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VW's Seat brand to develop electric car platform in China with JAC
Reuters | 2018/11/30

FRANKFURT -- Volkswagen's Spanish Seat brand will develop an electric vehicle platform with China's Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp. as part of a broader Asian expansion.

A battery electric vehicle platform will be developed for production in China and JAC Volkswagen will introduce the Seat brand in China by 2021, Seat said.

"This agreement with Volkswagen Group China and JAC enables us to move forward with the strategic development to introduce the Seat brand into China and take a further step toward the company's globalization strategy," Seat President Luca de Meo said in a statement.

Construction on the JAC Volkswagen r&d hub will start before the end of 2018 and the center will concentrate on key areas such as connectivity, autonomous driving and other future strategic directions, Seat said.

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