Seat's high-performance Cupra brand will develop the Tavascan full-electric compact SUV for launch in 2024, Seat CEO Wayne Griffiths said, as Cupra builds its lineup beyond versions of existing Seat models.
A concept previewing a possible production model was displayed at the Frankfurt auto show in 2019.
It will be Cupra's second model based on the Volkswagen Group's MEB platform after the Born, which goes on sale at the end of this year.
The Tavascan is expected to use many of the same underpinnings of the VW ID4 compact full-electric SUV, but with a sportier orientation. Competitors are expected to include the Tesla Model Y, the Ford Mustang Mach E and the Audi Q4 e-tron.
Griffiths said Monday at Seat's annual results conference that the Tavascan would go into production, saying it "highlights the exciting direction we are traveling." It will probably not be built in Seat's factory in Martorell, Spain, he said, because of a lack of capacity. The VW ID4 is built in Zwickau, Germany; the Born will also be built there.
The first full-electric vehicle to be built at Martorell will be a small car with an SUV profile, Seat said Monday.