After two years of design and development, SEAT has shown off a new four-door coupe SUV at the Geneva motor show… and confirmed it will be coming to the UK in 2016.
SEAT has named the car the ‘20V20’ and described it as a four-door sports coupe which combines elements of an SUV and a mid-sized estate car. The name means ‘vision viente viente’, or 20:20 vision in Spanish.
“Design is already one of the most important reasons for buying a SEAT and we intend to build on this strength, along with technology,” said SEAT boss Jürgen Stackmann. “Many details of the 20V20 will be evident in future production models.”
These styling details include an X theme, which features on the front and rear of the car. A V shape on the bonnet means an upturned V in the grille, while at the rear the lines take in the tailgate and the rear bumper.
The show car is 4.66m, making it 43cm longer than the Leon hatchback, while it features a 2.79m-long wheelbase and a 1.65m-wide front track. It sits on 20in alloy wheels and has a 22.8cm ground clearance. Seat has not specified precise interior dimensions, but says the 20V20 has more than 600 litres of luggage space on offer.
The boot also features a pair of luggage trolleys beneath the floor, along with something SEAT is calling the Personal Mover. This is an electric scooter-like vehicle, which is designed to take the driver on the last stretch of their journey from the parking space to their destination.
SEAT has confirmed that the 20V20 is capable of accommodating a variety of different engines with petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrids all possible.
A Cupra version is also being mulled, but even in standard form, the new SUV will still be one of the sportiest cars in its class, while retaining everyday usability and practicality.