It’s very rare for a company like Seat to have the industry’s attention. But when it comes to a new concept car highlighting the company’s new design philosophy, then we get curious. Even for just a little bit.

The new IBL Sedan Concept accomplishes that and more. Quite frankly, the car’s design is far and away improved from what we’re accustomed to with Seat, which in our books, is a pretty good thing.

"The IBL [Concept] was created from the unique design DNA that will prevail right across our next vehicle generation," said new SEAT design chief, Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos.

The IBL Concept carries a pretty sharp looking profile, that much we’ll tell you. It’s got the look of a sporty four-door saloon that capitalizes on its elegant dynamics to catch your attention.

It certainly wouldn’t hurt to see Seat translate this concept to something a little more production-ready, but we’ll take what we can get from these guys anytime. After all, there aren’t a lot of expectations to begin with and if the IBL Concept is merely the first step in what we hope to be a more stylish future for the company, then sign us up.

Find out more about the Seat IBL Sedan Concept after the jump.


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Measuring 4.67 meters long and 1.85 meters wide, the SEAT IBL fits right into the market’s full-size saloon category. The minimalistic design of the car doesn’t do justice to its powerful proportions, which come complete with precise lines and exact surfaces that clearly highlight the company’s new design language.

In the front, the IBL Sedan Concept illustrates the clever combination of classic SEAT styling with new iterations that turn it into a powerful expression of the company’s new styling DNA. The front end features an arrow form with a clear center line along the bonnet whereas the new grille carries a new five-sided arrow shape that has been expressed in a wide, flat form.

The IBL Sedan Concept also comes equipped with full LED headlamps, daytime running lights, and tail lights that are all fully integrated into the bodywork. Finally, the IBL Concept will carry a new set of 20" light alloy wheels, which provide a look of muscular sturdiness that the company is aiming for with their future models.


2011 Seat IBL Sedan Concept Interior
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The IBL’s interior also has a clean and minimized look similar to the exterior. The interior surface is dressed in light, matte leather and contrasted with leather surfaces in clear, sporty black and trim elements to complement the red paint finish of the exterior. Another critical element of the IBL Concept is the dashboard, which further illustrates the impression of lightness in and around the car.

To go with the simplistic design of the interior, Seat also added a bevy of innovative technological features. The main display behind the steering wheel is fully digital and can be freely programmed to suit the preferences of the driver. There’s also another display in the center of the dashboard that is dedicated to the car’s extensive communications and information systems, including a navigation system that carries Google Earth and real-time traffic information, among other things. These infotainment systems can be operated courtesy of two touch pads that have been integrated into the steering wheel spokes, making for easy access to the driver.


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Curiously, the IBL Sedan Concept doesn’t come with any performance figures so it pretty much draws home the point that the real onus of the concept is to show the world exactly what Seat has in store as far as the future styling of their vehicles. Performance-talk will have to wait for another day, apparently.

What’s The Plan For The Concept?

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Right now, there are no plans for the IBL Sedan Concept to be made into a production car. But that’s not too say that the car will only end up as a fixture on our desktop wallpapers. Seat has plans to use the design language of the car for their future models so that in itself is already half the battle won. When that will be though, is anyone’s guess. But the most important thing is that the company is looking towards the future and that can only mean good things for fans of the brand looking for a thorough design overall.

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  (382) posted on 04.25.2012

he red color of this car primarily set it forth with its beautiful paint job. I like the interior and exterior design of this. In short, I love the IBL Sedan Concept.

  (858) posted on 02.1.2012

The exterior is luxurious. The interior design makes me speechless with the beauty it has. The steering wheel is absolutely perfect. It’s elegant and comfortable.

  (595) posted on 01.24.2012

For this one, I like its fabulous concept. I also noticed that the dashboard seems so awesome. Having a car like this, can take so much pride in me.

  (517) posted on 01.17.2012

well i like the color of this car and also the style i like the body the tires the glass and all the parts of this car i know this car is faster when it come to racing. simple because the look of the car its look like a sports car but not actually the same with the sport car. but i like it.

  (577) posted on 10.25.2011

So much for the looks’ guys, how about its engine? Well, I really do hope that they will use some impressive engine and horsepower on this one as well as its exterior and interior looks.

  (248) posted on 10.24.2011

This one, is absolutely oozing with angst and aggressiveness. I noticed that it had a very striking front headlight which really captured my attention. smiley Anyway, I’m quite curious on its interior.

  (428) posted on 10.18.2011

The interior of this Seat IBL Sedan is really looked so luxurious and I love the fact that it is also so spacious and comfortable and that it also had plenty of technological features which I love the most in a car. smiley

  (592) posted on 09.27.2011

Yeah, one of the rare design, for me the highlights of this car is the exterior part of it, including the elegant aggressive look of red metallic seems to be perfectly fit to it.

  (320) posted on 09.26.2011

I love this fabulous concept. It really looks so amazing on its sleek body paint and the interior looks so luxurious and relaxing. I noticed that the dashboard seems so awesome.

  (429) posted on 09.23.2011

Seat IBL Sedan had a futuristic design which I found so impressive even the interior looks so cozy. I would love to have a car like this one. Having a car like this, can take so much pride in me. smiley

  (728) posted on 09.22.2011

The car lines of this IBL Sedan look so elegant! The front looks like a mad dog smiley but I love it! Anyway, when will be the debut of this? I can’t wait for that and also with its another updated article.

  (444) posted on 09.21.2011

I have to agree with them, and I can say that I had the same observation like on them. smiley It had the looks of a very luxurious and classy car. I’m just kind of curious on its figure performance and when they were planning the debut of this?

  (473) posted on 09.19.2011

I’m impressed with this for it offered plenty of technological features and even on its exterior design, and styling is so cool! but how about its figure performance?

  (526) posted on 09.16.2011

Sedan really looks very clever, and I love the it, the car lines and its design on the front seems cool! And it has already looked good and awesome on its color.

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