A new report indicates Spanish marque SEAT will introduce a subcompact crossover in 2017.

A new report indicates Spanish marque SEAT will introduce a subcompact crossover in 2017.

Automotive News Europe is citing a source close to SEAT who said the company is currently working on a subcompact crossover planned to come out in 2017 and help boost sales by capitalizing on the SUV boom which is still going strong. Details are scarce at the moment, but the model in question is believed to use a short version of the MQB platform and could have something in common with a production variant of the Volkswagen Taigun concept due in 2016.

Until then, SEAT will launch next year a compact crossover while a larger mid-size SUV previewed by the 20V20 concept will be out by the end of the decade. These three high-riding models are part of the company's turnaround plan as Volkswagen has vowed to invest no less than €4.2 billion in the company through 2019.

Note: 2011 Seat IBX concept pictured.

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