"Stellantis Spotlight" is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at Stellantis. The top stories for the week ending March 4, 2022, include CEO Carlos Tavares announcing Stellantis’ strategic plan entitled Dare Forward 2030, Jeep®, Ram Truck and Dodge win IHS Markit loyalty awards and Tony Stewart Racing’s Matt Hagan sets track record taking second at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
The SEAT Leon e-HYBRID - Daily journeys of up to 60 kilometers - E-mode
Hybrid vehicles start in electric mode as standard, which they maintain until the battery is exhausted. Without the driver having to make a selection, the combustion engine then takes over. Such a switch is also made if the vehicle requires more power or exceeds a certain speed. "The SEAT Leon e-HYBRID can be driven up to a speed of 130 km/h in electric mode," says Gerhard Lux, Head of Hybrid and Electric Drive Development at SEAT. "It is suitable for daily journeys of 50 to 60 kilometers, both in urban areas and on highways. The vehicle would then be exclusively in electric mode".
The 2022 Niro Hybrid (HEV) arrives for the new model year wearing new Kia badging on the front grille, the tailgate, steering wheel hub and wheel center caps. Niro HEV continues to deliver an estimated 50 MPG, offers more than 63 cu.-ft. of cargo space and a long list of standard Kia Drive Wise Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (LXS and above).