The New SEAT 20V20 concept is only the second SUV showcar to come out of VW’s Spanish off-shoot, but you wouldn’t know they are amateurs based on this car’s cool style and perfect size. Large by Euro standards, this new “twenty twenty” SUV brings the interior roominess of a BMW X3 but width of an X5 — while lower than both.
The 20V20 is a very, very appealing design and would surely be a big seller for SEAT in crossover-mad markets like the UK.
2015 SEAT 20V20
SEAT PRESENTS THE 20V20 SHOWCAR
Prospect of an extremely dynamic, four-door midsize compact SUV
Evolution of the Spanish brand’s seductive design language
Innovative driving technologies, assistance systems and connectivity
Geneva, 02/03/2015.- This evening, SEAT President Jürgen Stackmann presented the brand’s 20V20 showcar at the Volkswagen Group media event, a prelude to tomorrow’s opening of the Geneva Motor Show.
The SEAT 20V20 (meaning Vision 2020) delivers a clear vision of the brand’s future in the form of a powerful, exceptionally sporty SUV. The sculptural silhouette of this car reveals the systematic development of the Spanish carmaker’s seductive design language. The 20V20 reinvents the concept of an SUV and takes aesthetics and driving pleasure to the highest level in a car that redefines sportiness.
Speaking at the Volkswagen Group media evening, Jürgen Stackmann stated that “the 20V20 reflects SEAT’s ambition in the future. With this showcar we are highlighting how we intend to develop our brand’s design language. At SEAT we aim to develop and produce highly emotional cars that appeal to our customers, with plenty of character, innovative design, modern technology, quality and precision at an affordable price. With these values that characterise SEAT and set us apart from the competition, we strive to be, and will be, the first choice of young-spirited, dynamic customers”.
The SEAT showcar combines the dynamic styling of a sporty four-door coupé with the elegance of an SUV and the versatility of a compact. Featuring 20 inch wheels and full LED headlights that project an expressive head-on look, this SUV has an unmistakable presence, while the interior points to a spacious, high-quality passenger compartment that comfortably accommodates five people. In addition, a complete package of driver assistance systems further enhances the levels of onboard comfort and safety.
Special mention goes to the fact that the SEAT 20V20 offers a suitable platform for all types of engines, ranging from the high-performance TSI and TDI motors to plug-in hybrids. At the same time, a DSG gearbox transfers the engine’s power to the wheels and it features electronically controlled four-wheel drive.
The SEAT press conference is taking place tomorrow morning at 9.30 at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
SEAT is the only company in its sector with the full-range capacity to design, develop, manufacture and market cars in Spain. A member of the Volkswagen Group, the multinational has its headquarters in Martorell (Barcelona), exporting more than 80% of its vehicles, and is present in 75 countries. In 2014 SEAT achieve worldwide sales of 390,500 units.
SEAT Group employs 14,000 professionals at its three production centres – Barcelona, El Prat de Llobregat and Martorell, where it manufactures the highly successful Ibiza and Leon, amongst other models. Additionally, the company produces the Alhambra in Palmela (Portugal), the Mii in Bratislava (Slovakia) and the Toledo in Mladá Boleslav (Czech Republic).
The Spanish multinational also has a Technical Center, a ‘knowledge hub’, bringing together 900 engineers whose goal is to be the driving force behind innovation for the number one industrial investor in R&D in Spain. In line with its declared commitment to environmental protection, SEAT undertakes and bases its core activity on sustainability, namely reduction of CO2 emissions, energy efficiency, as well as recycling and re-use of resources.
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