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SEAT to launch seven-seater SUV in 2018

SEAT has confirmed plans to launch a large SUV from 2018.

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The new seven-seat SUV will become SEAT’s flagship model.

The unnamed model will sit above the newly launched Ateca and be available in both five and seven-seater versions. It will use the MQB platform that also underpins the new Skoda Kodiaq seven-seater SUV.

No engine details have been announced but are expected to bring a range of turbo petrol and diesel units along with front-wheel and four-wheel drive powertrains and a  choice of manual or DSG automatic gearboxes.

SEAT president Luca de Meo said: “This car will bring new customers to us, will boost brand image and will have a very big effect on our ability to generate margins. It will be designed in Barcelona and made in Germany. Producing the new SUV in Wolfsburg, in the heart of the Group, will reinforce the ties between SEAT and Volkswagen.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.


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