Seat has unveiled the new Ibiza hatchback at the Geneva motor show.
The completely new model, set to go on sale in June, aims to take a major step ahead in safety, design, performance and comfort to grow on a reputation built on four previous generations of Ibiza and 5.4 million global sales.
A full 87mm wider but it is 2mm shorter than the outgoing model, the new Ibiza features a 2,564 millimetres – up 95mm – to liberate additional interior accommodation.
Rear leg room has increased by 35 mm, while the head room has gone up by 24 mm in the front seats and 17 mm in the back.
The seats are an astonishing 42 mm wider, meanwhile, making the new Ibiza one of the best in its class in this area, Seat claims, while the boot has also been enlarged to 355 litres.
Among the engines available in the new car is a three-cylinder 1.0 TSI with 95 or 115PS.
A new 1.5 TSI – also to feature in the new Volkswagen Golf – will be available in late 2017 with four cylinders and 150PS.
Diesel models will be available with a choice of 1.6 TDI engines in 80, 95 and 115 PS guise.
Reference, Style, FR and XCellence trims will make up the Seat Ibiza trim options.
FR features a rear diffuser, exclusive front bumper, sport suspension and exclusive exterior black pack.
Seat said that the XCellence trim aims at reaching new customers looking for “a more sophisticated and distinctive design combined with more convenient and smart functional equipment”.
Both trims will have the same price and are intended to offer the best possible options to two different types of driver.
Seat’s safety advances in the new Ibiza see the introduction of Front Assist, Traffic Jam Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control.
Inside the Ibiza, which can now be bought with an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system and wireless smartphone charger, claims to be the only car 100% connected thanks to three options: Apple Car Play, Android Auto and Mirror Link.
The Ibiza also presents a partnership with Beatsaudio soundsystem, with the option of a sound system featuring a digital signal processor (DSP), 7 premium speakers and an 8-channel with 300 watt amplifier.