Seat IBX confirmed for production image

Originally presented at the Geneva Motor Show, the Seat IBX small SUV Concept was inspired by the 2006 Tribu, just like the current Ibiza, and the vehicle is close to being a real “competitor” to the Volkswagen Tiguan, the new Audi Q3 and the 2014 Porsche Cajun, with the Spanish automaker officially confirming it for production.

Even if the IBX was previewed just last March at the Swiss event as a two-door concept, the SUV is most likely to be converted to a five-door model, intending to be a compact urban crossover. The IBX is expected to share the same platform as the Audi Q3, made in Martorell, Spain.

The Spanish automaker didn’t provide any details about the engine range, performance, fuel consumption, CO2 emissions or some interesting gadgets of the new IBX yet but if the small SUV will share the platform of the Audi Q3, the engines could be something else the two “competitors” will have in common.

Rumors say that the Seat officials are looking at the Martorell plant’s capacity to fit the production of the new IBX there, but even so, new SUV is most likely to debut in 2014.