As any football fan will tell you, Barcelona is used to being the best. But the city has yet to achieve quite the same success in the world of motoring, with its local car maker Seat more often hovering around mid-table than challenging at the top of the league.
That finally seems to be changing, though. In 2016, the Seat Ateca small SUV took on, and beat, the mighty Nissan Qashqai, and the Spanish brand is now hoping for similar giant-killing success in the small car arena with the latest Seat Ibiza.
But should rivals like the Skoda Fabia and Britain’s best-selling car, the Ford Fiesta, really be worried? Read on over the next few pages to find out, and we’ll also tell you which of the Seat Ibiza’s engines and trims make the most sense.