Seat Ibiza Copa S on sale now

Labelled the ‘summer sizzler’, Seat has added another specification level to the popular Ibiza supermini just months after launching the high-spec Copa models.

The Seat Ibiza Copa S adds equipment to the lowest trim level, S, to improve the basic model in five-door hatchback, coupe (or SC) and estate (ST) body styles.

Building on the standard specification, the Seat Ibiza Copa S adds 15" alloy wheels, front fog lights and body-coloured door handles and mirrors to the exterior of the car.

Extra gadgets such as cruise control and electrically-adjustable door mirrors are also added to the model for 2011.

Both the coupe and hatchback will be available with a 1.2-litre 70hp petrol engine, but all three versions can be bought with a similar sized 1.2-litre turbodiesel.

As expected, the diesel represents the most frugal of the two engines, delivering 80mpg on the combined cycle. It also brings CO2 emissions down to 92g/km – enough to qualify for free car tax and exemption from London’s congestion charge.

Seat will offer the new Ibiza Copa S from under £10,000 for five-door versions and Seat is hopeful it will bring new buyers to the brand.

UK Head of Marketing Steve Robertson said: “Seat has a well-known and well-deserved reputation for building dynamic, engaging and downright sexy cars such as the latest Ibiza.

“The arrival of the Copa trim level earlier this year, and the great offers we’re unveiling this summer, further emphasise that we can justly add ‘fabulous value’ to the long list of reasons for buying a new SEAT.”

Alongside the new Seat Ibiza Copa S, Seat will also offer deals on its full car range including the Altea and Altea XL MPVs, Leon hatchback and Exeo saloon and estate variants.