The Ecomotive has been designed to maximise efficiency and will do 74mpg and has CO2 emissions of 99 g/km, just like its Volkswagen counterpart the Polo Bluemotion.
The Ibiza Ecomotive is priced at £10,995.
Another newcomer for 2008 is the 1.4-litre 98bhp Ibiza Sport. A permanent addition to the Ibiza range, the new model features a 16-valve petrol engine (the output is up from the previous 83bhp) mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.
The £9,395 Sport includes 16-inch alloys, low profile 205/45 tyres, body-coloured rear spoiler sports seats, leather-clad three-spoke steering wheel and gearknob, and MP3-compatible CD/radio with AUX-in connection.
The revised Ibiza model line-up now begins with the Reference Sport available with either a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol or 1.4-litre TDI three-cylinder turbodiesel powerplant and priced from only £8,695. The flagship FR with a 128bhp 1.9-litre TDI engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox for £13,350.