2022 Seat Ibiza FR [UK]

2022 Seat Ibiza FR [UK]

2022 Seat Ibiza FR [UK]

2022 Seat Ibiza FR [UK]

2022 Seat Ibiza FR [UK]

2022 Seat Ibiza FR [UK]

2022 Seat Ibiza FR [UK]

SEAT has updated its small city car, the Ibiza, refreshing the exterior and undertaking a revolution to the interior, which includes new connected technology and driver assistance systems.

The latest SEAT Ibiza has also received a pricing change. From 1st October 2021, pricing in the UK starts at £16,790 OTR for SE 1.0 MPI 80PS, going up to £22,030 OTR for Xcellence Lux 1.0 TSI DSG-Auto 110PS.

The SEAT Ibiza has been a key pillar of the brand's success since it was first introduced in 1984 and, after 37 years, five generations and nearly six million sales, it is SEAT's most successful vehicle to ever roll off the production line. The updated, fifth-generation model is aiming to maintain that winning performance as a key model in its segment in Europe.

"The SEAT Ibiza is an icon in the automotive industry and one of the key pillars of the brand," said Wayne Griffiths, President of SEAT and CUPRA. "The refreshed fifth-generation's new exterior modifications and interior revolution, together with new levels of connectivity and safety mean it's ready to continue the success story."

Designed, developed and produced in Barcelona at SEAT's headquarters in Martorell, the new SEAT Ibiza entered production in July 2021.

Exterior design

The SEAT Ibiza is well-known for its stylish and youthful design, defined by its perfect proportions. The new model is punctuated by subtle additions to the vehicle's exterior aesthetic that enhance the already characterful visual.

Interior design

The SEAT Ibiza's interior represents a design and technology revolution. New materials and technology systems improve its dynamic character with a greater level of perceived quality.

The new floating central infotainment system display is the heartbeat of the digital core. The screen has increased in size by more than 20 per cent compared to its predecessor - the standard screen is now 8.25" (SE trim only) - with the larger 9.2" screen on SE Technology models and above. In addition, its higher position in the cabin - at the driver's eye line - improves its ergonomics and ensures it's safer to operate.

To complement the visual display, every trim level now comes with SEAT's renowned Beats audio system as an option. Additionally, a high-resolution 10.25" Digital Cockpit (driver binnacle) on FR Sport and Xcellence Lux models lift the Ibiza's interior into the digital age.

Improvements have been made throughout; one highlight is the completely new soft dashboard, as well as the new ergonomic multifunction Nappa leather steering wheel, which deliver a greater level of refinement. New upholstery continues the interior design updates, providing a refreshed and sleek look.

The use of lighting technology adds to the Ibiza's personality. The driver and passenger air vents have been redesigned and the surrounds now illuminate using LED technology for FR and Xcellence Lux trims - Red (FR) and Burgundy (Xcellence Lux). Drivers can swap to grey surrounds free of charge if so desired.

The boot space's total capacity remains at 355 litres, making it one of the best in class, and accessing the space is easy with a low loading height.

Safety and convenience

The new SEAT Ibiza integrates a range of new driver assistance systems, making it safer than ever before.

Building on the breadth of systems already in place, such as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Front Assist, and Tiredness Recognition, the updated vehicle now combines some of the most advanced driver assistance systems available in this segment.

Lane Assist ensures the vehicle is always centred in the lane, while Traffic Sign Recognition means the vehicle always knows the speed limit of the road the vehicle is travelling on and visually alerts the driver.

Finally, High Beam Assist has been added to the Ibiza's long list of advanced technologies. The system uses a front-facing camera to detect vehicles in front, travelling in either direction and will automatically switch the lights between high and low-beam as necessary.


Under the bonnet, the new SEAT Ibiza will offer a trio of three-cylinder petrol engines; an 80PS, 95PS and 110PS model.

The entry three-cylinder 1.0 litre MPI petrol engine is matched to a five-speed manual transmission. The unit's multi-point injection system helps the engine deliver excellent response at low-to-mid engine speeds, while the 80PS power output and 93Nm of torque mean that it offers enough to handle the demands of modern-day driving.

Direct-injection technology is used throughout the rest of the engine line-up, with two 1.0 TSI options available.

The 1.0 TSI 95PS (70kW) unit, linked to a five-speed manual transmission, provides 175Nm of torque. Meanwhile the 110PS / 200Nm variant is linked to either a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG-auto dual-clutch transmission. The most powerful of these three-cylinder units enables the Ibiza to achieve 0-62mph in 10.3 seconds, and deliver a maximum speed of 121mph.

The SEAT Ibiza's MQB A0 platform remains, and features front MacPherson struts and a torsion beam rear to deliver a dynamic chassis which meets the demands of city driving, but is adaptable enough to cope with adventures further afield. FR and FR Sport models feature specially tuned sport suspension.

Finally, the SEAT Drive Profiles and Eco function are available on FR, FR Sport and Xcellence Lux trim levels (not available with 1.0 MPI engine). Available at the press of a button, the modes modify the engine response, steering, suspension and gearbox.

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