During the launch of the SEAT Arona , Autocar journalists were able to ask a few questions to the head of the research and development department of the manufacturer, Matthias Rabe. The latter confirmed the arrival of a new model by 2020.
It is a coupé SUV that will draw heavily on the 20V20 concept, presented in 2015 at the Geneva Motor Show. Unlike SEAT Ateca and Arona , this newcomer will be more athletic. It may even be the first model marketed under the Cupra label. It should be remembered that SEAT will give Cupra more autonomy, so that the latter is a full-fledged sports department .
It is still too early to know the characteristics of this nth SUV. If we cross reference the information in our possession, it is likely that this sports SUV succumbs to hybridization. In addition, this SUV coupe will be launched after SEAT\’s new seven-seater SUV as well as a 100% electric car based on the MEB platform.
For the development of this sporty SUV and coupe, Luca De Meo, the boss of SEAT, took the example of the Porsche Macan. It is therefore not surprising that this new SUV displays substantially the same dimensions and is a bit more upscale than the rest of the range.
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