BARCELONA -- Volkswagen Group's Seat brand will add a midsize SUV that will be built in VW's factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, Seat CEO Luca de Meo said.
The SUV will launch in 2018 to become the Spanish brand's third entry in the booming SUV/crossover segment after the Ateca compact and upcoming Arona subcompact, Seat said in a statement.
"The Ateca will have a big brother, a five- and seven-seat SUV that VW will build for us in Wolfsburg," de Meo said on Thursday the sidelines of the company's annual financial result press conference here.
De Meo said the new SUV will share its underpinnings with the VW Tiguan, which is built in Wolfsburg.
Like the Ateca and Arona, the new SUV will be named after a Spanish city but its name has not been chosen yet, de Meo said.
The midsize SUV will not be the first Seat model built at a VW Group plant instead of the brand's home factory in Martorell, Spain. The Ateca is built by Skoda in the Czech Republic.
The Arona, which will go on sale in the second half, will be built in Martorell, which also produces the Ibiza subcompact car and will add the Audi A1 next year.