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Fuel: Petrol

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Manual

Automatic rain sensing wipers, ABS, Sports suspension, Bluetooth audio streaming with handsfree system, Cruise control, SEAT logo boot release, Outside temperature gauge, Electric folding door mirrors, CD player...

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MPG

Combined - 57 mpg EC Extra Urban - 66 mpg EC Urban - 46.

Insurance Group

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CO2 (g/km)

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Number Of Seats

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Road Tax

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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 small 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

SEAT has had a good look at the engine range. It's nearly all petrol-powered, things kicking off with the old 80PS 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 feebler MPI engine gets 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 95PS. 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 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 £16,000 to £22,000 bracket, which means that, as before, you're getting Volkswagen Polo technology for a significant saving. Only five-door models are on offer and the trim lines run from 'SE' to 'SE Technology', 'FR', 'FR Sport', 'XCELLENCE' and 'XCELLENCE Lux'. 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 base 1.0 MPI variant manages up to 52.3mpg on the combined WLTP cycle and 108g/km of NEDC-rated CO2. The 1.0-litre TSI 95PS petrol models are capable of up to 51.4mpg (combined WLTP) and an NEDC CO2 figure of as little as 104g/km - so who needs a diesel? If you do, the 1.6 TDI model figures are up to 57.6mpg and 103g/km. The 1.0 TSI 115PS auto petrol model manages up to 45.6mpg and up to 111g/km. 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*

  • Metallic - Mystery blue
  • Metallic - Midnight black
  • Metallic - Urban silver
  • Metallic - Nevada white
  • Metallic - Magnetic grey
  • Metallic - Desire Red
  • Metallic - Camouflage green
  • Solid - Emocion red
  • Metallic paint
  • Solid paint
  • Special solid paint
  • Special Solid - White
  • Cloth - Nora Black
  • Tyre repair kit

Body Glass

  • Automatic rain sensing wipers
  • Dark tinted rear windows
  • Electric front windows
  • Electric rear windows
  • Brilliant black window surrounds

Brakes

  • ABS
  • Hill hold control
  • Front assist (AEB)
  • ESP+EBA

Chassis/Suspension

  • Sports suspension

Communication

  • Bluetooth audio streaming with handsfree system

Driver Aids

  • Cruise control
  • Multi-Collision Braking
  • Power Steering
  • Speed limiter

Driver Convenience

  • SEAT logo boot release

Driver Information

  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Trip computer
  • Digital clock
  • Low fuel warning light
  • 'Lights On' Remainder warning buzzer
  • Full Link Smartphone Integration with Mirror Link, Apple Car Play, Google Android Auto
  • Navigation system with 8" touch screen + proximity sensor, voice control and USB type C sockets

Driving Mirrors

  • Electric folding door mirrors
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Brilliant black door mirrors
  • Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors

Entertainment

  • CD player
  • 6 speakers
  • Steering wheel mounted controls
  • Auxiliary input socket
  • Radio/MP3 player
  • SD card slot
  • Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) Tuner
  • USB (type C) cable for Apple and Android compatibility

Exterior Body Features

  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Anti theft roof antenna
  • Exclusive FR rear bumper
  • Chrome front grille frame
  • Rear spoiler with twin exhausts

Exterior Lights

  • Automatic headlights
  • Electric headlight adjustment
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED tail lights
  • Coming/leaving home lighting function
  • Front/rear fog lights
  • LED headlights with dynamic headlight range control

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • Dual zone climate control with combination filter

Interior Features

  • Height/reach adjust steering wheel
  • Glovebox
  • Front cupholders x 2
  • Passenger sunvisor
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Nora cloth upholstery
  • Leather dashboard
  • Seat connect with safety, serivice, remote and online
  • Leather multifunction flat bottomed steering wheel with FR logo, leather gear knob and handbrake
  • Chrome detailing, pearl grey headlining and leather effect door trim panels

Interior Lights

  • Illuminated boot
  • Front courtesy lights
  • Front reading lights
  • Instrument lighting with brightness control
  • Ambient interior lighting

Safety

  • 3 point seatbelts on all 3 rear seats
  • Front side airbags
  • Active front headrests
  • Tiredness recognition system
  • Curtain airbags
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Driver/Front Passenger airbags
  • Child locks on rear doors
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Seat belt reminder for front and rear seats

Seats

  • Sports seats
  • Height adjustable driver's seat
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Rear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachment
  • Height adjustable passenger seat
  • Two height adjustable front and rear headrests (three in rear)

Security

  • Remote central locking + deadlocks
  • Electronic engine immobiliser
  • Anti theft wheel bolts
  • Perimeter alarm and interior monitoring with backup horn and tow away protection

Vanity Mirrors

  • Driver's sunvisor with ticket holder/vanity mirror

Wheels - Alloy

  • 17" Dynamic alloy wheels

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 15.3
  • Engine Power - BHP 80
  • Engine Power - KW 59
  • Engine Power - PS
  • Engine Power - RPM 6300
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 69
  • Engine Torque - NM 93
  • Engine Torque - RPM 3750
  • Top Speed 106

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