Get A First Look At Seat’s All-Electric Compact Hatch Concept

Seat is using the VW Group’s new MEB electric car platform for an, as yet-unnamed concept that will debut next week in Geneva.

Teased for the first time, the compact hatchback has a unique lighting signature at the rear, with the angled taillights joined by a light strip. It also appears to have an aggressive overall design, a tailgate-mounted spoiler and what appears to be a large rear diffuser.

“This concept car is a project of passion for Seat”, said President Luca de Meo. “It shows what can be achieved through the synergy of design, technology and pushing the boundaries to meet the demands of future mobility.”

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Technical details of Seat’s new concept will be announced on March 4, at the Volkswagen Group Night before next morning’s opening of the Swiss auto show. If it’s indeed previewing Seat’s version of VW’s ID Hatch and uses the same powertrain, this means it has a rear-mounted 170 PS (168 hp / 125 kW) electric motor that drives the rear wheels.

In its top form, equipped with the 111 kWh battery pack, the German compact EV promises a WLTP-estimated range of up to 550 km (342 miles) on a single charge, or just a little under 300 miles (483 km) in the EPA test cycle.

The new MEB-based concept car will be joined at the brand’s Geneva Motor Show stand by the Minimo study. Just like the similarly-sized Renault Twizy, the Minimo has a tandem seating layout. It can be driven for up to 100 km (62 miles) in between charges and is also ready to adopt Level 4 autonomous driving.

 

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