Volkswagen Group’s Spanish marque Seat unveiled the Seat Leon Cross Sport concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show (2015 IAA) in September. Powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, the crossover concept based on the Seat Leon CUPRA. The concept didn’t appear too far from what its possible road-going version would look like, but still, Seat has chosen not to put it production.
Seat has confirmed that the Seat Leon Cross Sport concept won’t enter production, as per a report from Autocar. This decision wasn’t taken as a part of cost-cutting measures to be taken due to the Volkswagen Group’s emissions scandal. According to the report, design studio chief engineer Angel Lahoz said that the concept will be used to inspire the design of future cars.
Mr. Lahoz suggested that the concept was not intended for production from the beginning itself. “It was important for us to see if we could create something that offered SUV practicality with Cupra performance; now we know we can, the Leon SC Cross Sport, along with other concepts, will help inspire future models,” he said.
Carol Gomez, colour and trim designer on the concept, said that the purpose of the concept was to appeal the younger audience with a “young and dynamic” car that offers both urban and all-road experience. The concept won’t be put to production but its Ultra Orange colour scheme “could appear in the future”.