SEAT is preparing to start an all-electrical “urban EV” in 2025, with a value tag involving £17,000 and £22,000.

Talks on whether the new car or truck will be branded a SEAT or a Cupra are ongoing, with corporation President Wayne Griffiths outlining at the brand’s once-a-year benefits conference  that a choice on this experienced not still been designed. 

Griffiths did ensure that the new compact EV “will be the 1st car or truck for an entry platform for different models of the VW Team.”

This probably refers to the MEB Entry architecture, an electrical-only platform for much more compact automobiles that will sit beneath the MEB-centered Cupra Born and Tavascan versions in the line-up.

In spite of the admission that the new vehicle will be an EV centered on city mobility, it may perhaps not be a typical supermini. Griffiths highlighted that the car or truck is a related size to the SEAT Arona compact SUV, at about four metres extensive.

SEAT’s teaser impression (down below) disclosed at the conference also displays a much more SUV-like profile, with a a little elevated journey height, probably to accommodate the mounting of a battery in the car’s flooring, as with the much larger MEB platform. Our exceptional impression (earlier mentioned) imagines this teaser sketch as a compact SEAT electrical SUV, a tiny lesser than the present crop of versions in this segment, specifically the Vauxhall Mokka-e and the Peugeot e-2008.

The new city EV will be created as aspect of SEAT’s program to change its Martorell creation facility exterior Barcelona, with the aim of developing five hundred,000 electrical automobiles for each year.

SEAT urban EV

SEAT’s ambitious strategies also contain leading EV improvement for the total VW Team, and the new city EV will be a critical aspect of this, mainly because it has the prospective to deliver huge product sales volumes – and it desires to.

The challenging aspect for automotive models is that EVs expense a lot to develop and build, but compact automobiles have to be bought for comparatively small rates, so it can acquire a extensive time to get paid again the cash used on improvement.

Coupled to slower product sales for SEAT, in particular previous year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the company’s foreseeable future could journey on this new toddler EV. It is not acknowledged still when the Spanish organisation will make a choice on whether to badge its new city electrical car or truck a SEAT or a Cupra, but supplied the meant entry value issue of about £17,000 it’ll much more than probably be a SEAT, as this model is pitched as the much more very affordable supplying compared with its sportier, much more quality off-shoot, Cupra.

SEAT has at the time again been set in charge of leading the improvement of a compact EV for the Volkswagen Team, with a VW compact EV scheduled to make its debut in 2025 also.

SEAT and Cupra President Wayne Griffiths reported: “We want to manufacture electrical automobiles in Spain setting up in 2025. Our ambition is to deliver much more than five hundred,000 city electrical automobiles for each year in Martorell also for the Volkswagen Team, but we need to have a very clear motivation by the European Commission.

“We’ve drawn up the program, we have the ideal associates on-board and we’re usually completely ready to spend. This project is meant to develop into the driver for the transformation of the Spanish automotive business. The guidance of the Spanish Federal government and the EU Commission for this cross-sectorial and country-broad program is wanted for the Volkswagen Team to be ready to acquire the remaining choice on its execution.”

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