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2012 SEAT Ibiza facelift arrives in the UK – and with a price drop

Mon, 12 Mar 2012

The 2012 SEAT Ibiza facelift arrives in the UK

With the Geneva public debut for the SEAT Ibiza facelift, the titivated Ibiza arrives in the UK with a small price drop.

SEAT revealed a facelift for the 2012 Ibiza in January and debuted it last week at the Geneva Motor Show. But with that out of the way it’s now time to get the order book for the new Ibiza buzzing, and a price drop is not a bad way to do it.

The price drop isn’t across the range – the facelifted Ibiza still starts at £9,995 for the Ibiza 1.2-litre 60PS E  SC3-door – but there is a small, but welcome, drop of £300 on the Ibiza S A/C (which was the S Copa in the old model), making the 1.2 70 PS kick off at £11,430. It all helps.

But it’s not just near the bottom of the new Ibiza range that SEAT has tweaked prices. The SE trim models get the same £300 reduction and if you move up to the sporty FR models the 1.4-litre TSI 150 PS DSG auto and 2.0-litre TDI 143 PS offer savings of up to £1,00 on the previous model.

Although the changes to the 2012 Ibiza aren’t huge – it gets the new SEAT face with a new grill, new headlights, bigger air intakes and a new bumper and lights at the back – they have freshened the Ibiza up a bit. Interior changes are small – new instrument graphics, Climate controls and steering wheel. But it all adds up to a decent package.

The 2012 Ibiza can now be ordered from SEAT UK which say first cars should arrive in showrooms in April.

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By Cars UK