All-New 2017 Seat Ibiza Turns Up The Heat In The Supermini Segment

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The brand new Seat Ibiza is finally official, entering its fifth generation with a new platform and more on-board technology than ever.

For this generation, Seat is ditching the three-door and wagon bodystyles, offering the new Ibiza only as a five-door model.

The adoption of the new MWB A0 platform is making also its debut in the new Seat Ibiza and is expected to also underpin the next VW Polo and Skoda Fabia superminis. Compared to its predecessor, the new Ibiza features a 95mm longer wheelbase while being 87mm wider, 2mm shorter and 1mm lower from it.

The increased dimensions give the new Ibiza a more spacious cabin and a bigger by 63lt luggage space, which scores 355lt in total capacity. The engine range will remain the same more or less, with a new 147hp 1.5-litre TSI engine making its debut next to a three-cylinder 1.0-litre TSI with either 93 or 113hp.

A five-speed manual will equip the lesser-powered models, with a six-speed manual offered in the more powerful ones. A seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox will also be available.

FR-spec models will be the sportier version, coming with a more dynamic appearance, courtesy of a rear diffuser, exclusive front bumper and exterior black pack. The suspension will also be stiffer and offer four settings, Comfort, Eco, Sport and Individual.

The interior features an infotainment system that comes either with a 5.0-inch or an 8.0-inch touchscreen display, a wireless charger with GSM amplifier, Apple Car Play, Android Auto and Mirror Link. Audiophiles will be pleased to know that now there’s an option for a Beats 300W audio system as well.

Seat has also given the new Ibiza an impressive list of driver assistance systems, including Front Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control.

The new Spanish supermini will make its public debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show this March.

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