Spy Shots Show Production-Version Of Seat el-Born In Final Tests

The Spanish version of the VW ID.3 may offer a little more spice to the MEB platform.

As soon as we got these spy pictures of the Seat el-Born, we tried to find a nice video of VW ID.3’s Spanish cousin. Most of them are static, made around the “concept” that was presented at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. This one from the Battery Life YouTube channel caught our attention because it tries to answer precisely the same question we have: Are the ID.3 and the el-Born the same car?

Gallery: See The New Seat el-Born In Its Final Tests Before Production Starts

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The video reminded us of an article we had already written about the same thing. Its conclusion was that badge engineering is still a thing with legacy automakers with a lot of brands to handle.

The Seat e-Born promises to offer more spice to the MEB platform under a weird name. That extra sauce would come exclusively from the design, but it already shows it will be only slightly different. Power, range, charging time, and other technical specifications tend to be precisely the same. The cars will even be produced at the same factory: Zwickau, in Germany.