Seat is seriously entering into electromobility.
After the mysterious announcement, the time has come for the official unveiling of the new model. Seat has just sent us the first informations and photos of their latest concept car.
The car is called el-Born, which stems from one of the most iconic districts of Barcelona, which became a source of inspiration for designers and engineers of Séat. It is the first fully electric model from a Spanish manufacturer. Built on the MEB platform, it is a twin model for Volkswagen I.D. in a hatchback body.
The interior of Seat el-Born, unlike Volkswagen I.D., looks quite serious and ready to start production. In the central part of the dashboard there is a 10-inch screen, which we manage multimedia and the vehicle itself. The second display can be found behind the wheel, which replaces traditional clocks. The number of buttons is limited to a minimum and they are located on the left side of the dashboard.
The heart of the vehicle is a 204-horsepower electric motor powered by a 62 kWh battery pack. Thanks to these parameters, the range of el-Born is up to 260 miles (420 km) (according to WLTP), and acceleration from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) takes 7.5 seconds. A specially designed charger allows the batteries to be charged up to 80% in 47 minutes.
“Mobility is evolving and with it, the cars we drive. SEAT is at the forefront of this change, and the el-Born concept embodies the technologies and design philosophy that will help us meet the challenges we face in the future,” said Luca de Meo, President of SEAT.
The premiere of the Seat el-Born concept will take place at the Geneva Motor Show on March 5th. Seat has already announced the launch of the car in the mass production, which will start in 2020. This means that during next year’s fair in Geneva we should expect the premiere of a final version ready to go on the roads.