We usually have little interest in “concept” vehicles, unless their makers indicate a clear path to the dealership and the street. However, the need for electric SUVs and crossovers is pressing, so let’s take a look at this new electric SUV concept from Seat, a Spanish automaker owned by the Volkswagen Group.
Seat unveiled an electric hatchback called el-Born in March, which it said would go into production next year. The new electric concept, developed by Seat’s high-performance CUPRA brand, appears to be a much more powerful beast.
“Besides the CUPRA Formentor, which will be launched in 2020 alongside two other high-performance plug-in hybrid models, we have already proved our technological capabilities by developing the world’s first 100% electric touring car, the CUPRA e-Racer,” said CUPRA CEO Wayne Griffiths. “With the presentation of the all-electric CUPRA Tavascan concept, we are translating this vision into the streets and proving that performance can be electrified.”
The concept is equipped with a 77 kWh battery pack, which Seat expects to deliver 280 miles of range (on the WLTP test cycle), and two electric motors with a combined 225 kW output.
A prototype of the Tavascan concept will appear at the upcoming Frankfurt International Motor Show. Seat hasn’t promised to bring the vehicle to production, but it’s a step towards extending VW’s MEB platform to all its brands.
Source: Seat via Electrek