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SEAT teases 600 concept car ahead of Automobile Barcelona

Barcelona-based SEAT will reveal a new 600 BMS concept at its home motor show, Automobile Barcelona. 

The 600 BMS concept is described as a design exercise; a project to commemorate the 60th anniversary of one of the brand’s most iconic models. A tribute to the past, the 600 BMS is based on the SEAT 600D with its retractable top. Much like the first generation of its forerunner, the concept is equipped with front suicide doors and maintains the retractable canvas top.

With vintage styling, it features a light grey “metallic twist” body paint with adhesive decals in orange and an evolved “600” logo that is much more graphic. The car retains its original wheels and brakes. On the inside, the 600 BMS has exclusive leather upholstery with orange stitching and side detailing in leather.

An Ateca FR will also make its international debut at the show. The latest addition to the brand’s SUV range provides added sportiness to the model, with sporty touches including aluminium roof rails and window frames, unique glossy black grille, FR bumpers and rear fog lights, 18-inch alloy wheels (19-inch option available) and matching colours to the bodywork for the wheel rims and side skirts. The rear window is framed by black lateral spoilers while matching bodywork colour for the spoiler on the boot and the FR logo at the front and rear round out the external changes.

The logo is repeated inside on the aluminium kick plates and multi-function sports steering wheel in leather with glossy black insertions. The sports seats are upholstered in Alcantara, the door panels have an exclusive FR covering, the pedals are aluminium and the red stitching on the steering wheel, the gearbox and seats emphasises the sporty side of the car which also comes with firmer suspension to add to the driver experience.

Later this year, the Arona will arrive, followed in 2018 by a large SUV with a choice of five- or seven-seats. Automobile Barcelona runs from 11th to 21st May 2017.