Volkswagen Group's Spanish brand, Seat, will preview its first full-electric car with a concept at the Geneva auto show.
The el-Born will highlight autonomous functionality and connectivity technologies, Seat said in a statement on Friday.
The concept, which will debut in Geneva on March 5, is named after one of the most iconic neighborhoods in Barcelona.
The vehicle has a range of up to 420 km (261 miles) under the WLTP test cycle, Seat said. The vehicle's 62 kWh battery pack is compatible with supercharging up to 100kW DC, and can be charged up to 80 percent in 47 minutes. The car has a power output of up to 150 kW and accelerates from 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in 7.5 seconds.
The vehicle also integrates an advanced thermal management system to maximise vehicle range in the most extreme of environmental conditions. The EV’s heat pump can reduce the electrical heating consumption, saving up to 60km in autonomy.
The production car will be based on parent Volkswagen Group's MEB electric-car architecture that will also underpin the VW brand's upcoming I.D. family, along with Skoda models and an Audi compact EV.
The production version of the Seat concept is expected to go on sale next year.
"2020 will be Seat's year of electrification," Seat CEO Luca De Meo said at the company's annual 2017 results presentation last March.
Under de Meo, Seat is placing great emphasis on connectivity to attract its younger target customer group.
The EV will be about the size of the brand's Leon hatchback but with a much roomier cabin like its sister model, the VW I.D. Neo, a Golf-sized hatchback that will go into production at the end of this year, with sales starting early next year.
Audi will show an MEB concept, the Q4 e-tron, in Geneva.
Skoda will unveil the Vision iV concept at the show that hints at the brand's first EV based on the MEB electric platform.
The Seat, VW and Audi cars will be built at VW's factory in Zwickau, Germany, where VW Group is investing 1.2 billion euros ($1.4 billion) to produce as many as 330,000 EVs a year. Skoda has said it will build its MEB electric car in its plant in Mlada Boleslav in the Czech Republic.
In Geneva, Seat will also show its Minimo two-seat quadricycle concept that it says combines the advantages of cars and motorcycles to create a nimble electric city vehicle.
Seat will also debut the Cupra Formentor plug-in hybrid crossover concept.