In 2020 Seat (and the Cupra brand) will introduce the first all-electric and plug-in hybrid models.
Seat presents at the 100th edition of the Automobile Barcelona its entire lineup of electric concepts, from which the first will hit the market next year - just in time for the brand's 70th anniversary.
The main model is the all-electric Seat el-Born compact hatchback concept, which will enter the market in 2020, as the Spanish brand is the second in the Volkswagen Group to get access to the new MEB platform.
The latest press release hints at a 58 kWh battery and 420 km (261 miles) of range, which is same as in case of the Volkswagen ID.3 (mid-range battery version). The concept shown in Geneva had a 62 kWh battery.
SEAT el-Born, the first step in SEAT’s electric offensive
The el-Born concept car is the first SEAT that has been conceived as an electric vehicle and it is scheduled for market launch in 2020. SEAT will be the Volkswagen Group’s second brand to make a model on the MEB platform, whose assembly line is set to turn out a new generation of vehicles based on the market’s most advanced electric and connectivity technology.
With a practical range of between 300 and 420 km thanks to its 58 kWh battery, this vehicle is ready to travel beyond urban limits. The battery is compatible with direct current superchargers of 100 kW; Thanks to this, the SEAT el-Born will take the energy needed for at least 260km in only 30 minutes.
* The SEAT el-Born is a concept car, so all technical data is provisional and subject to revision.
Seat el-Born specs:
- 62 kWh battery
- up to 420 km (261 miles) of range in WLTP test cycle
- up to 150 kW (204 PS)
- 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.5 seconds
- 0-80% fast charging in 47 minutes (up to 100 kW DC)
- based on MEB platform
SEAT Minimó, the best companion for the city
The SEAT Minimó concept vehicle, which was presented at the most recent edition of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, combines the comfort and safety of a car with the agility of a motorcycle. This new concept confirms SEAT’s commitment to urban micromobility and expands the easy mobility ecosystem that the brand is fostering. The company is working with institutions to continue to develop the model with the needs of cities in mind prior to its possible market launch. Following the launch of the SEAT eXS KickScooter powered by SEGWAY andwith the international presentation of the SEAT Minimó concept car, the compaña is going to lead the urban micromobility strategy for the Volkswagen Group.
Seat's new stand-alone brand Cupra presents at the Automobile Barcelona Cupra Formentor PHEV, with up to 50 km (31 miles) of WLTP range, scheduled for 2020 (to be produced in in the Martorell factory).
CUPRA connects to the future
After just one year of operation as an independent brand, CUPRA is presenting the CUPRA Formentor concept car in Barcelona, which is the first model it has developed. It is intended to take the brand into the future, equipped with a high-performance plug-in hybrid engine whose output is designed to comply with current performance and efficiency requirements. Its market launch in 2020 will signal the beginning of the brand’s electrification of commercial vehicles.
Finally, the last plug-in is the all-electric Cupra e-Racer:
Visitors to the motor show can also admire the CUPRA e-Racer, the first fully electric racing touring car. The e-Racer is a true racecar that offers 300 kW of continuos power and up to 500 kW (680 PS) of peak power. It can reach a top speed of 270 km/h, accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in only 3.2 seconds and from 0 to 200 km/h in just 8.2 seconds.
Other upcoming production models are:
- Seat Mii (Volkswagen e-up! derivative)
- Seat Leon PHEV
- Seat Tarraco PHEV
- Cupra Leon PHEV