The Seat IBX concept is an urban sports utility vehicle
which features the same exterior design theme as the Seat
IBE and IBE
Paris concepts from 2010.
The IBX is designed to compete in Europe's compact SUV
market against a variety of established competitors. James
Muir, President of SEAT said of the concept: "With
the IBX, we are once again demonstrating just how intensively
we are working on the renewal of the SEAT brand, and how
determined we are to develop for the future. The IBX represents
the values of the SEAT brand perfectly - with its unique
design, its youthful energy and its outstanding sustainability
as a result of its hybrid drive concept. Even though a
decision has yet to be taken, we could certainly envisage
the IBX as a future expansion of our product portfolio."
The Seat IBX features full LED headlights which are shaped
in a distinctive angular manner. The rest of the IBX's
exterior design echoes this sharp, angular motif. The
wheel arches, grilles and taillights all display crisp
angles and razor-sharp lines.
Powering the IBX is a hybrid drivetrain. The electric
motor can provide the energy for 28 miles (45 kilometers)
of zero-emission motoring. After that the internal combustion
engine kicks in to top up the batteries and extend the
range indefinatley - provided you keep putting in fuel!
Possible engine choices for the Seat IBX are the direct
injection TDI and TSI engines from the current SEAT line-up.
In its base configuration, the IBX is set up for front
wheel drive. However, a 4WD system could be an option
for enhanced versatility and off-road potential.
The designers involved in the creation of the Seat IBX
concept included Manuel Diaz, Luc Donckerwolke, Chris
Axe and Daniel Garcia.
Similar and related vehicles:
Seat IBE Paris Concept
Seat Cupra GT