2012 Seat Ibiza Pricedrop


Seat decided to launch the new range of Ibiza models, 2012MY, with lower price than outgoing models. This either means they’ve become a sharing caring company, or they’re struggling with sales.

Whatever, The Ibiza is a good car. As before, the UK range extends up from the E through S A/C and SE to the sporty FR model.  For the first time, too, New Ibiza ST buyers will be able to enjoy the dynamic delights of an FR version as SEAT expands its Formula Racing sub-brand to its svelte supermini estate. The entry-level New Ibiza – the 1.2-litre 60 PS E in three-door SC bodystyle – remains available at just £9,995 RRP on the road.

In spite of the lower price, you get a fresh new look, and many upgrades inside the cabin. The ST estate is now also available with the FR sport kit.

2012 Ibiza Range 1 2012 Seat Ibiza Pricedrop

Further details in Seat press release below:

The core basic model in the new line up – the SEAT Ibiza S A/C – is offered at an average of £300 less than the outgoing S Copa editions.  The most affordable Ibiza 5dr is therefore the 1.2 70 PS S /C model, at just £11,430 RRP on the road.  This engine is also now available in the Ibiza ST body style, giving it a significantly reduced starting price of only £12,140 RRP.

On the mid-level New Ibiza SE, there’s a similar £300 average price reduction versus the outgoing SE Copa.  Here, all Ibiza body-styles have the same four derivatives on offer.  The accessible 1.4 85 PS petrol model is joined by the sprightly 1.2 TSI 105 PS, with state-of-the-art seven-speed DSG for those who require an automatic.  Two diesels are offered in this spec; the hyper-frugal 92 g/km 1.2 TDI 75 PS Ecomotive and the 1.6 TDI 105 PS.  The latter is available in SE trim for the first time.

The great news for fans of SEAT’s sporty and stylish FR trim is that it now occupies an even more affordable place in the extensive Ibiza range, with engine availability widened to include turbocharged 105 PS units in both petrol and diesel.  The established higher-end FR derivatives – 1.4-litre TSI 150 PS DSG-auto and 2.0-litre TDI 143 PS turbodiesel – are also available at much lower prices – up to a massive £1,100 less, in fact.  For the very first time FR is also now available on the Ibiza ST, for those who crave a practical yet genuinely sporty small estate.

As on the outgoing model, the ‘walk’ from any Ibiza SC model to the equivalent 5dr model is just £500.  To move from 5dr to ST is another £710 in every case.

Of course aside from compelling new prices, the design of the New Ibiza has been fully updated in line with SEAT’s latest styling direction.  Since 2008 the brand has shown a stunning selection of concept vehicles – most recently the IBE, IBX and IBL – which point the way to a range of all-new models yet to come.

Under the stewardship of new Head of Design Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos the New Ibiza takes on many of the sharp, dynamic details which will be a hallmark of SEAT design in the coming years.

Thus the New Ibiza boasts reshaped headlights that now include sculptural elements inside the clusters similar to the new Alhambra MPV and the recently-revised Exeo family of executive class saloons and estates.  Specifying optional bi-xenon headlights also adds LED daytime running lights for an even bolder appearance.

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