According to a recent report, Seat's upcoming crossover could be launched as early as 2016.

New details are starting to emerge about SEAT's upcoming crossover.

Auto Express was recently given a preview of the model and they are reporting it is codenamed the Tribu and has styling that is heavily influenced by the Leon. They were not allowed to take pictures but the model has a sculpted hood, a prominent character line and LED headlights. The crossover also features plastic body cladding and squared off wheel arches.

There's no word on specifications but the model is expected to use a variety of four-cylinder engines from the current SEAT lineup. The magazine also says the model is based on the MQB platform and is roughly the same size as the Nissan Qashqai and Kia Sportage.

The crossover hasn't been green lighted but it could be approved as early as next week. If everything pans out, it could be launched as early as 2016.

In related news, SEAT confirmed plans to launch a Leon ST X-perience next summer. It will be an off-road inspired model that has plastic body cladding, an increased ride height and an upscale interior.

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