Presented this year, before its world premiere at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March, the new Seat Ibiza just had its press launch in Barcelona, Spain.
This means that we are the Spanish brand rivals to the popular Renault Clio and Ford Fiesta, in the first real world test rides in the hands of automobile journals including the likes of AutoExpress And WhatCar. Of course, the focus is on the new 1.5-liter TSI petrol engine, which in the FR, which feels a very close heat-flow and is the best, Potentes offer until the Cupra arrives.
However, the 1.0-liter three-cylinder unit, which is available with either 93 hp or 113 hp, seems to be an interesting choice. Even if it stays pretty much the same as in the previous Ibiza, it is refined and is now quieter and smoother.
The journey is to be composed no matter which version is selected, although the FR feels a bit stiffer.
In addition, the sound insulation was improved, so the cabin became quieter, but the wind noise has not completely disappeared from the picture.
Seat has already placed the order books for the new Ibiza in selected European markets, about two months before the start of the first deliveries. But if you look at the 1.5 TSI, then you should wait a bit before you make a deposit, as this becomes available later.