SEAT has revealed the SEAT IBL Sports Sedan Concept ahead of its official 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show unveiling. The new concept showcases SEAT's new design language including a confident, minimalistic exterior and premium interior design.
Looking a little bit like an Alfa Romeo sedan, with a high waistline and hourglass sides, the new SEAT IBL Concept certainly stands out. It features futuristic LED slimline headlights with a smooth almost one-piece front bumper bar and front guard layout.
The new SEAT Concept is rumoured to be the basis for the upcoming SEAT Exeo, which is a medium-sized sedan sold in Europe based on the previous generation Audi A4. James Muir, president of SEAT, recently said,
"The IBL is the perfect representation of SEAT brand values – with its distinctive look, its precision and its premium feel. Over the next few years, SEAT will embark upon a product offensive that will see the spirit of the IBL reflected in several series-production models."
There are no concrete plans for the SEAT IBL Concept to go into production any time soon, but SEAT will be taking inspiration from it for its future model lineup. Muir added,
"The IBL shows that sports saloons within the Seat brand portfolio will play an important role in future. However, this concept car does not pre-empt a specific model, but rather shows the design philosophy we are applying to bring the unmistakable SEAT identity to a saloon car, too.”
Full details including powetrain specifications are expected to be released later today. We'll update the story as soon as we hear more.
What do you think of it? Would you like to see SEAT opening up shop Down Under if designs like this are being planned?