SEAT announces new Ibiza pricing

  • Pricing announced for facelifted Ibiza
  • Entry-level model available for £9,995
  • Some models now cheaper than before

SEAT has announced pricing for the facelifted SEAT Ibiza, which recently debuted at the Geneva Motor Show.

Due to be launched next month, and available to order now, the price for the entry-level model has remained the same as the outgoing version.

That means buyers will be able to purchase the 1.2-litre 59bhp petrol 'E' three-door SC model for £9,995.

The range remains relatively unchanged, with E, S A/C, SE and FR models on offer. The least expensive five-door model will be the 1.2-litre 69bhp petrol S A/C model, which will cost £11,430. It's priced at around £300 less than the outgoing S Copa editions.

In another change to the range, the small and economical 1.2-litre petrol engine, which can average around 50mpg, will be available in the ST model for the first time. That lowers its starting price to £12,140, down from a list price of £13,515 for the current entry-level ST - a substantial drop of £1,375.

The new mid-level Ibiza SE specification is again available for £300 less than the outgoing SE Copa models. All body styles in this specification are available with a range of petrol engines that includes a 1.4-litre 84bhp unit, and a 1.2-litre 103bhp TSI derivative with an automatic DSG gearbox. Diesel engines on offer include a sub-100g/km 1.2-litre 74bhp TDI and a 1.6-litre 103bhp TDI.  

FR trim, which SEAT touts as the 'sporty and stylish' option, has received a wider range of engines and is now also available with the 1.2-litre 103bhp TSI petrol engine. Both the current 1.4-litre 148bhp TSI engine, with a DSG gearbox, and the 2.0-litre 141bhp diesel remain available but the prices have fallen by up to £1,100.

For the first time ever the FR - Formula Racing - brand has also been extended to include the Ibiza ST, a compact estate.

Those who are tempted to go for a more practical five-door model, instead of the three-door SC model, will find that the price increase is a moderate £500. Stepping up from a five-door model to the more sporting ST versions again commands only a relatively sensible price hike of £710.

The SEAT Ibiza is available to order now, with prices starting at £9,995.

To find out more about the new model, read our previous story here.