What happens when a mainstream car company hires a former Lamborghini design chief to style their latest car? The SEAT Ibiza hatchback that's what. So it's no wonder the Ibiza so easily turns heads when its smooth dimensions cruise by. The three-door model in particular sports a sloping rear that creates a sleek shape that's almost as dramatic as the face on the 2013 Ford Fiesta. If you’re looking for family practicality, then obviously the five-door version will be a better fit, even if the boot space isn’t as large as it could be. For more space, you can get a SEAT Ibiza ST estate, but these are quite rare – with only a handful available on the used market. The Ibiza comes in four specifications – entry-level E, mid-range S and SE, and top-of-the-range FR. The base model and the S are a bit short on equipment and accessories, however, so you might prefer to focus on SE models and above. You get to choose from a range of compact, economical engines that are available across the whole range and that have been tried and tested in the VW Polo – with which it shares many parts – so expect great reliability, too. The interior layout is really appealing and very easy to live with, with a good, comfortable driving position, but the firm suspension does reduce ride comfort a bit. For those with a need for speed, a 178bhp Cupra version of three-door coupe should do the trick, going from 0-62mph in under seven seconds.