This Sexy SUV-Coupe Might Be Cupra’s First Standalone Model

We already knew Seat’s newly-established Cupra performance brand planned to launch a dedicated crossover. However, we didn’t expect to catch a glimpse of it so quickly.

Spain’s Autofacil has posted a photo said to originate from a VW Group document that might give us our first look at Cupra’s new performance SUV. In the snapshot, the unknown Cupra model sits alongside the track-focused Cupra e-Racer prototype.

The mysterious vehicle might be Cupra’s first standalone model that will add to the Cupra Ateca, Cupra Ibiza and Cupra Arona in the performance brand’s lineup. As you can see, it looks quite production-ready, even sporting a Spanish license plate.

The as-yet-unnamed model features a very aggressive front end that looks like nothing from Seat’s current lineup. It boasts a hexagonal grille similar to the one seen on Tarraco test prototypes, a sharp bumper with large air intakes, and sleek-looking LED headlights assisted by round fog lights placed quite high.

Other distinctive elements include the sculpted bonnet, muscular rear haunches, and large two-tone alloy wheels. Quite possibly, this Cupra SUV might shape the brand’s design language for all of the models to come after it.

The sloping roofline suggests Cupra might market this model as an SUV-coupe, which would fit the model’s dynamic characteristics. Speaking of dynamics, expect this hot SUV to pack a high-performance engine, possibly as part of a hybrid system.

We have no reason to believe Cupra’s first standalone model won’t use the MQB platform, but it remains to be seen whether or not it will be all-wheel drive. Rumor has it Cupra plans to launch it in 2020.

Hat tip to Mark!

  • Matteo Tommasi

    Seems a BMW X2

  • disqus_83g6mJmr6l

    looks mean sexy

  • Finkployd

    looking good for a Seat, but that logo … :-/

    • João Coelho ??

      It’s not a Seat

      • jfalckt

        Like a DS isn’t a Citroën

  • João Coelho ??

    Love it!

  • ErnieB

    Cupra Supra

  • charlie bear

    Loved everything about it except the Logo and hope the final product looks the same as this. If it is a coupe it might have a big success.

  • v6freak

    Seems someone took the Maserati Levante. Imo a fake….

  • Hoe

    This was also very nice looking concept from 2015, hope any of these 2 become real.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/17859b4a2114f837c0a924b6610a62a510aa40e11912487b0d4914d63de1d8d1.png

  • Oh wow somehow I got Stelvio feeling seeing it. I wonder how much it will be, Cupra line up price is quite steep in my opinion.

  • Jason Panamera

    This front reminds me of current Acuras, with grille upside down. Anyway it’s really nice, sharp looking SUV.

  • designer_dick

    I guess this explains why the Ateca shares most of its parts with the Skoda Karoq and China’s Volkswagen Tharu, and why the new Taracco is very obviously a revised Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace – to save money and allow SEAT the resources to design and develop a unique vehicle.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9ffb42a120cef13f824f9b455863d5ee9ab700d060ace31e89038d850307c2ce.gif

    This Cupra crossover is the sort of car they should be making if they ever hope to compete with Alfa Romeo.

  • MJ Coffey

    The front end looks like an Opel to me. Not bad, though!

  • Miknik

    How many MQB based compact SUV does VAG – or actually the world – need?

  • dangela50

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    H︀e︀r︀e o︀︀n : s︀t︀e︀l︀e︀m︀a︀.︀︀c︀︀o︀m︀︀/︀p︀h︀o︀︀t︀o︀-︀9︀︀5︀6︀0︀2︀0 ?

    • ianatokom

      ︀T︀ha︀nk︀s︀s︀ B︀r︀o︀t︀h︀a︀!! I︀’︀v︀e f︀︀o︀u︀n︀d t︀h︀e︀r︀e︀e︀ m︀︀y T︀e︀︀ac︀h︀e︀r Na︀︀ke︀d ! ︀H︀a︀h︀h︀︀a︀a︀h︀h

      • oarrukard

        H︀aa︀hh︀a︀hh l︀u︀︀c︀k︀y ︀m︀a︀n︀

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    This Sexy SUV-Coupe Might Be Cupra’s First Standalone Model

    Someone explain where the coupe part is.

  • Maximilian Norlande Rabbitt

    Noice! Love that logo, too. It’s definitely unique!

  • sidewaysspin

    Seat’s are unreliable cr ap but it does look nice.

    • Giannis Antypas

      you are so clueless

    • Axel Cortez

      my leon fr mk2 begs to differ it was trouble free for 100k km (just the dv when I reflashed it had to be changed) and my car was flashed with around 2k km (stage II+ so it had tune, intake, dv, pcv, hpfp, downpipe)

  • driv3r

    Pretty sure that one is not accurate. Seems like someone added some Tarraco headlights to a Maserati Levante body.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Looks like a G70 mixed with a Stelvio and Levante.

    It’s pretty nice though. Aside from those fogs. They look tacked on.

    • Six_Tymes

      spot on

  • It should be named Cupra Intrigue Coupé.
    I love it!

  • Six Thousand Times

    No crossovers are sexy.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Interesting designs.

  • Marty

    Because another overlapping brand is what VW needs?

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    That’s scary! I sure as hell don’t remember being in that film.

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