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SEAT Ibiza 1.5 Tsi Evo 150 Fr 5Dr Petrol Hatchback

SEAT Ibiza 1.5 Tsi Evo 150 Fr 5Dr Petrol Hatchback

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Ten Second Review

This fifth generation version of SEAT's Ibiza supermini offers small car buyers a smarter set of more eco-conscious hi-tech talents. It'll need them if it's to distance itself from its Volkswagen and Skoda design stablemates and continue as a credible alternative in this tightly fought segment.

Background

'Enjoyneering'. It's one of those marketing words of course, but it's also a rather apt description of what Spanish maker SEAT sets out to create when it brings us a new car. Something beautifully engineered: but with a bit of extra Latin sparkle. Something like this, the Iberian brand's much improved fifth generation Ibiza supermini? Perhaps. The 'beautifully engineered' bit isn't difficult to believe. The 'Sociedad Espanola de Automoviles de Turismo' - or 'SEAT' as we better know it - is well used to injecting a little life into the mainstream market. In this case, the Spanish maker's position within the Volkswagen Group means that this car is the first of the conglomerate's supermini models to get the empire's sophisticated MQB platform, something that enables weight savings and the addition of extra electronic features borrowed from larger models. Plus SEAT reckons buyers will really notice the extra personalisation options, the smarter interior and the additional media connectivity incorporated this time round. Will it all be enough to keep this car current against more recent rivals? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

This time round, SEAT has had a good look at the engine range. It's nearly all petrol-powered, things kicking off with the old 75PS 1.0 MPI unit at the foot of the range. Try your hardest to ignore this aging unit and graduate instead to the far-preferrable (and more economic) 1.0-litre TSI three-cylinder turbo powerplant which produces either 95 or 115PS. The four-cylinder 1.5 TSI with active cylinder management (ACT) develops 150PS, while its cylinder deactivation under partial load leads to impressive fuel economy. The feebler engines get a five-speed manual gearbox, with a six-speeder used further up the range, where there's also the option of 7-speed DSG auto transmission on the 1.0 TSI 115PS FR model. The diesel alternative is a 1.6-litre TDI unit with 80PS. As for on the road driving dynamics, well SEAT says these have been improved thanks to the adoption of a hi-tech MQB platform that is 30% stiffer. As before, there's an optional 'SEAT Drive Profile' system that offers adaptive damping with two modes - comfort or sports-oriented. The Comfort/Sport selector switch also influences the feeling of the power steering and it'll alter the shift times of the DSG gearbox where automatic transmission has been specified.

Design and Build

The MK5 model version of this SEAT isn't available in three-door form any more, but the Spanish maker says it retains plenty of sporty style potential customers tend to want. From a styling perspective, it's clearly an Ibiza, but one that has undergone a process of evolution, with a so-called 'x-shaped' design that looks more dynamic than before. The front and rear overhangs are very short and at the front of the car, triangular full-LED headlights dominate. The longer wheelbase and window graphics accentuate the size of this model too. Under the skin, the car is based on the Volkswagen Group's latest MQB platform, which will also be used in next-generation versions of Volkswagen's Polo and Skoda's Fabia. The Ibiza is also bigger this time round, 87mm wider than before, while the 2,564mm distance between the axles represents a 95mm increase. As a result, legroom in the back seats has increased by 35mm, while headroom has increased by 17mm in the back and 24mm in the front. The seats are 42mm wider and the boot area is 63-litres bigger, bringing total capacity up to a class-leading 355-litre figure. The loading height has also been lowered. Other things you'll notice inside include the fact that the controls and instruments are now more driver-orientated and the cabin feels of higher quality, thanks to colour-personalisable LED lighting, an 8-inch centre-dash touchscreen and a 'Full Link' connectivity system.

Market and Model

Prices haven't changed very much, so expect a price span in the £13,500 to £19,500 bracket, which means that, as before, you're getting Volkswagen Polo technology for a significant saving. For now, only five-door models are on offer and the trim lines run from 'S' to 'SE', 'SE Technology', 'FR' and 'XCELLENCE'. As for equipment, well the full-LED headlights are a highlight. Plus most models get 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto'/'MirrorLink' 'phone connectivity, plus buyers can specify a premium 8-inch touchscreen and a wireless charger with a GSM amplifier. In addition, there's the chance to add in a thumping 300-watt 'Beats' Audio system with 7 speakers and an 8-channel amplifier. Other features buyers might want include keyless entry with a 'heartbeat' engine start button, front and rear parking sensors and a higher quality rear view camera. 'FR' and 'XCELLENCE' variants get colour-personalisable LED interior lighting too. Safety-wise, there's 'Front Assist' autonomous braking, Adaptive Cruise Control and a 'Traffic Jam Assist' feature that can take over the driving from you at very low traffic jam speed.

