The range now starts with the Ibiza Reference, priced at £8,000. This new model has as standard electric front windows, radio/CD, twin front airbags with passenger airbag deactivation, ABS with EBA, remote central locking and immobiliser. At that price the car is available with either the 1.2-litre 63bhp or 1.4-litre 74bhp petrol engine. The Reference is also available with the 1.4-litre 74bhp TDi engine priced at £9,200 – taking Ibiza diesel pricing under £10,000 for the first time.
The same 1.2 and 1.4 petrol engines are also available on the next model up, the Ibiza S. It has the same specification list as the Reference plus air conditioning, and the 1.4 litre version is available with automatic gearbox only. Prices are £8,300 for the 1.2 and £9,500 for the 1.4 Auto – a saving of £465 on the previous automatic price.
Ibiza SX specification was introduced earlier this year on 1.2 litre models, and has now been added across the engine range to replace the previous SE model. This model gets climate control, front fog lights, 15" alloy wheels added to its spec and is priced at £8,800 for the 1.2 and 1.4, £10,000 for the 1.4 TDi and £10,900 for the more powerful 1.9 TDi 98bhp.
Prices of the recently introduced Ibiza FR models have also been cut. Both the 1.8 20V T 148bhp 1.9 TDi 128bhp versions now cost £12,950 on the road. Prices for the range-topping Cupra have also been cut. The 1.9 TDi 158bhp version, available now, will cost £15,500, a reduction of £500, and matches the price of the 1.8 20V T 178bhp version which will be available later in the year.