A large Seat SUV could be launched at the turn of the decade, according to the firm's UK boss Richard Harrison.
Such a car was previewed by the Seat 20V20 concept car last year, but at the time it was described as a concept to inform the styling of the soon-to-launch Seat Ateca, a rival to the Nissan Qashqai, and upcoming smaller SUV rival, a mooted Nissan Juke rival.
However Harrison says that Seat's anticipated growth curve, driven by the SUV launches and a refreshed Seat Ibiza before the turn of the decade, will open up new opportunities for the brand.
"There's a healthy debate going on as to where we go next," said Harrison. "Today we sell cars that cover 52% of the market, by the end of 2017 that will be 80% - that's a great foundation from which to look where we go next.