Initially the new GLS model will be available with a manual transmission with the automatic version to follow later in the year.
The GEN-2 1.3 GLS has the same specification as the GEN-2 1.6 GLS.
Standard equipment includes air conditioning, alloy wheels, radio/ CD with 10-CD changer, twin airbags, remote central locking with alarm and immobiliser, electric front windows and reverse distance sensors.
Prices for the GEN-2 1.3 GLS manual transmission will start from £8,795 with metallic paint an optional extra at £300. When it becomes available, the automatic model will be priced at £9,595.
Both models are in insurance group 6a and tax band C.
Customers buying the GEN-2 1.3 GLS before March 31 will be able to take advantage of a £1 deposit offer available on all GEN-2 models.