The ‘Copa’ trim level costs the same at the SE specification on both cars but comes with up to £1,000 in extras over the previous version on three-door, five-door and ST estate models.
These include new 16" alloy wheels, dark tinted rear windows and new Cope-themed upholstery inside.
Extra equipment includes climate control as standard, a refrigerated glovebox, rain and light sensing wipers and lights and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror.
The Ibiza Copa is available with the 1.4-litre 16V petrol engine or the 1.2-litre TDI turbodiesel alternative. The latter falls under Seat’s Ecomotive signature, which is awarded to particularly low-CO2 emitting engines.
The 1.2-litre Ibiza Copa emits just 92g/km of CO2 emissions and qualifies for Band A – or zero – road tax in the UK and comes with Start-Stop technology to improve fuel economy.
However, the price will remain at the same level as the Ibiza SE. The Seat Ibiza Copa in three-door SC body style costs £11,995 on-the-road.
Standard equipment carried over from the SE trim includes cruise control, a sound system with six speakers and MP3 compatibility and electric windows.
Seat UK Head of Marketing, Steve Robertson, said: "Our new Copa models could not have come at a more significant time for SEAT in the UK.
"We’ve just notched up our best ever single month of sales as well as recording our largest-ever share of the UK market, and I’m convinced that the debut of these new models will see even more buyers heading for SEAT showrooms."
Seat enjoyed its best month in the UK in March 2011, raising its market share to above two per cent after selling over 7,000 cars to UK buyers.