the end game of the MO scooter, the Ami competitor room and the big electric SUV for the US

the end game of the MO scooter, the Ami competitor room and the big electric SUV for the US

The Seat MO motorcycle is probably firing its last cartridges. Instead, the group plans to turn to the lightweight three-quarter bike, as it prepares to attack the US…

This Thursday, March 21, when presenting the 2023 results of the Seat and Crupra brands worldwide, its boss, Wayne Griffiths, suggested that the MO scooter will not have a generation. Instead, the manufacturer may move to a lighter quadricycle. On the shutdown of the Mo program (both in 50 and 125 cm3), the speech of Wayne Griffiths was unambiguous: “Our sales of Mo motorcycles were not as we expected, they were not in line with our sales targetsBasically, we stop!

Do better than a friend

Seat, which recorded a record profit in 2023 worldwide, can therefore turn around quickly production of the competitor Citroen Ami and other Fiat Topolino, even if, so far, the decision is not yet complete. Friendly, but better? Seat’s boss says nothing else: “If we decide to make a small car, it will have to represent the standards of our brands, especially in terms of style, equipment and even safety.

A redesigned Ibiza seat planned for next year© CHAIR

United States? Even fear

Furthermore, during this presentation, Mr. Giffiths confirmed that the fourth generation Seat Leon will benefit in the coming weeks from an “update”, with a better plug-in version, and a range of 100 kilometers in all-electric mode. The Ibiza (pictured above) and Arona models will only benefit from a facelift at the end of next year. Finally, The CEO of Seat/Cupra has announced that he wants to invest “at the end of this decade” in the North American market, with an electric Cupra Formentor (next generation), as well as a large electric SUV.all produced in VW Group plants in the United States and Mexico, and distributed with the help of local partners.

Laurent Lepsch

A digital automotive journalist for many years, I also have a strong taste for motorsports.

Posted on 03/22/2024 at 1:05 am.