The new Seat Ibiza was presented to the world public at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. In fact, the model is a full-fledged fifth generation, and not just another planned restyling. It has stylish pointed headlights with large reflectors and triangular sections of LED daytime running lights. The radiator grille is designed as an inverted trapezoid. It consists of many elongated hexagonal cells and sports a chrome-plated manufacturer’s logo. Below, on the front bumper, is a huge air intake, also covered with a plastic mesh. Along the edges of it you can see special niches with large vertical fog lamps. In general, the model has a rather unusual and memorable angular design. This solution is perfect for a small, agile and dynamic car like the Seat Ibiza.
The new SEAT Ibiza has become longer, but only 7 mm (4059 mm) and 1 mm lower (1444 mm). But the rest of the difference is much more significant.
First of all, in the fifth generation Ibiza, the wheelbase + 95mm (2564 mm) has grown significantly. This, in addition, has reduced the body overhangs by 52 mm at the front and 36 mm at the rear. Second point. The car has become noticeably wider: + 87 mm (1780 mm), the aforementioned changes made it possible not only to make the interior more spacious and significantly increase the trunk volume by 63 liters (355 liters). The wide body made it possible to widen the track, and with the increased wheelbase, this significantly improved the already good handling of the model.
Seat Ibiza’s trunk is of the average size for this class of cars. With the backs of the second row of seats raised, up to 355 liters of free space remains in the back. Thanks to this volume, the car will perfectly cope with the daily tasks of a city dweller. If, at a whim of fate, the owner needs to take on board a larger cargo, he will always be able to fold the back row backs and free up to 1165 liters.
In normal mode, and even more so in sports, SEAT Ibiza is a completely different car. For example, it accelerates to 100 km / h in 9.4 seconds, a very good result for a 115-horsepower B-class car. The thrust is also captivating, a torque of 200 N / m – a very good indicator for such a low-volume engine. Moreover, it is available in a wide range from 2000 to 3500 thousand rpm.
We also note the brake system. It is powerful for the little one and has a very informative pedal. By the way, the brakes of the 115-horsepower version differ from the less powerful Ibiza. Front ventilated brake discs with 20 mm larger diameter (276 mm). There are also disc mechanisms at the back, but non-ventilated, while in the 75 and 95 horsepower versions, the rear has drum brakes.