This is the SEAT Bocanegra, a three-door ‘SportCoupe’ concept car that forms the basis for the design of the new Ibiza.
The Spanish carmaker whipped the covers off the car at the Geneva Motor Show this week.
The design continues SEAT’s recent direction of striking, dynamic and bold features.
Mentally remove the concept car trinkets, such as the Perspex nose, and you’ll have a fair indication of the look of the new-generation Ibiza, due in 2009.
The concept houses a 1.4-litre TSI twin-turbocharged petrol engine linked to a seven-speed DSG gearbox.
Designed by former Lamborghini design chief Luc Donckerwolke, the Bocanegra translates literally as ‘black mouth’ and offers a nod to the 1970s SEAT 1200 Sport.