Seat unveils its upgraded IBE car

Spanish car maker Seat has made further modifications to its latest electric concept car, the IBE.

The compact sports coupe, which made its public debut at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, is featuring at this year's Paris Motor Show.

Seat - a subsidiary of the German Volkswagen Group - has upgraded the vehicle, adding a new interior and some design points.

Commenting on the car's new look, Seat Head of Design Luc Donckerwolke said: "The IBE shows Seat's vision for a car of the future that is as emotional as it is ecologically responsible and affordable."

The IBE, which is equipped with lithium-ion battery technology, is likely to be launched in the UK soon.

Customers can select form three engines and a manual or DSG auto gearbox. The three-door car comes with a 2+2 layout and 75kW electric motor.

The firm has also introduced its new Alhambra people carrier, which sports a seven-seat capacity together with a number of safety and comfort modifications.

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