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Seat announces El-Born electric concept car

Seat announces El-Born electric concept car

By Swansway Motor Group 01-03-2019

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Seat has revealed the concept version of its all-electric family car – the El-Born.

Named after a trendy neighbourhood in Barcelona, the El-Born would appear to be Seat’s response to the Volkswagen I.D. It uses the same modular MEB platform, and is set to be built at the same plant in Zwickau, Germany.

The El-Born features a 62kWh battery, and thanks to a power output of 236bhp it’ll manage 0-60mph in less than 7.5 seconds. The El-Born should also be capable of around 260 miles on a single charge, and compatible with 100kW fast charging – topping the battery up to 80 per cent capacity in just 47 minutes.

Seat has applied its family styling to the El-Born’s boxy shape, which is designed to provide the greatest amount of interior space possible. The MEB platform’s super-long wheelbase also aids this. The front end features a flush Seat badge atop a blanked-out front fascia, somewhat akin to the Tesla Model 3. Sharp-edged headlights and 20-inch alloy wheels lend the design a sporty edge.

A blanked-out C-pillar gives the illusion of a floating roofline, while a full-width LED lightbar makes the rear of the car appear wider than it is.

The interior of the car appears near-production, and features a floating 10-inch infotainment touchscreen angled towards the driver as well as a digital instrument display.

interior of SEAT concept car

Seat promises ‘state-of-the-art’ equipment to give the El-Born Level 2 autonomy – allowing it to steer, accelerate and brake on its own, albeit with the driver monitoring progress at all times.

The Seat El-Born will go on display at the Geneva Motor Show, which runs from March 7-17.

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