Seat have chosen their home country to unveil the new 2015 Seat Ibiza at the Barcelona Motor Show. It will benefit from a host of changes to both the interior and engines. More modest tweaks are found on the exterior where the new Ibiza now receives LED daytime running lights, more paint options and two new alloy designs.
Starting with the engines for the bigger changes, the new Seat will have some of the latest three-cylinder engines from VW. At the bottom of the range sits the 1.0-litre 74bhp, which you will find in the likes of the VW Up. If a bit more power is what you require, then there are, for the first time, turbocharged variations of the same engine which produce 89bhp and 109bhp. Full performance and efficiency statistics are yet to be announced – however, the less powerful turbocharged engine will produce 94g/km of CO2, whereas the more powerful version comes in at 99 g/km when twinned with a six-speed manual gearbox. This version will also be available with a DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission. Further up the range is the 1.4-litre turbocharged ‘ACT’ engine from VW, which will return a claimed 60mpg, despite the 148bhp power output. There is also three new diesel engines for the Ibiza – a 1.4-litre engine producing 74bhp, with the other two variants coming in at 89bhp and 104bhp.
Another huge change to the Ibiza line-up is the upgraded interior. This includes more driver orientated instruments and a new interface. There is also the new generation of infotainment system, with a touchscreen monitor, DAB radio and Bluetooth or USB connectivity for smartphones. There are also features such as voice control as well as MirrorLink, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for seamless integration to your Android, iOS or other smartphone device. There are also six-speakers, part of Seat’s Sound System for a rich and clean sound.