Seat pulled the wraps off a plug-in hybrid prototype based on the new Leon hatchback. Called Leon Verde, the Spanish model comes with a 1.4-liter gasoline unit producing 120 horses and an electric motor offering another 100 horsepower.
It packs an 8.8 kWh battery providing an electric driving range of 50 kilometers while power is transferred to the wheels via a retuned six-speed gearbox.
The new Seat Leon Verde Plug-in Hybrid comes with a Driving Cycle Predictor able to calculate best routes for the driver and improve the consumption.
For now, the Spanish fuel-efficient model is just a prototype but you can expect to see all these innovations in a production model quite soon.
“The SEAT LEON VERDE allows for two-way connection to the grid and not only for battery recharge but also for the vehicle to feed-in electricity to the grid itself,” adds the company.