1 Comment
Seat Teases New Ibiza Hatch Photo:
2012_seat_ibiza_cupra_03 Photo: tmr
2012_seat_ibiza_cupra_17 Photo: tmr
2014_seat_ibiza_cupra_cupster_concept_04 Photo: tmr
2012_seat_ibiza_cupra_06 Photo: tmr
2014_seat_ibiza_cupra_cupster_concept_07 Photo: tmr
2012_seat_ibiza_cupra_08 Photo: tmr
2012_seat_ibiza_cupra_19 Photo: tmr
2014_seat_ibiza_cupra_cupster_concept_02 Photo: tmr
2012_seat_ibiza_cupra_05 Photo: tmr
2014_seat_ibiza_cupra_cupster_concept_01 Photo: tmr
2012_seat_ibiza_cupra_10 Photo: tmr
2012_seat_ibiza_cupra_16 Photo: tmr
2012_seat_ibiza_cupra_04 Photo: tmr
2014_seat_ibiza_cupra_cupster_concept_06 Photo: tmr
2012_seat_ibiza_cupra_09 Photo: tmr
2012_seat_ibiza_cupra_15 Photo: tmr
2012_seat_ibiza_cupra_14 Photo: tmr
2012_seat_ibiza_cupra_01 Photo: tmr
2014_seat_ibiza_cupra_cupster_concept_05 Photo: tmr
2012_seat_ibiza_cupra_12 Photo: tmr
2012_seat_ibiza_cupra_13 Photo: tmr
2012_seat_ibiza_cupra_02 Photo: tmr
2012_seat_ibiza_cupra_18 Photo: tmr
2014_seat_ibiza_cupra_cupster_concept_03 Photo: tmr
2012_seat_ibiza_cupra_11 Photo: tmr
2012_seat_ibiza_cupra_07 Photo: tmr
Mike Stevens | Jul, 25 2014 | 1 Comment

Seat has released a first teaser of its next-generation Ibiza light hatch, expected to debut in late 2016 or early 2017.

To get the current model through, Seat is also expected to unveil a facelift for the six year-old fourth-generation Ibiza in the coming year.

As for the all-new 2017 model, this comparison chart, showcased at a company dinner to celebrate the range’s 30 year history, offers a first hint at what we can expect.

Speaking at the event, Seat boss Jürgen Stackmann said the new Ibiza’s designers are focused on ensuring volume-selling appeal and a unique design.

"It needs to be normal enough to be bought by everyone but different enough to stand out in the market,” Stackmann told the assembled guests and media.

The sketch shows that while Seat’s sharp angles will again feature with the new Ibiza, a more mature look will appear through the profile.

"It's going to have great horizontality, and blister lines developed from the Leon. The lines of the current car will change but the spirit won't,” Seat design boss Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos said.

“Even without badges it will clearly be an Ibiza, we are working really hard on the proportions so this new car still looks good when we celebrate the Ibiza’s 50th anniversary.”

The new Ibiza will be build on the Volkswagen Group’s versatile MQB platform, which already underpins the likes of the new Golf and the larger new Passat.

The Ibiza’s direct counterpart in the VW range is the light Polo, and the next generation of that model will also utilise the MQB platform.

However, it will be Skoda’s next Fabia, to be revealed at October’s Paris Motor Show, that will be the first light model to ride on the new platform.

MORE: Seat News
MORE: Skoda, VW News and Reviews

TMR Comments
Latest Comments
The size of your tyre is located on the sidewall of your tyre.
It will be similar to the sample below.