After its world premiere at Geneva, the Seat IBE is presented again at Paris Motor Show 2010, with a new look and new features.
The Spanish manufacturers chose Seat IBE to represent them again, this time in the most important automobile show. They painted the concept in red and equipped it with an electric engine of 102 bhp and 200 Nm – the concept being ready to glitter in the city of lights. The intensive red hue covering the body is intertwining with the black and white color combination of the interior, while the dynamics of the exterior lines are emphasized by the electric propulsion.
Thanks to the special materials used in the creation of Seat IBE, the vehicle is relatively light and also, it can provide outstanding maneuverability. However, the total mass of the concept is of 1100 kg.
On the other hand, the Seat IBE reaches the speed of 100 km/h in just 9.7 seconds. The electric engine of the concept does not always provide maximum power, being calibrated to release 68 bhp, while its full potential is discharged only when it is really necessary. The capacity of Seat IBE‘s batteries is of 18 kWh. The concept achieves 50 km/h in 3.6 seconds and accelerates to 80 km/h in 6.6 seconds.
As we have already observed at Paris Motor Show, the interior of the Seat IBE is truly spacious. The two passengers sitting on the rear seats will have more than enough room and also, the trunk is so big, that it can accommodate luggage for four people. The concept is actually 1770 mm wide, just 1230 mm tall and 3830 mm long. Thus, Seat IBE seems to be a small, but very beautiful car.
We really admire the way they played with IBE’s design, especially with the V-shaped headlights which make it seem a little daredevil. Most likely, the front side of the concept has obtained this amazing smooth shape thanks to the lack of a large engine.
At first, we thought that the Spanish designers wished to create a rival for Honda CR-Z. But, at a second glimpse, we realized that Seat IBE’s style is unique. Moreover, we should not forget that the head of Seat’s design department is now Luc Donckerwolke, the former designer of Lamborghini.
All in all, Seat IBE has been a star at Paris Motor Show 2010, the journalists queuing to capture a photo of the impressive concept.