Seat will not release an electric version of the Leon

Seat will not release an electric version of the Leon

July 26, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The new generation Seat Leon will be offered with different power units, while an electric motor will not appear in the engine range.

This is due to the fact that the updated Leon is built on the MQB platform, like the VW Golf, Audi A3 and Skoda Octavia, which are mainly designed for internal combustion engines. At the same time, for electric vehicles, the VW Group has MEB architecture.

An electric version of the Leon is not planned, a Seat spokesman said. He also added that the Spanish brand already has an electric model: we are talking about the Mii Electric. At the same time, according to him, a new electric vehicle may be released in the future. It is assumed that the Seat electric novelty will be developed on the basis of the Cupra el-Born.

There is no information about the characteristics of the electric hot hatch yet, but it is already known that it will receive a rear-wheel drive system and an electric motor, which will allow the model to accelerate to 50 km / h in 2.9 seconds. The novelty should also get a 77 kWh battery, which will provide a cruising range of 500 km.

In addition, it was recently reported that the Chevrolet Sonic sedan and hatchback will be discontinued. General Motors spokeswoman Megan Soul told the American television channel CNBC about the fate of the model. The place of the departed cars should be taken by the Chevrolet Bolt EUV electric car.