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SEAT Ibiza Connect

The SEAT Ibiza Full Connect

In every well-established market, the price of products gets lower and lower as the time passes, only with some exceptions. The car industry is responsible for great generational deals.  When a brand-new model is released, the previous one gets considerably cheaper.

The announcement of the SEAT Ibiza fifth-generation model is not a massive revelation but its base price, impressively starting at less than 10,000€ (around AU$14,000), gives us an outstanding impression of its value-price ratio.

In the meanwhile, SEAT is making huge efforts to go back to Australia as soon as possible. The company has stated this in multiple times in recent years. Also, the brand is present in New Zealand. That’s why considering this magnificent deal is such a good idea.

Following this phenomenon, it’s relevant to mention that the Ibiza fourth-generation model has a very nice amount of equipment included. This can only mean one thing: the previous model’s sales are going to keep happening by the thousands.

Economic efficiency

Tech evolution is vital and even more when it allows you to enhance the driving experience. The Ibiza Full Connect includes multi-function steering wheel to control the SEAT Media System Plus through a 6.5-inch color touchscreen along with basic driving assistance.

Compatible with both Android and iPhone through Bluetooth and built-in Audio Streaming, the Full Link experience will allow optimum connection between your car and the smartphone, granting several features.

This update was the perfect opportunity to bring long-awaited improvements. The Full Connect perfectly adjusts to those who desire a nice car full of utility. Of course, exterior got also a fair treatment. The new Ibizawill continue to enjoy its original five-door format and will include dark finish alloy 15-inch wheels and sporty detailing.

Bumpers at both ends, door handles, and mirror housings will be painted the same. Color configurations will be enough for picky customers, offering combinations that are worth our attention.

In terms of power, the Ibiza Full Connect will be available in two engines. The gas-fed option is a small 1.0-liter MPI block with 75 horsepower. On the other hand, the Diesel alternative will make this hatchback very valid for a long journey, along with occupant and luggage, offering a 1.4-liter TDI with 90 horsepower. This last option is a little bit more expensive.

As expected, the Diesel choice is more efficient because consumes very little, offering more hours on the road for less money. In both cases, the only transmission available is a five-speed manual gearbox.

Emotional Meaning

SEATwas founded by a humble post-war partnership and followed European alliances. From the very beginning, it was clear that this company would be the key to re-establish Spain’s economic after the Civil War in 1939.

In 1948, the Spanish Government and several banks formed a foreign partnership with the two favored bidders: Fiat and Volkswagen. This was definitely one big step to what could be the country’s economic recovery.

Thanks to this community-based union, SEAT has become one of the largest manufacturers in Europe and to prove their gratitude towards the customer base, they offer four years of warranty, maintenance, and assistance in its entire lineup.

As an urban model, the new Ibiza looks like an interesting option. Great dimensions and relative comfort come at a very good price. Honestly, it’s hard to find this degree of included equipment and overall quality for less than AU$20,000. However, Australian customers will have to wait a little longer, as the company is trying to achieve its goal of returning to Australia.


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Roy Ellery is the founder of Motor Review Australia. Founding the website in 2017.

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