You might know that facelifting a vehicle usually has the effect of massively improving that car’s sales. As the Seat Ibiza already is a success, the minor changes brought to it shouldn’t make much of a difference. Although a facelift model of a car usually only brings aesthetic changes to it, this particular one also gets a small increase in power.
The Seat Ibiza Facelift will come in three versions: two hatchbacks (with 3 and 5 doors respectively) and a Sport Tourer. The most economic engine is the 1.2-liter that delivers 105 horsepower and a torque of 175 Nm, with an average fuel consumption of 80 mpg. The more powerful 1.4-liter twin charged petrol engine gets the car to 60 in 7.6 seconds, and to a top speed of 132 mph. Seat might launch a 1.0-liter version later after the initial release.
The exterior look also gets enhanced: the front fascia is now more similar to the IBe and IBX concepts. The headlights look more aggressive, and the fog projectors have also been redesigned. The rear fascia is identical to the one in the previous model, except for the stoplights, which have suffered some functionality changes.
The new Seat Ibiza Facelift is scheduled to go on sale sometime this fall.