Seat and Cupra, six new models electrified within the next year

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The large-scale electrification strategy of the Volkswagen group sees the launch of six rechargeable electric and hybrid vehicles for Seat between now and 2021. Depending on the technology and bodywork, they may have either the Seat or Cupra brand. The new Leon is considered to be the true legacy of Luca de Meo, the former president of Seat, who has been appointed CEO of Renault. The Leon is a pillar of the Seat range, still last year it was the best-selling model of the Spanish brand, with over 150 thousand units. Based on the MQB Evo platform of the Wolfsburg group, it is positioned in the upper part of the compact sedan segment. It measures 4.368 m in length, 1.80 m in width and 1.448 m in height. The lines have softened, the roof has lengthened, the grille has a hexagonal shape and the sides are more excavated. The rear becomes beautiful with the almond-shaped headlights, underlined by a discreet luminous demarcation.

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It will be on sale in Italy from the end of April, offered in different versions, never so extensive in its history. In addition to the four petrol and two diesel engines, the Leon is available with light 48V hybrid engines, available in 110 and 150 horsepower and a 204 horsepower rechargeable hybrid which houses a 1.4-liter TSI petrol and a lithium ion of 13 kWh which allows a journey of 60 km in electric mode. The model marked Cupra of the Leon GTI, always a rechargeable hybrid, inherits the technology of the Golf GTE and will have 245 horsepower available. The Tarraco FR Phev, a refillable hybrid, also combines petrol, 4-cylinder TSI, 150 horsepower, with an 85 kW 85-horsepower electric motor. Accumulated, the power rises to 245 horses and the torque to 400Nm, a value equivalent to that of a diesel of about 200 horses. Electric range of over 50 km.

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The FR sports logo due to a top speed of around 217 km / h and an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h of 7.4 seconds. This large SUV has CO2 emissions below 50g / km, according to the WLTP cycle. The Cupra brand – created by Luca de Meo with the intention of selling more expensive and therefore more profitable vehicles – also boasts the exit of the Formentor crossover (pictured). A high floor sedan, crossed with a coup, with a dynamic style, spurs sportiness, with a double choice, both plug-in hybrid of 245 horses and 50 km of autonomy in electric or 2.0-liter petrol with 310 horses and 400Nm of torque . Go out at the end of the year.

March 12, 2020 (change March 14, 2020 | 11:44)

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