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Seat’s new Ibiza leads new product offensive

Seat has revealed the first official pictures of its new Ibiza five-door supermini.

The newcomer marks the start of a major product offensive from the Spanish brand which will see the debut of further Ibiza variants, as well as new saloon and estate contenders in the upper medium segment.

The new Ibiza has been completely redesigned by ex-Lamborghini stylist Luc Donckerwolke.

The new Ibiza will feature a new seven-speed DSG gearbox, hill hold assist, front fog lights with side illumination (cornering) function and combined auxiliary/USB connectivity for portable music players.

Customers will be able to choose from three petrol engines from the Ibiza’s UK launch in July with a 1.2-litre three cylinder 68bhp; 1.4-litre 83bhp four cylinder or 1.6-litre four cylinder 100bhp.

All three come mated as standard to a five-speed manual gearbox, and all have undergone engineering modifications to ensure emissions fall below 160 g/km.

Seat will also be introducing a diesel range of engines but couldn’t say when.

Peter Wyhinny, head of Seat UK, said: "With the debut of this design-led five-door Ibiza we are embarking on a major development of the Seat range, with plenty more to come in the months ahead."

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