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A model similar to the 20V20 concept will enter production as a sporty model taking inspiration from the Porsche Macan's formula
Jimi Beckwith
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12 October 2017

Seat will put a sporty SUV-coupé into production in 2020, the brand's research and development boss Matthias Rabe has said.

Speaking at the launch of the new Seat Arona crossover, Rabe confirmed the brand’s plan for the model, which could be the first launched under what will then be a standalone Cupra brand

The model's styling will draw heavily from the Seat 20V20 concept of the 2015 Geneva motor show

It's likely to have a plug-in hybrid powertrain somewhere in the range as the Barcelona brand prepares to electrify its range in line with its Volkswagen Group stablemates. 

The first electric Seat will arrive in 2019, likely based on Mii, followed in 2020 by a new model based on the Group’s electric-only MEB platform.

Seat boss Luca De Meo previously said that he sees potential in the sports crossover market, giving the Porsche Macan as an example. 

Given De Meo’s citing of the Macan, it’s likely that Seat's SUV-coupé will be a more upmarket offering from the Cupra brand, although it’s not yet known where the model will be positioned in relation to the Macan in terms of dimensions, specification or price.

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Spanner 13 October 2017

Disadvantaged

i want the disadvantages of a coupe, a 4x4 and a small hatchback all in one - bingo, Sir your seat/Mercedes/BMW lash up awaits.

Not an SUV. The utility bit is missing. 

fadyady 12 October 2017

Clone easy peasy

Easy recipe: Take a Porsche Macan which is itself an Audi Q5 or VW Tiguan if you are so inclined minus the badge and the grille. Put smaller engine in and replace grille and badges with Seat's. Job done! Another VW clone on the road. Kerching!