The new generation SEAT Ibiza is scheduled to arrive in spring 2012 with full specs and pricing information to follow.
Since the launch of the fourth generation Ibiza in 2008 over half a million have been sold to an increasingly young market – underlining SEAT’s youth appeal.
The new SEAT Ibiza has been give been given more than a nose job with changes to the bumpers (front and rear), grille and logo. There is a choice of headlight technology, either two halogen versions or as I am sure most people would prefer optional bi-xenon lamps and LED daytime running lights. You can even have rear LED lighting.
The petrol engine line-up includes comprises 1.2-litre 60 PS, 1.2 TSI Ecomotive 105 PS (with start/stop technology) or a 1.4 TSI with supercharger and turbocharger. Which in the Ibiza it produces 150 PS and is coupled to a standard-fit DSG transmission. The 0 – 62 mph time is 7.8 seconds and it will carry on to a top speed of 132 mph. Should you wish this power plant is also available in the ST estate.
Diesel engines include a 1.2 TDI E Ecomotive (75 PS) (with start/stop technology) that only produces CO2 emissions of 89 g/km which means it is exempt from the London congestion charge and VED (Car Tax). Should you want something a little more potent then there a 2.0 TDI (143 PS) which is capable of 130 mph.
Another innovation is the SEAT Portable Media System with touch screen monitor. New to the Ibiza, it combines the functions of a navigation system, on-board computer, audio system and hands-free device. While it is fully integrated into the Ibiza’s on-board electronics, it is also removable for use on-the-go. The introduction of SEAT’s Portable Media System will come later in 2012.
Oh, and before you ask there should be a SEAT Ibiza Cupra around the middle of 2012.Published 13 January 2012