Spanish marque SEAT has introduced the 2015 Ibiza facelift at the Barcelona Motor Show.
Spanish marque SEAT has introduced the Ibiza facelift at the 2015 Barcelona Motor Show.
They say it still has an "up-to-the minute" design which is why the cosmetic tweaks are limited to slightly different headlights with LED DRLs, fresh 16- and 17-inch wheels and Moonstone Silver & Chilli Red paints. It's the same story on the inside where minor updates were implemented to the steering wheel, air vents, instrument cluster and radio system while the new soft touch materials provide an upscale feel.
Customers will be able to individualize their cars thanks to new Color Packs and two-tone wheels available across the entire range: three-door SC, five-door hatchback and the ST wagon. Moreover, Seat is adding several safety and assistance systems such as Tiredness Recognition and Multi-Collision Brake. It will be offered with the company's latest generation infotainment system with support for satellite navigation, DAB digital radio, iPod / USB / Bluetooth / smartphone connectivity as well as with Mirror Link integration. There's also a new SEAT Sound System with six speakers, subwoofer, amplifier and individual setting options.
In terms of engines, the 2015 Seat Ibiza will be available with a three-cylinder 1.0-liter serving as the entry-level offering with 75 PS (55 kW) in naturally aspirated configuration and 95 PS (70 kW) & 110 PS (81 kW) in turbocharged guise. There's also a beefier 1.4 TSI with 150 PS (110 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) and active cylinder technology. On the diesel side, you can get several TDI engines developing 75 PS (55 kW), 90 PS (66 kW) and 105 PS (77 kW). A six-speed manual gearbox is standard but the 110 PS TSI and 90 PS TDI can be optionally mated to a dual-clutch six-speed transmission.
The "New Ibiza" will go on sale this fall and will be sold until sometime next year when the fifth generation will be out.