Seat announces EV due in 2020

Seat will launch its first pure-electric model in 2020, with a range of more than 300 miles planned for the new EV - set to be based on the VW Group's MEB platform.

The news was announced by company president Luca de Meo at Seat's annual results presentation, with news that the Spanish brand will launch a new car every six months until 2020.

The first two models launched will be the Tarraco - a family sized SUV similar to the Skoda Kodiaq - and the Cupra Ateca, which will kick start the new sporting brand's line-up.

Next year though, a new Leon will be launched, set to be only available as a five-door or estate. The popular family car will then begin Seat's electrification efforts in 2020 when a plug-in hybrid version will be launched. A range of at least 31 miles on a single charge is expected.

It will come along shortly before Seat's new EV, a stand-alone model based on the MEB architecture - a modular platform developed by the VW Group designed for electrified vehicles.

The new EV will be 'competitively priced', and come equipped with advanced connectivity and infotainment systems, whilst also featuring Level 2 autonomous driving capabilities at a minimum.

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