SEAT Tribu

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SEAT Tribu
Seat Tribu.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer SEAT, S.A.
Production 2007 (concept car)
Assembly Martorell, Spain
Designer Luc Donckerwolke
Body and chassis
Class Crossover SUV
Body style 3 & 5-door compact SUV
Layout Transverse front engine,
on-demand four-wheel drive
Platform Volkswagen Group A5 (PQ35)
Related Volkswagen Tiguan
Škoda Yeti
Audi Q3

The SEAT Tribu is a compact crossover SUV anticipated to be built by the Spanish automaker SEAT, S.A..[1]

Concept car[edit]

The first time when the Tribu name was used by SEAT was at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show for a concept car which featured three doors and four bucket seats.[1] This concept was the first project designed entirely by Luc Donckerwolke, the former Lamborghini designer who since 2005 is appointed SEAT's Design Director.[1]

In August 2008, official SEAT designs of a production model were submitted to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and subsequently leaked.[2][3] The concept car had suffered radical changes, featuring five doors[3] and a more conventional boot opening. Several car magazines were quick to turn these official gray-scale pictures into computer generated images that show the Tribu in near final form, as a rebadged version of the Volkswagen Tiguan.[1][3] The car did not subsequently reach production due to rough economic conditions at the time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "SEAT Tribu concept set for Frankfurt". MotorAuthority.com. High Gear Media. 5 September 2007. Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "SEAT Tribu's final design as patented by SEAT in the World Intellectual Property Organization - International Registrations Resulting from International Applications Governed Exclusively or Partly by the 1999 Act and/or the 1960 Act". WIPO.int. 19 December 2007. Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Early look at SEAT's upcoming Tribu SUV". MotorAuthority.com. High Gear Media. 3 November 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2010. 

External links[edit]

  • SEAT.com - international corporate portal