Cost of Ownership

Being able to dip into the Volkswagen Group parts bin for the niftiest tech usually means a very low overall cost of ownership and that's certainly the case here. The four cylinder 1.5-litre TSI petrol variant with 'ACT' active cylinder management should be able to manage a diesel-like figure of around 60mpg on the combined cycle and both three and four-cylinder units of course fulfil all the latest EU6 emissions standards. The base 1.0 MPI variant manages 57.6mpg on the combined cycle and 112g/km of CO2. The 1.0-litre TSI petrol models are capable of nearly 60.1mpg on the combined cycle and a CO2 figure of as little as 106g/km - so who needs a diesel? A start/stop system, which switches off the engine when the vehicle is at a standstill, is available on all models. What else? Well there's SEAT's usual three year/60,000 mile warranty. That's unexceptional when rivals like Toyota and Hyundai offer five years of cover as standard and Kia offers up to seven years. However, the SEAT deal is extendable, so you might be able to negotiate on that. And it includes two years of Europe-wide roadside assistance.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • 6 speakers
  • Metallic - Mystery blue
  • Metallic - Midnight black
  • Metallic - Urban silver
  • Metallic - Nevada white
  • Metallic - Monsoon grey
  • Metallic - Eclipse orange
  • Solid - Mediterranean Blue
  • Metallic paint
  • Special paint
  • Solid paint
  • Special solid paint
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Cruise control
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Special Solid - White
  • Special Paint - Desire red
  • Cloth - Nora Black
  • Air conditioning
  • 17" Dynamic alloy wheels
  • Tyre repair kit
Specification
Body Glass
Electric front windows + one touch + anti-pinch
Automatic rain sensing wipers
Dark tinted rear windows
Brakes
ABS
ESP+EBA
Hill hold control
Chassis/Suspension
Sports suspension
Communication
Bluetooth Handsfree Phone Connection
Driver Aids
Speed sensitive power steering
SEAT Drive profile
Multi-Collision Braking
Driver Convenience
SEAT logo boot release
Driver Information
Outside temperature gauge
Trip computer
Digital clock
Low fuel warning light
'Lights On' warning buzzer
Satellite navigation system with 3D mapping, 8" touch screen, voice control and additional USB port
Driving Mirrors
Electric folding door mirrors
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Brilliant black door mirrors
Entertainment
Steering wheel mounted controls
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) Tuner
USB port
Auxiliary input socket
Radio/MP3 player
SD card slot
Exterior Body Features
Twin exhaust pipes
Chrome grille
Chrome window surround
Exclusive FR front and rear bumpers
Brilliant black door handles
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Exterior Lights
Automatic headlights
Electric headlight adjustment
Cornering front fog lights
LED daytime running lights
LED tail lights
Coming/leaving home lighting function
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Dust/pollen filter
Interior Features
Height/reach adjust steering wheel
Front cupholders x 2
Leather handbrake
Driver and passenger sunvisors
Leather steering wheel and gear knob
Ticket holder
Glovebox
Flat bottom sports leather steering wheel
Interior Lights
Illuminated boot
Front courtesy lights
Front reading lights
Instrument lighting with brightness control
Packs
Full link media system pack with apple Carplay - Ibiza
Safety
3 point seatbelts on all 3 rear seats
Front side airbags
Active front headrests
Passenger airbag deactivation system
Curtain airbags
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
Child locks on rear doors
Tiredness recognition system
Front Seatbelt warning
Seatbelt warning
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Seats
Sports seats
Height adjustable driver's seat
Height adjustable front/rear head restraints
3 rear headrests
Height adjustable passenger seat
60/40 split folding rear seat
Rear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachment
Security
Remote central locking + deadlocks
Locking wheel bolts
Electronic engine immobiliser
Volumetric alarm with back up horn
2 folding remote keys with window open/close function
Vanity Mirrors
Driver's sunvisor with ticket holder/vanity mirror
Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)7.9
Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM5000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500
Top Speed134

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