The Seat 20V20 concept SUV “coupe” has been unveiled on the eve of the 2015 Geneva motor show.
The 20V20 provides a strong hint about the look of Seat’s upcoming SUV, which will be built in the Czech Republic by corporate stablemate Skoda and is expected to go on sale in 2016.
According to Jurgen Stackmann, CEO of Seat, the 20V20 also demonstrates “how [the brand] will develop the unique and highly successful Seat design language for forthcoming models”.
Riding on 20-inch alloy wheels, the 20V20 has 600 litres of boot space and 228mm of ground clearance.
Seat hasn’t provided details about what’s powering the 20V20 on show in Geneva, but says that any future SUV from the brand will be able to handle petrol engines with as much as 220kW of power or turbo-diesel motors churning out up to 176kW.
Power would then be channeled to all four wheels via a dual-clutch transmission; the company also hinted that a plug-in hybrid model may also be in the offing.
Last year, Stackmann told Car Advice: “Australia is clearly in our map. But we have to take it step by step. We are investigating and analysing opportunities in China, and once we’re in the region obviously we’ll look into Australia as well.”
As for a possible timeframe for relaunching the brand down under, Stackman said that “with the SUV coming soon in 2016, that would be an appropriate time to enter the market”.
For those curious about the name, 20V20 is stands for “vision viente viente” or twenty-twenty vision in Spanish.