Also seat Gets a Kodiaq

Barcelona, March 24, 2017

Long seat lagged behind on the issue of SUV. Only in 2016 was the Ateca in the program and provided for full funds: the brand for 2016 achieved EUR 143 million in operating profit. Two more SUV models have the funds continue ringing. Now, seat has confirmed that 2018 will be a "flagship SUV" with up to seven seats on the market. In plain language: the Spanish brother of Skoda Kodiaq.

SUVs from the modular system

The diversity of SUV in the Volkswagen Group through the modular transverse box, short MQB is possible. There are almost three sizes: the first is in the area of 4.20 meters. Here the Audi Q2 already actively, in the second half in 2017 the seat Arona joined to do so. It is based on the platform of the new Ibiza, which was recently shown at the Geneva Auto show. At the same time, also VW will bring an SUV derived from the Polo.

For each the appropriate format

The second dress size covers the range of 4.35 meters to 4.50 meters. Platzhirsch is here of the VW Tiguan while the slightly shorter seat Ateca, the blueprint for the next Skoda Yeti. Also the successor of the Audi Q3 plays in this League. Let's get XL finally to the third size, so to speak. Here the 4.70 metre Skoda Kodiaq was allowed to play the pioneering, soon the VW comes Tiguan all space. And finally the still name loose seat model, which probably starts with the letter A and ends. Together, the trio has the possibility of an optional third row of seats. The large seat SUV in Wolfsburg is built. (rh)