SEAT Ibiza 5th Generation
In 2017 fifth generation of Ibiza was being introduced during Geneva motor show while after becoming the part of Volkswagen Group this has been shifted to new better MQB A0 Platform even before Volkswagen polo, Skoda fabia and Audi A1. SEAT Ibiza was the first vehicle with MQB. As compared to the previous generations new Ibiza made 87 mm wider that makes it more planted on the road during high speeds and after being shifted to new platform and with new technologies adopted from other VW group vehicles Ibiza has now become the major competitor in super mini cars Market moreover it has all the things those younger people require in their ride.
Trims & Versions:
SEAT Ibiza has six different trims having tech and features according to your need like from basic Equipped “SE” to Fun Drive “FR Sport” and with luxurious feature “Xcellence”.
SE Trim: (with standard features)
Alloy wheels, color touch screen (6.5 inch), Leather wrapped steering wheel, Split folding rear seats, xenon head lights, electric door Mirrors.
SE Technology: (Additional features w.r.t SE)
Radio CD, Navigation system
FR Trim: (Additional features w.r.t SE Technology)
17 inch alloy wheels, sporty look, sport suspensions, sport seats, cruise control, rain sensing wipers, LED headlights, navigation system, autopilot function, full led headlights pack.
FR Sport: (Additional features w.r.t FR)
Digital instrument cluster, suede upholstery
Xcellence: (Additional features w.r.t FR sport)
Keyless go, Reverse Parking Aid, Front arm rest, Collision avoidance breaking
Xcellence Lux: (Additional features w.r.t Xcellence)
Front parking sensors, Reverse parking aid, Digital information cluster, Adaptive cruise control, Autopilot function, Collision avoidance braking.
Engine & Power:
SEAT Ibiza is available with 4 different engines including three petrol engines and one diesel engine.
EZ (Petrol Engine):
Three cylinders fuel injection engine generates the 80hp@6200rpm with maximum torque of 93nm@3750rpm, is paired with five speed manual transmission. With this engine Ibiza takes 14.7 seconds to accelerate from 0-60 mph and achieve the top speed of 106 mph while gives the fuel efficiency of 52.3 MPG combined.
1.0 TSI 115 HP (Petrol engine):
Three cylinder Turbo engine generates 105hp@500rpm with maximum torque of 200nm@2000rpm paired with either 5 speed manual or 7 speed automatic transmission. It accelerate from 0-60 in 9.3-9.5 seconds and have top speed of 120mph while gives the fuel economy of 45.6 MPG.
1.0 TSI 95 HP (Petrol Engine):
Three Cylinder engine generates 95hp@5000rpm with maximum torque of 175nm@1500rpm paired with 5 speed Manual transmission. It takes 10.9 seconds to accelerate from 0-60 mph and have top speed of 133 Miles per hour while it gives 51.4 MPG fuel economy combined.
1.6 TDI (Diesel Engine):
Four cylinders turbo engine generates 95hp@2750rpm with maximum torque of 250nm@1500rpm paired with 5 speed manual transmission. It takes 11.2 seconds to accelerate from 0-60 mph and have top speed of 113mph while gives 57.6 combined fuel economy.
Just like other super mini’s Different engine of SEAT Ibiza are best suitable for different driving needs; if you travel mostly on highway and have long routes than Diesel engine is the best suitable with high fuel economy but lower Acceleration. 1.0 Liter MPI engine will be a better choice to own Ibiza for travelling within town obviously it will again saves on fuel but it will be more under powered and if taken on highway it will give sluggish performance. Best recommended engines are turbo’s while 1.0 turbo with 95hp even more suitable both in terms of fuel and acceleration and on highway it gives you great driving experience with quick acceleration.
Base engine generates lot of sound on high speed and high acceleration While same with diesel you will experience the vibrations, but turbo engines during cruising at high speed remain soundless and gives more smooth driving experience and with windows close you will have quiet interior as well and only sound you may experience at high speeds will be the sound of tires. SEAT Ibiza is consider as a light driving vehicle with decent visibility and because of increase width it is more planted on highway than ever before. Steering response is good both in town and on highway while the overall ride quality is comfortable and you will not Experience bumps and path holes and if you prefer comfort over other things than Volkswagen polo is also the worth consideration.
Exterior Design & features:
SEAT Ibiza is one of the most practical and best designed car and according to details buyer of Ibiza are younger than buyers of other super mini cars. Its sharp eye catching design with neat proportions attract the customers more and according to parkers.co.uk they consider it best runner up in the parkers first car award 2020 for getting top positions in previous couple of years. Distinctive LED headlights, increase width and lower ground clearance make it look sportier while alloy wheels are standard in all the versions. This is also the first vehicle of Volkswagen group that use MQB-AO platform and the new 5th generation Ibiza shares it styling proportions with its bigger brother SEAT Leon.
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Other Exterior features:
- Anti theft roof antenna
- Rear fog lights
- LED tail lights
- LED daytime running lights
- Cornering front fog lights
- Electrically adjustable door mirrors
- Electric headlight adjustment
- Twin halogen headlamps
- Chrome grille
- Automatic headlights
- Body color bumpers
- Body color door handles
- Body color door mirrors
- Electric front windows
Interior Design & features:
Interior of SEAT Ibiza is competitive in the class, May it didn’t match the quality of Volkswagen polo but still better than lot of its other competitors. Soft touch plastic has been used inside and with leather wrapped steering wheel, handbrake and transmission in higher trims it feels even more qualitative even in Xcellence luxury trim suede upholstery on dashboard available as well. Interior is so much spacious and have enough head and leg room for comfortably sitting of adults. Availability of interior in different colors gives choice to the customers according to their taste. Entry level trim is equipped with 6.5 inches infotainment screen and with shifting to higher trims you get 8 inches touch screen and we all know larger touch screen don’t only give the better experience but also enhances the interior of vehicle. Ibiza has thin pillars that decrease the any type of visibility issue as well, front seats are comfortable and even better with under thigh support but lumber support is missing whose absence full filled with lower base support.
Other interior features:
- Gear shift indicator
- Instrument lighting with brightness control
- Rear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachment
- Dust/pollen filter
- 60/40 split folding rear seat
- Height adjustable passenger seat
- Driver’s sun visor with ticket holder/vanity mirror
- Leather steering wheel and gear knob
- 3 rear headrests
- Front reading lights
- Passenger sun visor
- Leather handbrake
- Height adjustable front/rear head restraints
- Front cup holders x 2
- Front courtesy lights
- Illuminated boot
- Height adjustable driver’s seat
- Glove box
- Cloth upholstery
- Height/reach adjust steering wheel
- Air conditioning
SEAT Ibiza was give 5 start ratings in 2017 by NCAP moreover in current generation all the trims are equipped with list of standard features including
- Collision avoidance braking
- Curtain airbags
- Tire pressure monitor
- Drivers airbag
- Traction control
- 3×3 point rear seat belts
- Side airbags
- Isofix child seat anchor points
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- SE Starts: 14,023 Pounds
- SE Technology starts: 14,651 Pounds
- FR Starts: 15,385 Pounds
- FR Sport Starts: 16,489 Pounds
- Xcellence starts: 16,046 Pounds
- Xcellence Lux: 17,262 Pounds