2015 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Seat 20v20 concept image

After teasers and rumors, the Spanish brand Seat has unveiled in a world premiere the 20V20 concept during the 2015 edition of the Geneva motor show, previewing in near production form an upcoming crossover model for the VW-owned brand.

The rather untraditional name – 20V20 – is actually a reference to Vision 2020 and stands for the reference point as Seat’s first of a kind sport utility entry that has been set to debut in production form sometimes later next year. According to SEAT President Jurgen Stackmann, the “20V20 reflects SEAT’s ambition in the future. With this showcar we are highlighting how we intend to develop our brand’s design language.” The sporty heritage has been upholded by the sporty four-door coupe-like design – also present are 20 inch wheels and full LED headlights. The interior boasts – due to the compact dimensions – enough space for five persons and a complete package of driver assistance systems is present on board to lift comfort and safety. While the production version will adopt a remarkably less exciting exterior and interior design, the overall lines will be kept accordingly – so the 2016 introduction of the series model should bear no surprises for us.

While technical details have been scarce, the official statement read that “the Seat 20V20 offers a suitable platform for all types of engines, ranging from the high-performance TSI and TDI motors to plug-in hybrids.” We expect the usual suspects to be on board, especially since they also add that the DSG gearbox will also be present and the model features an electronically controlled four-wheel drive system.