Seat could make Tango roadster concept

11 October 2006

  • Tango concept first appeared five years ago
  • Roadster would be based on next-generation Ibiza
  • Nissan Qashqai rival may be built too

Seat Tango

Seat will produce a road-going version of the Tango concept car - if commercially viable.

The sleek Tango roadster first appeared as a concept five years ago. However, while many of its styling cues have been worked into existing models, the Tango was never made.

Now sources inside Seat say that the Tango could be engineered - if supported by other models. The roadster would need to use a version of the next-generation Ibiza platform. With front-wheel drive and supermini underpinnings, the Tango would have similarities with Ford's Streetka cabrio. It would most likely sell for around £15,000.

Chief designer Luc Donkervolke has said that he wants Seat become a 'design-driven brand'. A production version of the Tango would certainly help achieve that aim.

Before the Tango is given the go-ahead, Seat bosses must release the all-new Ibiza supermini and the new Alhambra MPV, due in 2007 and 2008 respectively.

Seat is also 'assessing Toledo' with plans to replace the low-volume family car with a pseudo-4x4, similar to the new Nissan Qashqai.

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