VW-owned Seat says it will sell its first fully electric model in 2020. It will come with a range of 500 kilometres.

The brand also said it will launch one new car every six months until 2020. The first two vehicles will be the Seat Tarraco and the CUPRA Ateca, which are going on sale at the end of 2018.

Next year the new generation Seat Leon will be available in dealerships with two variants, the five-door model and the ST family sized version.

Seat's first fully electric vehicle, launched in 2020, will be built on the Volkswagen Group's MEB platform and feature a range of 500 kilometres and, for the first time, the addition of a CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle) in the Seat model line-up.

Seat says it is taking a step forward in boosting electric mobility, which includes the hybrid version of the new generation Leon, also in 2020. In addition, the brand will remain 'committed to vehicles powered with compressed natural gas (CNG) as well as internal combustion engines'.

Seat says it successfully concluded 2017  by achieving its best results in history.

According to CEO Luca de Meo, "2017 was a new year of records for Seat". From a sales standpoint, "the 2017 results are the outcome of a balanced development of all our models. Today we have one of the youngest ranges on the market, a little more than three years on average, which covers all the relevant segments in Europe with class leading products." De Meo added that "in just a few years we have turned Seat into a relevant brand for a vast majority of European customers."

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