Seat Ibiza hatchback updated for 2021

Published 16 April 2021

SEAT has updated the Ibiza with more tech, a revised engine range and a subtly fresh look. The Ford Fiesta and Peugeot 208 rival will go on sale in the autumn.

The exterior design is largely untouched, but LED lights are now standard on the front and back, while three new alloy wheel designs have been added to the range. Two new colours are available, as well: Sapphire Blue (pictured above) and Asphalt Blue.

The Ibiza also swaps its integrated touchscreen for a larger, Leon-inspired ‘floating’ unit — offered in 8.25-inch or 9.2-inch guise depending on trim. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto feature on the updated infotainment system, as does a voice assistant — which is woken up by saying 'hola, hola'.

Top-rung FR Sport and Xcellence cars also gain a 10.25-inch digital instrument display, while all variants get illuminating air vents and a soft-touch dashboard.

SEAT Ibiza 2021 Interior

Additional new features include a pair of USB-C ports in the front and an embedded SIM card that allows access to SEAT's eCall emergency response service and other internet-based functions including live traffic data and fuel station prices.

In terms of advanced driver assistance, the 2021 Ibiza matches the updated Arona — gaining a semi-autonomous travel assist function, lane assist, high beam assist, traffic sign recognition and blindspot warning.

The all-petrol engine range is made up of three 1.0-litre three-cylinder units: 80PS, 95PS and 110PS. The first two are paired to a five-speed manual gearbox, but the most powerful gets a choice between a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG automatic.

Prices and specifications for the updated Ibiza will be confirmed before the model arrives in UK dealerships later this year.

SEAT Ibiza Rear

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