Seat says the new Seat Ibiza will, in many cases, cost less than the current model despite updates to its styling, equipment and engine range.
The new Seat Ibiza, one of Seat’s most popular UK cars, receives an update to the design including new headlamps, LED running lights and a smaller front grille.
Available in three- and five-door hatchback and ST (or estate) version, the new Seat Ibiza also gets a new bonnet with a central ‘crease line’, new bumpers and rear tail lights for 2012.
Inside, the new Ibiza receives a revamped instrument panel, new steering wheel and more storage space, in particular in the front in the form of a new glovebox.
Seat will offer the new 2012 Ibiza with four trim levels; E, S, SE and the more sports-oriented FR. It will also offer the FR trim with the ST version for the first time.
The Seat Ibiza will cost £9,995 for entry-level three-door versions, rising to £11,430 for five-door models and £12,140 for the new Seat Ibiza ST.
Engine choices range from a 1.2-litre petrol 70PS unit to a range, topping 1.4-litre 150PS for FR versions. Diesel options include a 1.2-litre 75PS Ecomotive engine delivering just 92g/km and ends with a 2.0-litre turbodiesel delivering 143PS for FR models.
Managing Director of Seat UK, Peter Wyhinny, said: “We’re really excited about the imminent arrival of the New Ibiza in the UK.
“This stylish new supermini ticks all the boxes for buyers by being not just significantly more modern to look at, more stylish, more practical and, with the debut of the Ibiza ST FR, significantly more fun. But, crucially, our best-seller is now also even more affordable, too!”
The new Seat Ibiza will go on sale at Perrys Seat in Aylesbury from next month.