Fit and finish is certainly good and there are enough soft-touch surfaces, though there’s a slightly bewildering mix of trim graining. The traditional, random leather-like texture is still on a few surfaces, but the Ibiza also features what manufacturers like to call a technical grain. Then there’s the steering wheel, which has four different textures, so it’s anything but a dull cabin.
More logical is the layout of its dials and some very neat touches. There are also two auxiliary ports for a portable music player and a slot for one to sit in, although this ought to be standard rather than optional, especially if Seat is serious about selling to a younger audience.
Cabin space is as good as you could reasonably expect from a 4m-long supermini. In the front there is no shortage of range for the height-adjustable driver’s seat and reach and rake-adjustable steering wheel. Space in the rear is a little tighter, but you can seat four adults in this car without worry.