2016 Seat Ibiza facelift goes official image

The facelifted version of the Seat Ibiza has been officially unveiled at the 2015 Barcelona Motor Show.

Seat has put an end to rumors regarding its supermini, the Ibiza, as the B-segment car has been officially presented to the public, in a premiere, at the 2015 Barcelona Motor Show. The model in question will continue to be offered in the 3-door SC, the five-door hatchback and the 5-door estate and it is now coming with LED daytime running lights, a couple of new paints and two fresh designs for the alloy wheels. The Ibiza is still riding on the PQ25 platform but the carmaker has revised the suspension for more comfort and the adaptive dampers will be offered as an option, being operable in comfort or sport mode, while the steering has been changed too.

The cabin of the facelifted supermini has received the soft-touch plastics on the dashboard, a range of improved materials, the central touch screen for the revised infotainment system on all versions except for the entry-level S, the optional color pack will be bringing the exterior shades into the cabin, there is the DAB radio, the MirrorLink and so on. Under the hood, customers can find the new 3-cylinder petrol engines, with the entry-level getting the 1.0L 74 HP, used on the Up!, Mii and Citigo, there are the turbocharged versions of the same unit producing 89 HP and 109 HP, the 1.4L turbo four-cylinder unit with 148 HP, the 1.4L 3-cylinder diesel with 74 HP, with 89 HP and with 104 HP. The “new” Seat Ibiza will be offered for sale this autumn but pricing hasn’t been disclosed yet.