seven-speed DSG automated gearbox as an option, marking a first for any supermini in the market.
Prices have still not been confirmed ahead of the 26 July on-sale date, but a small premium over the last car is expected.