Geneva-bound Seat crossover concept – IAB Rendering
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Is a follow-up to the IBX concept.
Set to go on sale in 2016, here’s a mockup of the full front of the Seat crossover that will attend the Geneva Motor Show 2015 as a concept.
Seat unveiled the IBX crossover concept four years ago at the same venue, but what they will bring to this year’s edition would be much closer to production.
Last March, Seat confirmed that its crossover would meet production lines in 2016, and that vehicle had already been under development at the Martorell facility for two years. “The SUV is an important pillar in the future corporate strategy and is a major step forward on the road to reaching sustainable profitability for the company” company chairman Jürgen Stackmann had declared.
Though information on the size and specifications is unavailable, expect the car to be formed on the MQB platform and sport the same powertrains as the Ibiza, with engines in the 1.2-2.0-liter displacement range in three- and four-cylinder configurations, available in naturally aspirated and turbocharged guise, paired to 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and 7-speed DSG transmissions.
The urban vehicle, to be placed in the B+ or C Segment, is expected with optional 4WD and a full-on Cupra performance variant could also follow.
Recognizably, the visual theme of the car is similar to the Ibiza and Leon, with the trapezoidal headlamps, the ‘tornado line’ and sculpted wheel arches.