Seat IBE Concept
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Seat IBE Concept

2010 Paris Auto Show


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2010 Paris Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • Seat IBE Concept electric vehicle is on display at the Paris auto show.
  • The three-door IBE Concept was first seen at the Geneva show in March.
  • The sporty battery-powered hatchback now offers a full interior.

PARIS — Volkswagen's Spanish subsidiary Seat has updated its IBE concept from the 2010 Geneva Auto Show, with the sporty battery-powered hatchback getting a full interior and some design tweaks. The IBE is on display at the 2010 Paris Auto Show.

The three-door IBE has a 2+2 layout and features a 75-kW electric motor driving the front wheels, with a lithium-ion battery pack in the rear.

The IBE has a range between charges of about 80 miles and a top speed of 100 mph. Acceleration from zero to 60 mph takes less than 9.7 seconds.

The concept is shorter than a Seat Ibiza, measuring only 150.8 inches long overall. It was created by a team headed by Seat design boss Luc Donckerwolke, who has also done stints at VW's Audi, Lamborghini and Skoda units and may be best known for directing the design of the Lamborghini Gallardo.

Edmunds.com says: This wouldn't require a huge reach to go into production. — Paul Lienert, Correspondent

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