SEAT has registered the name ‘Cupra Terramar’, hinting that the next model from the company’s off-shoot performance brand may have this moniker. A fast Cupra-badged version will come first, and then a SEAT model with more conventional engines will be launched some time after. These images, leaked by Autofacil, could show what the new car will look like when it’s revealed.
The Terramar is likely to be Cupra’s first standalone model, and it’ll sit between the Ateca and the Tarraco in size. Judging by SEAT’s naming convention, it could be a coupe version of the latter. Skoda, another company owned by VW, has recently revealed the Kodiaq GT as a slinkier variant of the Kodiaq seven-seater, so the Terramar would use these underpinnings.
The first available powertrain will be a familiar one – a 2.0-litre, 300hp turbocharged petrol engine linked up to a dual-clutch automatic gearbox and all-wheel-drive. However, Cupra is likely to introduce a plug-in hybrid version to sit alongside the petrol car.
Terramar is one of Spain’s oldest motorsport locations, so it seems fitting that Cupra will choose this name for its next model. Racing finished there at the end of the 1950s, but SEAT chose the facility for the Cupra brand launch in February this year – and showed the world the famous oval layout and banking at the end of the presentation.
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