We haven’t really heard a lot from Spanish Volkswagen Group member Seat for quite some time, except the occasional motorsport domination celebrations, but it seems that things are still quite busy. One of its oft-rumored upcoming models, the Tribu compact crossover is now, according to a source, under constant re-evaluation, due to the harsh economic climate where such a model might not be viable, at least for a few more years.
“We haven’t decided on the future of the Tribu yet,” revealed the Seat source. “The project is on ice at the moment and we’ve got to wait and see what happens with the economic situation and whether we can make a business case for it.”
For those of you who forgot, the Tribu was unveiled at the 2007 edition of the Frankfurt Motor Show and was the first design penned by former Lamborghini artist Luc Donckerwolke. While it was presented as a three-door crossover, it is likely that it will be produced as a five-door model.
But one thing which might tip the balance in favor of the Tribu is that Seat’s Martorell plant will commence building the new Audi Q3 in 2011, and as the Tribu shares the same platfom, we might see a couple of essential components swapped between them, and Seat would produce the Tribu without spending a lot of money.
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