As you may know already, Seat unveiled last week the facelifted version of the Exeo, which means that the Spanish company owned by Volkswagen Group is ready to replace this model with a brand new one, hopefully not inspired by the Audi A4. The new Seat IBL Concept previews the new model and according to the Spanish firm it combines a clean, minimalist exterior with an innovative, premium interior that clearly conveys its quality and precision.
The vehicle has a total length of 4.67 metres and a generous wheelbase of 2.71 metres. Although it looks like a sedan, Seat says that the IBL is a “crossover in the very best sense of the word – it combines the elegance, spaciousness and utility of a classic saloon with the athletic look and dynamic line of a powerful sports coupé”.
The design is quite impressive, but we do know that we will not see a car like this on the streets, but we do hope to see several design elements on the production version.
EAT has unveiled the IBL concept car, which is its own interpretation of the sports car. It features a wheelbase measuring 2.71 meters and an overall length of 4.67 meters, giving it powerful proportions especially when combined with the dynamic roofline. Looking at it, it looks like a four-door coupe. But make no mistake as the SEAT IBL is meant for those who enjoy the individual and premium lifestyle that puts more importance to quality and clarity, as well as on precise dynamics and technological excellence.
Precise and sporty
After coming up with the IBE and the IBX, the IBL gives us an enticing look of how the SEAT design philosophy is evolving. It is characterized by exact surfaces, precise line and the purest forms, following the carmaker’s unique design language that bolsters its modern identity.
Head of SEAT design Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos remarks that the new concept car is “all about emotion,” where you can fall in love with the car when you first see it. And you would love it even more because of its elegant and timeless design.
A saloon and a sports car in one
The IBL also shows us that the SEAT design strategy works with upper medium class cars. The IBL is a crossover between the saloon and the sports car, combining the spaciousness and usefulness of a saloon and the sporty aesthetics and dynamic lines of a sports car.
A glimpse of the new generation SEAT design
Mesonero-Romanos adds that the IBL’s design will be seen in the next generation of SEAT vehicles. He explains further that the IBL is the carmaker’s interpretation of a highly sporty four-door vehicle. So it signals that the carmaker can take its youthful and elegant dynamics and design into a full-size vehicle.