SEAT to launch six electric and plug-in hybrid models

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SEAT has announced the introduction of six electric and plug-in hybrid models between now and the beginning of 2021.

The electric version of the Mii and el-Born will be the brand’s first two fully electric models, while a plug-in hybrid version of the new generation Leon and Tarraco will also be offered. The CUPRA Leon and CUPRA Formentor will also both have a plug-in hybrid variant.

To carry out the introduction of these new electric and plug-in hybrid models, SEAT will develop a new vehicle platform in collaboration with the Volkswagen brand. This is the first time in the history of the company that this will happen, and will allow a smaller version of the Modular Electric Drive Toolkit (MEB) to be manufactured for SEAT’s use. The new platform’s goal is to develop affordable electric vehicles, with an entry level price below 20,000 euros.

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During the presentation of the results held at SEAT’s corporate headquarters in Martorell, company CEO Luca de Meo stated that “SEAT now has a clearer role in the Volkswagen Group, and thanks to the results obtained, we have earned the new electric vehicle platform.” “For the first time, the SEAT Technical Centre will be developing a platform that may be used by more brands around the globe”, added de Meo.

This continues a streak of good news for SEAT, with 2018 being the best year in the history of the company. Profit after tax went up to 294 million euros, 4.6% more than the previous year, and 517,600 vehicles were sold making for a 10.5% increase on 2017.

SEAT is currently the only company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets cars in Spain, and exports 80% of its vehicles to over 80 countries on all five continents.

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