Seat is preparing to launch 4 models in the next 2 years, 3 of which in 2012 will be the final year of the revival of the Spanish brand. Said the CEO, James Muir Welsh, at a press conference at the Salon Internacional del Automovil Barcelona (May 14 to 22) now in its 36th edition. Muir refrained from saying what are these models, but from information gathered from OmniAuto.it, the first should be the New Leon derived from IBE conceptFollowed by small to replace the Arosa. In particular, the next Leon will use the platform of the new Golf and share with the compact Wolsburg most engines, including the electrical system, including electric and hybrid plug-in Twin Drive plug-in.
Then should then get the Altea and the new SUV derived from IBX. In this chapter Seat men still struggle to retain the privacy and simply say that a decision was not taken, but it is very likely to face and will be built in Martorell, using the line and the components of ‘Audi Q3 that is produced here. The concept – remember him – is 4.26 meters long with a height of 1.62 meters and has a propulsion system, hybrid plug-in that allows you to travel with a charging lithium-ion battery approximately 45 km with zero emissions . This system could be coupled to both FSI petrol engines and TDI diesel. After serving his choice of two types of traction to the front or full automatic Haldex coupling type center, as on all other models of the 4×4 group to a transverse engine.
If the decision to the IBX is pretty obvious, the only condition that is bound to keep open times that are closely related to the success of Q3: If the small high-wheel Audi will sell out, it is likely that the SUV Seat slip to bring the plant in Martorell, but if the sale results leave some space, the SUV Spanish – who thinks Seat since 2007 as demonstrates the concept Tribu – Could have a green light in advance. Seat meanwhile plans to approach the launch of these models with basic accounts better than those currently at a loss, a result that people want to achieve in Martorell and then launch an offensive in 2012 with the three models mentioned above and the entry on the Chinese market. So would be achieved budget act missing far too long in a group full, rich in resources but is less strict and less inclined to transfer money from profitable brands to those unable to produce profit margins.