Seat revealed today the second version of the IBE Concept. For those who don’t know, the first generation IBE Concept (you can see it here ) was introduced in March, at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, but since then, Seat has been working hard to improve its design, technology and interior.
The car is powered by an electric motor delivering 75 kW (102 PS) and 200 Nm of torque, enough we’d say for an all-electric car developed for a crowded city. The IBE Concept can sprint from 0 to 50 km/h (31 mph) in just 3.6 seconds.
It reaches 80 km/h (50 mph) in 6.6 seconds, while the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) is made in 9/7 seconds. The continuous power rating is limited to 50 kW (68 PS), with the top speed pegged at 160 km/h (100 mph).
According to Seat, the IBE Concept uses a battery with a capacity of 18 kWh and has a range of round 130 kilometres (81 miles).
To show that it has the solution to the different demands that the mobile generation requires in relation to infotainment and connectivity, SEAT will be showcasing its latest offering with the IBE concept. In this car, the driver has the ability to utilize wireless application to allow connection with a smart phone like an iPhone.
Once the connection is established, the driver can check the systems on-line which include the trip computer display and the battery. By merely choosing the 'drag to car' option, the driver can select a song or album and have it played through the sound system.
With the dash screen and steering wheel touch controls, operation and navigation are made simple especially with the infotainment menus that have been integrated. Special apps also enable the driver to access the different navigation and assistance functions.
Any multimedia content that has been stored inside the device can also be downloaded and then accessed. Luc Donckerwolke, who is SEAT Head of Design, revealed that through the IBE, SEAT is able to show its vision for a vehicle of the future that is affordable, environment-friendly, and emotional.
Donckerwolke added that the IBE can be considered as the concentrated version of its design DNA. The interior and exterior focus on various key elements in the precise architecture. The application of modern technology and use of new material ensure that the car has a high-quality while being ecological.
Furthermore, the design of the exterior also gives a glimpse of how the current development of its SEAT design language is moving forward. Donckerwolke said that the IBE is the gene pool from which it bases its next generation of vehicles. These different elements kick off the future of its design language and indicate how driving pleasure and ecology can work together.