MUNICH -- Seat will not get a small battery-powered car from Volkswagen Group's MEB-Small electric platform.
Seat's sister brand Cupra and VW Group's core VW brand both unveiled concepts for entry-level full-electric cars from the platform at the Munich auto show.
The production versions of the Cupra UrbanRebel and VW ID Life are expected to be built at Seat's factory in Martorell near Barcelona, along with a version for Skoda. The planned annual volume is 500,000 cars.
But there will not be a Seat version.
"We cannot do everything at once," Wayne Griffiths, who leads both Seat and Cupra, told reporters at the show.
Seat has two strong brands in Seat and Cupra, but to stand out with an entry-level EV, "something different" is needed in the form of an "emotional electric car, which looks great and is fun to drive," Griffiths told reporters at the show.
The CupraRebel concept has a race-car design inspired by motorsports.