The SEAT Ibiza is a supermini car manufactured by the Spanish automaker SEAT since 1984. It is SEAT’s best-selling car. The Ibiza is named after the Spanish island of Ibiza, and its use in the supermini car was the second nomenclature in naming models after Spanish cities, after the SEAT Ronda.
Introduced in 2002, the new SEAT Ibiza represents the third generation of the vehicle as well as the third model built under the patronage of Volkswagen. The design of the car reveals a more aggressive but modern car, the whole design being made by Walter de’Silva, a famous designer who also worked for Fiat, Audi and Alfa Romeo. More important, the 2002 Ibiza is based on the A04 platform belonging to Volkswagen, sharing multiple parts, including engines, with Polo.
The Ibiza is available in either three or five-door hatchback variants, and between 1993 and 2008, saloon, coupé and estate versions were sold as the SEAT Córdoba. In 2010, an estate version, called Ibiza ST, was launched.