Seat outlines new model launches
Over the next couple of years to 2020 Seat plans to release a new car every six months, with first arrivals Tarraco and Ateca followed by Seat’s first hybrid and EV.
In 2019, the new generation Seat Leon will be available in dealerships with two variants, the five-door model and the ST family sized version. The following year will also see a hybrid version of the Leon that will feature a range of at least 31 miles (50km).
Seat’s first electric vehicle will be introduced in 2020, based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform. The EV will be a so-called CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle) and the first of its type in the Seat lineup. A range of more than 300 miles (500km) is expected, the company added. The car will likely follow the lead of the Volkswagen I.D. range that shares the platform.
The announcements were made today by Seat president Luca de Meo at Seat’s annual results presentation in Madrid. He stated that Seat is, “A brand that generates more income, attracts new customers, remains committed to motorsport, seamlessly integrates technologies such as electrification, hybridisation, connectivity and driver assistants and enhances the image, credibility and reputation of the entire SEAT organisation.”
Seat’s president also reaffirmed the company’s commitment to CNG vehicles: “With the Arona TGI we are launching this year we will have the only SUV in the world powered with natural gas.”