20 November 2003

Seat’s Tango is heading for the last-chance saloon with a decision on whether or not to build the 2001 concept due by next Easter. The two-seater has been given a stay of execution while the car’s supporters build a business case around new underpinnings.

The original concept was built on the previous Ibiza’s PQ24 platform, but engineers are keen to use current components to keep costs down.

‘We continue to put pressure on from our side,’ said Seat’s chief designer Steve Lewis. ‘We feel it’s a car we need.’ Seat’s board says the car doesn’t need to turn in a profit, but must at least break even to get the go-ahead.

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Dallara Stradale
    The Stradale is the first road-legel car from Italian motorsport constructor Dallara
    First Drive
    16 March 2018
    The motorsport constructor's first road car is inspired by Lotus minimalism. Does it thrill on road and track?
  • Hyundai i30 N
    Standard spec is good so paint colour is our car’s only option
    First Drive
    16 March 2018
    What’s Hyundai’s first hot hatch and N-brand debutant really like? Let’s find out
  • Porsche Boxster GTS
    This is the new GTS version of the Porsche Boxster
    First Drive
    15 March 2018
    The 718-generation Boxster is our favourite roadster of the moment – so is this new GTS variant worth the extra outlay?
  • BMW 5 Series
    First Drive
    15 March 2018
    The BMW 5 Series is top of the mid-exec pack, but is there still room for a diesel saloon in everyday family life?
  • Audi A7 front
    First Drive
    14 March 2018
    The new Audi A7 Sportback looks the part, but how does the new Mercedes-Benz CLS rival cope on UK roads? We find out