Seat Ibiza ST presents by

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Seat Ibiza ST

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Stylish, practical supermini estate has joined our fleet in time for the warm weather and the holiday season.

The latest addition to our fleet promises to bring a welcome dose of Spanish sunshine to the Auto Express car park.

And with is sleek looks and racy latin temperament, the SEAT Ibiza ST has all the ingredients to make itself as popular as the recent spell of warm weather.

It#8217;s certainly made more of an impact with friends and family than the Toyota Auris it replaces. In addition to practical supermini estate credentials, the car has genuinely eye-catching styling #8211; particularly the bold slashes in the flanks. Plus, our model#8217;s 145 Pounds optional 17-inch alloy wheels provide even greater kerbside appeal.

Things are equally stylish inside. A sweeping dashboard, smart circular air vents and chunky all help create a sporty atmosphere. If only the ST came with as much standard equipment as the Auris.

Over the past few months I#8217;ve been spoiled by the Toyota#8217;s list of gadgets, which included sat-nav, a reversing camera and climate control. In contrast, our SEAT #8211; a range-topping-sport #8211; feels like an entry-level model, especially when you take into account some of the low-rent plastics.

Unfortunately, the ST can#8217;t hide its supermini origins when it comes to space for occupants. While those up front get plenty of head and legroom, passengers in the rear can feel a bit cramped. I have managed to squeeze three teenagers into the back seat, but it could get uncomfortable in a long journey. One thing that isn#8217;t in short supply is straight-line pace.

Under the SEAT#8217;s bonnet is the same 104bhp 1.2-litre turbo that attracted so much praise in our Skoda Yeti.

It#8217;s got only a handful of miles under its belt, but already the powerplant#8217;s smooth and eager nature is impressing anyone who climbs behind the Ibiza#8217;s wheel. And it#8217;s not all about performance, either.

Take a look at the tailgate and you#8217;ll spot small Ecomotive badge, which means efficiency-boosting kit such as stop-start is fitted as standard. The system isn#8217;t as intuitive as that in the Auris, with its CVT auto box #8211; in the ST, you have to remember to select neutral at the lights and take your foot off the clutch #8211; but CO2 emissions of 119 g/km prove it#8217;s effective. Economy is less impressive, as I#8217;ve managed only a disappointing 312 mpg so far.

This is a long way short of SEAT#8217;s 554mpg claim, although it#8217;s worth noting that most of my miles have been racked up in London traffic. I expect this to impove as time goes on. And I look forward to stretching the Ibiza#8217;s legs on some longer trips.

After the dependable Auris, the sparkling SEAT is a breath of fresh air. And I hope my feelings towards it remain just as warm in 12 months#8217; time.

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