Spanish automaker Seat is planning for 2019 to Supplement its range with the release of the first model electric vehicle. This was reported by one of the leaders of the company Seat, Enrique Pastor.
It is possible that the Seat will introduce a completely new model, however, does not exclude the creation of modification of the all terrain vehicle Ateca or hatchback Leon.
There is also information that the company is not considering the possibility of developing hybrid models. The reason for this decision is the high financial cost of the current stage.
The release of the new electric car Seat will be in about a year after the release of a compact SUV, which is scheduled for spring 2017. According to preliminary information, the novelty will be called Arona. The basis for the creation of "green" car company's engineers will take the Ibiza model next-generation base which will serve as a modular chassis MQB concern Volkswagen.
We will remind, six years ago at the annual presentation of new products from well-known automotive brands in Geneva Seat has presented the design concept of the electric vehicle Ibe developed based on subcompact hatchback Ibiza. The model is equipped with an electric motor with 102 HP and a torque of 200 N·m, and equipped with batteries with a total capacity of 18 kW·h. acceleration to 100 km/h is 9.7 s and its top speed is 160 km/h Maximum distance of 160 km coupe able to overcome on a single battery charge. published