Seat Ibiza

The fifth-generation SEAT Ibiza, based on the VW Group’s all-new small car platform called MQB A0, which will also underpin new versions of the Volkswagen Polo and Audi A1 and SEAT Arona crossover. The Ibiza looks like a shrunken Leon, that’s certainly no bad thing, with sharp creases around its body work and distinctive LED lights featuring on some models. We think it’s one of the finest-looking superminis out there. The Ibiza is in a very tough sector, up against some the top selling cars in the UK, the Ford Fiesta and the Vauxhall Corsa to name only two.


Entry-level SE Tech includes Bluetooth, air-conditioning and front electric windows, LED running lights, alloy wheels and a colour infotainment screen, sat nav, together with an eight-inch infotainment screen, while FR bundles sports seats, suspension, a driving mode selector and a bodykit. FR Sport adds nicer seats and dash covering. Xcellence boasts keyless entry and start, full LED Headlights, adaptive cruise control, rear parking camera and front parking sensors. Xcellence Lux adds alcantara seats, 17 inch alloy wheels, four driving modes and a digital cockpit.

Interior space and boot room are excellent thanks to a 60mm increase in the wheelbase. This translates to enough space for four adults to fit comfortably, as well as their luggage in a boot at 355 litres is only 25 litres shy of the space available in the back of the Volkswagen Golf .


The sole engine is excellent, the three-cylinder TSI 1.0-litre turbo-petrol. This is such a competent and willing engine that it’s even found its way into the latest Volkswagen Golf, and in the smaller Ibiza it appeals even more. You can have it with 94 or 108bhp. Economy for the 1.0-litre turbo petrol officially returns 51.4 mpg in both power outputs, a DSG automatic gearbox is available with the 108bhp 1.0-litre petrol engine which can reach 62 miles per hour in a very brisk 9.3 seconds and return 57.6 miles per gallon.

Autumn Best Buy – Seat Ibiza 5 door Xcellence 1.0 tsi (108 bhp) petrol Manual  – £749 Advance Payment (£72.00  + £573 wpms)

Autumn Best Buy – Seat Ibiza 5 door Xcellence 1.0 tsi (108 bhp) petrol DSG Automatic – £1199 Advance Payment (£546 wpms)