The baby estate will join the three and five-door models in Seat’s Ibiza range when it launches in the UK this summer.
With a length of 4.23 metres, the Ibiza ST is no less than 18 centimetres longer than the Ibiza. The base capacity of 430 litres is already comparatively generous, and can be increased in stages by folding the split rear seat.
Ibiza ST offers a choice of three petrol and three TDI units with common-rail injection. Four of the six engines operate with direct injection and turbocharging. They span an output range of between 51 and 77 kW (70 to 105 hp). Particular highlights include the 1.2 TDI and 1.2 TSI.
The Ibiza ST is expected to be priced from £12,500 to compete with the Peugeot 207SW and Renault Clio ST. It is set to be launched at next month’s Geneva motor show.