Seat unveiled the Bocanegra Concept in March at the Geneva Motor SHow. Featuring a new, sporty design, Bocanegra is the based for the next generation Ibiza; but also because people were impressed by the concept, Seat decided to put it into production. The production series will be called SportCoupe and will go on sale in November after its official debut at the Paris Auto Show. The Bocanegra’s front-end design will also be used in a flagship Cupra version that will debut in 2009.
The future Cupra will feature the same exterior design, and also a new panoramic glass sunroof. under the hood there will be a 1.4 TFSI twin-turbo engine that will deliver around 180 HP; the engine will be mated by a seven-speed semi-automatic DSG gearbox.
Seat also announced the company is also working on a new competitor for the Ford Mondeo. The new sedan will be built on the same platform as the Audi A4; featuring the almost same body, but a new design. The new model will also be offered in a station-wagon version based on the A4 Avant.
The Geneva Motor Show is the venue chosen by SEAT to unveil the new SportCoupé “Bocanegra” prototype, a vehicle that oozes character and sportiness. This is the beginning of SEAT’s new short-term product venture that will feature the glitzy launch of the new Ibiza generation and the new saloon that will be unveiled in 2009.
SEAT’s new prototype is equipped with the unprecedented combination of a powerful efficient twin turbo 1.4 TSI engine and seven-speed DSG gearbox with steering wheel mounted controls.
Mating this engine, whose small cylinder head results in low CO2 emissions, together with the sporty fast DSG gearbox, is sure to provide lots of driving excitement. The possibility of changing gears by flicking the paddles on the steering wheel and the outstanding stability and precision of SEAT’s hallmark “Agile Chassis” afford drivers an exhilarating, sporty driving experience.