The new crossover that will replace the Alhambra, is slightly smaller than the Skoda Kodiaq. It is reported by Auto Express referring to the chief designer of the brand Alejandro Mesanero-Romanos. Despite this, the SUV will receive a seven-seater saloon configuration and is in this respect similar to Land Rover Discovery Sport.
Designer component of the new crossover will be based on a concept Seat 20V20, submitted in March 2015 in Geneva.
It is worth noting that currently the Seat Alhambra is still a strong player in its segment – has sold about 27,000 kompaktven, which is 17% more than in the 2014th in the past year. It is expected that the model will hold on the line for two years and cease to exist after the market's flagship crossover. Thus there will be a natural decrease of interest in Alhambra.
Recall that the "twin brother" seatovskogo family car is a Volkswagen Sharan. There are rumors that the Germans, too, have reflected on the transformation of its compact van in a crossover, but it is unofficial and unconfirmed information by anyone. In addition, this is not too much reason: the VW has a seven-seat version of the Tiguan XL, in the near future at the state market will be a large crossover Atlas, who are about to present.
In late September, Peugeot unveiled the new 5008 that with the change of generations has evolved from a compact van in the crossover. A similar approach to the transformation of the model range and will adhere to Opel / Vuaxhall.