Seat has recently pulled the wraps off its latest creation, the Leon Verde Plug-in hybrid prototype, during a special event held in Spain.
Seat’s newest creation, the Leon Verde Plug-in hybrid prototype, is based on the redesigned version of the Leon which is previewing a future production version, by using private and public funds. The model in question has been developed on a 34-million euro budget and it’s coming with a smartphone application, which allows users to monitor the battery status, recharging status, energy consumption, estimated CO2 savings in electric mode and more. The Driving Cycle Predictor is a system fitted onto the model, which analyzes and memorizes the routines of the owner in order to optimize the energy consumption and reduce CO2 emissions.
The Seat Leon Verde Plug-in hybrid prototype is powered by a 1.4 liter TSI petrol engine, which is producing 122 HP (90 kW). The unit is helped by an electric motor, generating 102 HP (75 kW) and a 8.8 kWh battery. The total output produced stands at 170 HP (125 kW). The electric only range of the model is 50 km (31 miles) and with the petrol engine, this increases to 816 km (507 miles). Average fuel consumption stands at 1.6 L / 100 km (176.6 mpg UK / 147.0 mpg US) and the CO2 emissions stop at 36 g/km.