To be called Altea and launched next spring, the multi sports vehicle has the potential to develop a fresh market niche and be the company's third biggest seller in Britain, believes SEAT UK director Kevin James.
He said: 'As it is based on the Salsa concept, this is a Leon-segment car that uses tall styling to create a spacious interior for family use. It will be sold alongside the Alhambra and we're confident it will create a new cross segment in the market. While this car will not offer the seating flexibility of a Vauxhall Zafira, it will have the space to appeal to a wide section of family car buyers. We're very excited about its prospects.'
Pricing is yet to be fixed, but the Altea is expected to cost between £13,000 and £15,000.