What is it?
The new Seat Ibiza - another refreshed model that will test even the most eagle-eyed car enthusiast who tries to spot the differences between this latest fifth-generation supermini and its predecessor.
You’ll have to look very hard indeed, because the only exterior styling tweaks are new daytime running lights and LED tail-lights, and new alloy wheels with a choice of two designs. That’s it.
However, the Spanish car firm has armed the Ibiza with a range of seven petrol and three diesel Euro 6-compliant engines, six of which are completely new.
Seat is keen to reiterate that this is the first Volkswagen Group supermini to receive all of the 1.0-litre three cylinder derivatives, from the normally aspirated 74bhp version to the 109bhp turbocharged variant you see here.
The motor is paired with a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic gearbox and features a new electric power steering set-up, while retuned springs, dampers and anti-roll bars aim to improve the ride and handling.
Six trim levels will be available in the UK: E, S, SE, Toca, Connect and FR. A hot Cupra model will be launched later in the model's lifecycle.
Inside, Seat has discarded its old infotainment system from the fourth-generation model in favour of a brand new ‘Full Link’ multimedia touchscreen system, which is standard on Connect and FR trims and optional on lesser variants.
When connected to your smartphone, the system essentially copies the phone’s display onto the touchscreen, from where it allows you to listen to text messages and view up to 35 applications while on the move.