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Seat Shows New Ibiza Cupster Concept at Wörthersee


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Some said it looks like Seat decapitated the three-door Ibiza SC via guillotine, while others had a few chuckles thinking about how appropriate a real-life size Barbie doll would look inside the car, but if you ask Seat, the Ibiza Cupster is a "radical pocket rocket for driver and passenger alike" that looks pretty cool.

Seat Chops the Roof Off the Ibiza for Wörthersee


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For this year’s Wörthersee Treffen (May 28 – 31), the VW Group seems to have a preference for open-top concepts. We already knew that Skoda will reveal a Citigo with a chopped roof called CitiJet, and now Seat is trying a similar move with the Ibiza.

Seat Boss Says Final Decision on SUV Not Far Off


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Ever since Seat unveiled the IBX Concept in 2011 (pictured), there has been talk of bringing it to production. At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, Seat chairman Jurgen Stackmann stated that a final decision regarding the SUV is approaching. Stackmann said a crossover is “almost tailor-made” for the Spanish carmaker and would fit very well with the brand’s image.

Autocar Cheekily Tries to Pass Independent Study for New Seat Ibiza Cupra as a Sneak Peek


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Oh, Autocar, sometimes it's better to stick to reviews than report on the news… The online edition of the British magazine posted a story on 3D models of a next generation Seat Ibiza Cupra, which it says, preview the actual model coming next year.

Seat Lugo is a Leon-Based Design Study for a Small Coupe


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Cheeky marketing directors may have had their way in naming the three-door version of the new Seat Leon a Sport Coupe (SC), but a shorter wheelbase and a slightly more raked and lower roofline doesn't really justify the coupe moniker for what is, for all intents and purposes, a hatchback model.

Seat Unveils Leon Verde Plug-In Hybrid Prototype


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Seat has presented a plug-in hybrid prototype based on the latest Leon compact hatchback as part of the Cenit Verde public-private project, which is devoted to the study and development of the technologies designed to facilitate the introduction of the electric vehicle in Spain.

Seat Brings 330PS Leon Cup Racer, Ibiza SC Trophy to Wörthersee Tour 2013


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VW Group-owned Seat will present the Leon Cup Racer at the 2013 Wörthersee Tour, a racing car upon which the next Seat WTCC racer will be based.

Fitted with a 330PS (326hp) engine, the five-door hatch has the looks to match its performance. The 400mm (15.7 in) wider tracks than that of the series-production model, the 18-inch racing wheels and metallic matte grey paint with orange accents contribute to the Leon Cup Racer’s aggressive stance.

Seat Designer Envisions the Axon Electric Speedster Concept


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For all the talk made by Volkswagen Group officials over the years about turning Seat into a sporty car brand, the only thing remotely 'sport' in the Spanish automaker's range are the Cupra-branded editions of its mainstream models like the Ibiza and the Leon.

Sure, there have been many interesting concepts made under VW's reign, including the 1999 Formula roadster, the 2001 Targa roadster and the 2003 Cupra GT Coupe concept, but none of them ever materialized into production cars.

Seat CEO Says New SUV Model gets the Green Light, will Enter Production by 2015


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It may be the "black sheep" in the Volkswagen Group's ever-expanding portfolio of car, truck and more recently, motorcycle brands as well, but the Germans aren't about to give up on Seat.

Following the presentations of the all-important Leon compact hatchback and the new Toledo compact sedan, Seat boss James Muir told British publication Autocar that the Volkswagen board has given the green light for the development of the Spanish automaker's first ever SUV.

Future Cars: 2013 Seat Leon Cupra R Visualized


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With the first juicy details and photos of the all-new Seat Leon Mk3 out in the open, it's time to imagine what the range-topping Cupra / Cupra R model, likely to be presented next year, could look like.

The design made by Khalil Bouguerra suggests that Seat will adorn the Cupra model with a black finish for the grille surround, alloy wheels and mirror caps while also adding a new rear bumper with side vents, a diffuser and a centrally mounted single exhaust pipe.

Seat Jazzes Up Mii City Car with Sporty FR Concept at the Wörthersee Tour


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It is show time for Seat that has prepared a new concept version of its Mii city car for the Volkswagen Group’s annual Worthersee Tour in Austria this week.

The Mii FR is a study for a sporty three-door hatchback similar to the Volkswagen Up! GT concept exhibited at last year's Frankfurt Motor Show.

