The 2009 Ibiza was penned by former Lamborghini stylist Luc Donckerwolke, and offers a number of premium features including the availability of a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox, hill-start assist, adaptive fog lights with a cornering function, and USB audio connectors.
The car rides on a revised version of Seat’s ‘Agile’ platform, which features a wider track and longer wheelbase than the outgoing car.
Beneath the bonnet, the FWD Ibiza will initially offer three petrol engine options: either a compact 1.2L three-cylinder unit with 70hp, a 1.4L four-cylinder with 85hp or a 1.6L four-cylinder motor with 102hp. All three come mated as standard to a five-speed manual gearbox, and all have emissions levels that fall comfortably below 160 g/km. A range of direct-injection TDI engines will be offered later in the year.