The fifth generation Ibiza will be the first Volkswagen Group vehicle to incorporate the MQB A0 platform, intended for the group's B-segment models, and which will be the basis for the future Polo, Fabia and the future SEAT Arona SUV.
It will have four equipment versions: Reference, Style, FR and Xcellence. The last two, just like the 2017 Leon, are at the same level in terms of equipment but differ in their approach. The FR version has a sportier approach and the Xcellence more luxurious and comfortable.
As for petrol engines we will have the 1.0 three-cylinder engine in versions of 75, 95 and 115 hp - the first atmospheric and the other two turbocharged. Later will come the new 1.5 TSI EVO 150 hp four-cylinder. In the diesel versions, the three-cylinder 1.4 TDI will disappear, making way for the 1.6 TDI, whose pollutant emissions are lower. Finally it seems that the brands begin to leave aside the "little joke" of downsizing. There will also be available a version of compressed natural gas (CNG) called 1.0 TGI, with a power of 90 hp. The manual gearboxes will be five-speed for versions up to 95 hp and six-speed for the rest. As an option will be available seven-speed DSG gearbox.
It incorporates elements of equipment typical of vehicles of higher segments, such as the mobile charger system by induction, the opening system, locking and keyless start, the Full LED headlights, the emergency braking assistant in city or adaptive cruise control. Improvements have also been made to the parking sensors and the rear view camera, with better resolution. The most complete infotainment system will have an 8-inch screen, with Full Link and an optional Beats Audio sound system, which will use a digital signal processor (DSP), 6 premium speakers, subwoofer and an 8-channel amplifier with 300 watts of power.
This generation is not expected to launch a 3-door (SC) or estate (ST) version, only the 5-door version will be available.
SEAT Ibiza equipment levels
The standard equipment on each of the versions will be as follows:
The Reference version includes as standard driver and passenger front airbag, the latter with disconnection, curtain airbag, three-point seat belts with unbuckled belt warning, ABS + ESC + EBD + EBA, Isofix anchorages with Top Tether anti-rotation of child seats in the two rear seats, three height-adjustable rear headrests, tyre pressure control, speed limiter, puncture repair kit, automatic city braking assistant, on-board computer, remote central locking with two folding keys, electric mirrors, automatic dipped beam headlights, plastic steering wheel and gear knob, electric front windows, height-adjustable driver's seat, split folding rear seats, body-coloured bumpers, black door mirrors and door handles, halogen headlights with halogen daytime running lights and 15'' steel wheels with integral hubcaps.
The next version, Style, adds to the Reference: Driver Pack with cruise control and fatigue detector, air conditioning, Radio Media System with 5" colour screen + USB + Aux-in + SD card + 6 speakers, Bluetooth with Audiostreaming, multifunction steering wheel and gear knob in leather, split folding rear seat, mirrors and door handles in body colour, fog lights with cornering function, and 15″ Enjoy 20/1 alloy wheels.
The Xcellence finish, adds on the Style: automatic dual zone climate control, rear parking sensor, KESSY keyless opening and start system with My Beat function, ambient lighting, XCELLENCE multifunction steering wheel, electric rear windows, driver and passenger seats adjustable in height, Storage Pack: Drawer under driver's seat + front armrest, chrome interior elements, Mystic-coloured dashboard and side mouldings, black roof lining, Atom Grey door mirrors, LED daytime running lights + LED tail lights and chrome window surrounds.
For its part, the FR sports version adds to the equipment of the Style finish: rear disc brakes, sports suspension, dual zone automatic climate control, SEAT Drive Profile, ambient lighting, FR multifunction steering wheel, electric rear windows, height-adjustable driver and passenger seats, black dashboard and side mouldings, black door mirrors, FR bodywork bumpers, LED daytime running lights + LED tail lights and 17″ Dynamic 20/2 alloy wheels.
For all those who reserve their Ibiza before June 30, the Spanish brand will offer free equipment packages.
- The entry-level version of the Reference range will include free of charge the Media System Touch equipment with 5'' screen and various connection options via USB, auxiliary socket and SD card, four speakers, multifunction steering wheel, Bluetooth and air conditioning.
- In the Style trim SEAT offers a rear parking sensor, 16'' Design 20/1 alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights and LED tail lights.
- In the higher Xcellence and FR versions, the Media System Plus radio system with 8" Black Pannel colour screen and the Full Link connectivity system are added.
The prices of the versions available at the start of marketing range from 14,060 euros for the 1.0 75 hp version to 19,030 euros for the 1.0 EcoTSI in FR or Xcellence version.