New Seat Ibiza Cupra Facelift Appears Ahead of the Beijing Motor Show


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The VW Group's Seat brand will mark its presence at the Auto China 2012 in Beijing with the world premiere of the Ibiza Cupra Concept, the first images of which made their way online over the weekend.

The Spaniards may be calling it a concept, but in reality, this is the Ibiza Cupra facelift that will go on sale in Europe later this year.

Geneva 2012: Seat Toledo Prototype is One Step Away from Production


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At this year's edition of the Geneva Motor Show, Seat is exhibiting it’s vision of what the…Skoda Mission L study should look like with the Toledo prototype.

As it seems, the Volkswagen Group has more or less given up on its dream of creating an Alfa Romeo brand out of Seat so the Spaniards are once again targeting economy-minded customers.

New Seat Toledo Concept is the Real Production Deal, Goes on Sale this Year


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Seat has officially presented the Toledo Concept car only a few days before the grand opening of the 82nd Geneva International Auto Salon.

As you can see for yourself, sans the large alloy wheels and the premium interior trim that includes two-tone leather surfaces with red accent stitching, the Toledo is ready to enter production, which it will, as Seat itself admitted that sales will start "later in 2012".

The new Toledo takes the series from one extreme, which was the previous generation's extremely odd-looking MPV shape with a hastily crafted boot, to another, by which we mean "concept's" ultra-conservative three-box design.

The Spanish automaker may claim that the new Toledo "combines the proportions of a classic saloon car with a sporty, almost coupé-like design", but what we see here is a car that closely resembles the VW Jetta sedan both on the exterior and even more so, in the interior. It also looks a lot like the Skoda Mission L study.

Early Reveal for New Seat Toledo Concept Sedan Prior to its Geneva Motor Show Debut


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This past Tuesday, we told you that Seat is planning to whisk the covers off a new concept model for the next generation Toledo at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

However, we won't have to wait until next week for our first view at the Toledo as Carscoop reader Bruno tipped us off about these shots taken from an Autobild video which has since been removed.

Despite its moniker, the Toledo Concept doesn’t look at all like a concept but a production ready model, which makes sense since our sources said it will go on sale in Europe before the end of the year.

New Seat Toledo Prototype and Ibiza FR Heading to the Geneva Motor Show


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We have more news concerning the VW Group's presence at the 82nd Geneva International Auto Show as we learned that Seat will bring a new Toledo prototype along with the FR versions of its facelifted Ibiza supermini range.

We weren't able to obtain more details, but it is believed that the Toledo study will mark a return to a more conventional saloon or liftback body style for the series after the confused third generation model that was essentially an Altea MPV with a boot strapped on the rear end.

Seat Unveils New Pure Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Prototypes


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Seat has introduced two new eco-friendly prototype models, the Altea XL Electric Ecomotive, which is an all-electric zero-emission version of its mid-size MPV, and the Leon TwinDrive Ecomotive, a plug-in hybrid variant of its C-segment hatchback.

A test fleet of the two models, which are still in prototype form, will be made available to Catalonia and Madrid government institutions in order to gather valuable information about real-world usage of the cars before moving on to mass production versions

IAA 2011: Seat's Sharp Looking IBL Concept Sedan [Updated Gallery]


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It may have an unsexy name, but Seat's latest creation, the IBL concept, is anything but lackluster when it comes to its styling.

The sharp looking study is a Ford Mondeo-sized sports saloon created to show off the latest evolution of Seat's design DNA, and while the Spanish brand says it does not pre-empt a specific model, its styling philosophy will be applied to the firm's future portfolio.

IAA 2011: Seat IBL Sedan Concept Leaks Online


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Seat had told us that it would be unveiling a "new and exciting" concept car at the upcoming 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, but a Spanish fan club beat them to it by publishing the first official photograph of the study, which it claims found on the pages of Spanish newspaper ABC. We asked around and can confirm that the scanned image is indeed is official.

Seat Teases New Frankfurt Show-Bound Concept


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Next up in our list of automakers that are a planning a surprise debut for this year's edition of the Frankfurt Motor Show, which runs for the public from September 15 to 25, is the Volkswagen Group's Spanish division, Seat.

The automaker released a teaser of what looks to be a compact sedan or liftback model covered in a red sheet with the only piece of information that we get from Seat being that it's a new and "exciting" concept car.