2018 SEAT Formentor: A Compact SUV Positioned Above Ateca That Has Similar Dimensions To Kodiaq

Apr 10, 2017 06:46 AM EDT | Ivy Lebanan

The 2018 SEAT Formentor is a 4x4 vehicle with styling inspired by the 20V20 concept. It will soon arrive sometime in 2018.

The Spanish automobile manufacturer, SEATt (Socieda Española de Automoviles de Turismo) is currently own by the Volkswagen Group. Confirmation from the company's head, Mr. Luca De Meo was released, addressing that the 2018 SEAT FORMENTOR will grow to include a new flagship, a seven-seat SUV. He was also able to share that the name Formentor is not the final name for the new model and they are still open for more ideas.

Aside from the released announcement, Luca De Meo also added that the 2018 SEAT Formentor looks sporty inside and out. It will bring a new design language and offers spaces for seven passengers. With that said, it's obviously a large SUV.

It was confirmed that the new model will be designed in Barcelona and will be built in Germany. The new model is designed for Europe since its biggest sales over 80% are mostly from the western part of Europe.

The 2018 SEAT Formentor will showcase its MQB platform. It is expected to offer the four-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel engines. Both two and four-wheel drive will come as options. In addition, a manual and automatic gearbox are also offered, while a range-topping Cupra variant hasn't been ruled out.

According to De Meo, he'd be happy to sell a bigger and a more expensive SEAT models that are worth it. "We could go bigger; you have to do it in the right way with the right timing and sometimes not in an obvious way." He added.

The large SUV will be revealed soon in mid-2018 with a European release. For the UK release, it will start before the year ends. Price for the model has not been announced yet, but its estimated starting price is £23,000.

 

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