So far, we’ve only tried the Ibiza’s 1.0 TSI engines. The lower-powered 94bhp version is more than up to the job, pulling eagerly from low revs and whisking the car up to speed surprisingly briskly if you allow the revs to build. We managed a very respectable 0-60mph sprint time of 9.9 seconds.
The 113bhp version of the same 1.0-litre turbocharged engine is punchier still, although not by enough to make it worth the price premium.
Meanwhile, our experience of the entry-level 74bhp 1.0 engine in other applications (the Skoda Fabia and VW Polo) suggests it’s best avoided. This engine makes do without a turbocharger so needs to be thrashed if you want to get anywhere in a hurry.
If want extra oomph, you'll need to wait for the 148bhp 1.5-litre petrol due to be launched later in 2017.