Seat will begin taking orders for its new Ibiza supermini this week, with prices starting from £13,130.
The Ibiza, now available only as a five-door, is the first model to be built on a new modular Volkswagen Group vehicle platform, MQB A0.
The new underpinnings mean the car is 87mm wider than before, with 60mm added to the wheelbase and 35mm more rear legroom. The boot offers an extra 63 litres available.
The new Ibiza is available with a choice of four petrol engines, majoring on a new 1.0-litre three-cylinder unit.
In standard form it will produce 75PS, while turbo versions will offer 95 and 115PS – the latter reserved for the sporty FR model with a six-speed manual or dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Official benchmark figures indicate combined cycle fuel consumption from 60.1mpg and 106g/km of CO2 (1.0 TSI 95PS).
The FR will also be available with a 150PS 1.5 EVO engine, while diesels will be added to the line-up later in the year.
The Ibiza will be available in fivetrim levels: S, SE, SE Technology, FR and Xcellence
S features air conditioning, electric front windows, automatic headlights, Bluetooth and advanced safety features including Front Assist.
Moving up to SE adds 15-inch alloys, front fog lights with cornering function, rain-sensing wipers, cruise control and multi-coloured ambient cabin lighting are all included, together with Seat’s Media System Colour multimedia package.
The new SE Technology is the expected top pick for UK buyers, coming equipped with Media System Plus with eight-inch colour touchscreen, navigation with 3D map display, voice recognition, DAB digital radio and two USB ports.
he FR focuses on sportier looks with 17-inch alloys, dark-tinted rear glass, brilliant black and chrome bodywork details and twin exhausts. The cabin is fitted with sports front seats and flat-bottom steering wheel and Full Link smartphone integration.
It also features sports suspension, rear disc brakes and Seat Drive Profile with four selectable drive modes.
Xcellence tops out the range, with features such as 16-inch machined alloy wheels, Alcantara upholstery, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry-and-go, front and rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera.
The first of the UK cars will be in showrooms on 21 July.