Paul Regan03 April 2009

Space Ibiza

Another Balearic dance album? Nope, a far less exciting new estate from Seat

Space Ibiza

This little sketch gives you a rough idea of what Seat's next big project will look like - it's an estate version of the little Ibiza.

Led by Seat design chief and ex-Lamborghini man Luc Donckerwolke, the Ibiza ST is a rakish shape that'll probably put looks ahead of capacity - a bit like a ‘small premium estate', as the man at Seat was keen to tell us.

It sits on a slightly stretched Ibiza platform (itself shared with the latest Polo) and will get some new engines not offered in the existing line-up. The idea is to take the fight to the French - namely Renault Clio and Peugeot 207, which, let's face it, isn't going to be much of a scrap.

Other details at this stage are, er, sketchy. A concept will probably be ready for the Paris show later this year and that'd mean an on-sale date of early 2011.

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