Seat is considering whether a new “sports car-like crossover” could become its new flagship model, to launch around 2020.
A third, larger SUV is pencilled into Seat’s future plans, but its exact design and positioning is yet to be determined.
“A crossover – a Porsche Macan kind of concept – could be the emerging kind of model. A model that's a mix between a sports car and an SUV – this is one of the segments we see growing,” said Seat boss Luca de Meo.
Seat’s design chief, Alejandro Mesonero, also said that a bigger SUV than the Ateca is coming at some point, a model that he described as "something different".
The new model would be at the top of a range of three Seat SUVs. Currently, Seat only has the the Qashqai-sized Ateca; later this year the Juke-sized Arona, which is based on the new Ibiza, will arrive.
The new flagship SUV would be additional to the 300bhp Ateca Cupra that Seat is planning.