We already know after the Spanish automaker has officially confirmed it, they are preparing yet another brand new model next to the one tipped to slot beneath the Ateca compact sport utility vehicle.
The subcompact crossover is going to bode well with the European fondness of the segment and also follows the strategy of the VW group, which is trying to recover some ground after arriving late at the SUV party. Now the rumor mill is in full swing with yet another Spanish crossover (a third one, that is) and we now find out not only its alleged name – Marbella – but also a new fact. It appears the Spanish automaker is going to profit from the newfound fondness for zero emission vehicles and deliver a full electric version of the subcompact crossover. The Marbella will crosshare the architecture of the VW up! / Skoda Citigo / SEAT Mii trio – meaning we’re going to be treated to a supermini SUV from Spain.
It will use a wide range of internal combustion engines but more importantly it will also come as a battery EV – though its range is a little disappointing, because it won’t surpass 124 miles (200 km). It appears Seat is trying to go back to basics, so it should translate into a fun and affordable electric urban SUV. The Marbella moniker is not really new as the automaker used it after 1986 to depict the rebadged Fiat Panda that was in production until 1998.