The new Ibiza will be the first Volkswagen Group small hatchback to use the versatile MQB platform, ahead of the upcoming Volkswagen Polo, Skoda Fabia and Audi A1.
It has been built to excel in safety, refinement and cabin space. By moving the wheels further apart Seat has managed to increase luggage space to 355 litres and improve legroom for all passengers.
Five trim levels will be available: S, SE, SE Technology, FR and Xcellence. All models get Bluetooth and aircon while top-spec cars get keyless entry and a parking camera.
A 1.0-litre petrol engine kicks off the line-up with 75PS. There will also be turbocharged TSI versions with 95 or 115PS. Later in the year a 150PS 1.5-litre turbo petrol will be added alongside two 1.6-litre diesels.