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Seat IBX concept news - Geneva 2011: Seat IBX concept - 2011

Seat has been more than fashionably late to the crossover
party. It showed a concept called Tribu in 2007, but that didn’t make it. Now
at the Geneva show there’s the IBX. And even this is a pretty iffy bet for
 production.

So why devote a second’s more of your attention to it? Well,
imagine it not as a crossover at all but as a vanilla hatchback, sitting lower
to the road with regular-size wheels. Then you’ve got something that points the
way to the next Leon, due in 2012.

One of three Leons actually. There’ll be a three-door much
like this concept, and a five-door with a slightly higher roof, and an estate
that’s apparently quite swoopy.

You’ve got to enjoy the simpler things in life before the
design appeals. Ex-Lambo man Luc Donckerwolke has stripped away all the
ornaments, and left only a very few creases to do the work.

To our way of seeing, it works well. But unless you’re
actually looking at it in the metal, the white paint obscures those few vital
lines and turns it into a bit of a blob.

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