SEAT has broken its historic sales record for the second year in a row. From January to November 2019, the Spanish carmaker delivered 542,800 cars worldwide, which is 10.3% more than in the same period the year before.
“Achieving the highest sales volume in the close to 70 year history of SEAT makes us proud of the work we have done in recent years, and especially in 2019. The challenging economic environment has not prevented us from obtaining our second record in a row and post double digit growth. CUPRA* deliveries made a decisive contribution to these results, and from January to November grew by 74.0% compared to the same period in 2018. So far this year, CUPRA has already sold 22,800 cars.” says SEAT Vice-president for Sales and Marketing and CUPRA CEO, Wayne Griffiths.
9th December 2019 - SEAT UK
Once again, SEAT are expanding the options by releasing a new 1.5 litre TSI DSG Automatic front wheel drive option. Until now SEAT’s largest SUV has only been available either in front-wheel drive guise when mated to a manual gearbox, or in 4Drive all-wheel drive guise when mated to a DSG automatic transmission, but the introduction of the 1.5 TSI 150PS DSG Front-wheel drive changes that. The vehicle will help shake up the market, spreading the Tarraco’s appeal to fleets and markets where 4Drive all-wheel drive technology isn’t as critical.
25th November 2019 - SEAT UK
The Mii electric gets its first review from Auto Express collecting four out of five stars for its impressive 161 mile range and attractive price!
The journalist said: ‘The SEAT Mii electric is another convincing EV, thanks to its keen pricing, solid battery range and comfortable, refined drive. It’s still not quite big enough to cope with a small family’s needs, or regular use on motorways, but then, it still costs less than many superminis – and on the right electricity tariff, it could be delivering its 161-mile range for less than £2. Many city car customers and second car buyers will find that a tempting mix.’
14th November 2019 - SEAT UK/Auto Express
SEAT are to break into the motorcycle market with a fully electric eScooter equivalent to a 125cc model in 2020. The official presentation is taking place 19th November in Barcelona during the Smart City Expo World Congress.
Luca de Meo, SEAT President says - “the constant growth of large cities makes achieving efficient mobility one of the main challenges to overcome. Today we are taking a further step in our urban micromobility strategy by confirming the launch of the first eScooter in the history of the brand.”
6th November 2019 - SEAT UK
Our Tarraco has been awarded Best Large SUV at the BusinessCar Awards. It has been recognised across the fleet industry for its versatility, practicality and affordability.
Richard Harrison, Director of SEAT UK has said “The Tarraco has been a fundamental part of SEAT’s recent success, creating a platform for growth at a time where most other manufacturers are struggling. From early on it was clear that the Tarraco was going to be a favourite for fleets, and for its strong whole-life costs to be recognised by experts in the fleet sector is a real credit to its appeal for businesses.”
4th November 2019 - SEAT UK/BusinessCar Awards
CUPRA have revealed its CUPRA Ateca Limited Edition to the world which includes features such as Akrapovic exhaust, Brembo brakes, newly designed 20" alloy wheels, more carbon fibre and an exclusive new colour!
Wayne Griffiths, CUPRA CEO says - “The CUPRA Ateca Limited Edition is a vehicle that will surprise car enthusiasts and shows our passion for developing and designing products that exude the essence of the brand. With the Limited Edition we’ve turned up the volume on the visual styling and driving sound,”
28th October 2019 - CUPRA
AutoExpress Magazine have road-tested 130 SUVs for sale in the UK resulting in the Tarraco taking the top spot for Best SUV in the UK! Tarraco was awarded top spot for its spacious seats, smart digital screen and easy-to-use phone connection. Making it a favourite amongst tech-savvy customers and to those looking for a product that will keep you mobile in all climates.
AutoExpress said - "SEAT’s SUV uses some of the best parts available within the Volkswagen Group, packages them in a funky-looking body and prices the car competitively."
25th October 2019 - SEAT UK/AutoExpress
Our first ever electric vehicle is now available for ordering! The Mii electric benefits from 161miles of combined range, ability to charge to 80% in under an hour, SEAT Connect remote services and loads more!
To find out more about our first electric vehicle, click here
24th October 2019 - SEAT UK
The Ibiza has been crowned AutoCar's number 1 in it's Top 10 Superminis of 2019 for it's roomy, well equipped and much better finished than before. Combined with its first-class on-road handling and refinement manners, its value-for-money position, its impressive equipment features and its youthful styling.
16th October 2019 - AutoCar
The Ateca won the prestigious Best Overall Used Car Award and was praised for its practicality, low running costs and more enjoyable driving experience compared to its rival models. The Ateca was voted first place Best Crossover category, while the SEAT Leon was awarded the Best Small Family Car.
Richard Harrison, Director of SEAT UK said - “We are thrilled that the SEAT Ateca has been recognised by CarGurus. The Ateca has spearheaded significant growth for SEAT in the UK since its launch in 2016. We know that our models are already highly recommended as new purchases, so it’s great to see the SEAT Ateca performing just as strongly as a used buy too.”
27th September 2019 - SEAT UK/CarGurus
The CUPRA Ateca retains its crown as the best affordable performance SUV and beat rivals BMW X2 and Audi SQ2 on value for money and practicality. The categories that the cars were rated on included design and engineering, driving, practicality, ownership and running costs.Other comments were based on how the CUPRA Ateca is more spacious, has more standard equipment and is more fun to drive!
20th September 2019 - SEAT UK/AutoExpress
CUPRA have taken another step forward with the reveal of its concept car, the all-electric Tavascan taking the brand one step further into its vision of electrified performance.
“We have already proved our technological capabilities by developing the world’s first 100% electric touring car, the CUPRA e-Racer. With the presentation of the all-electric CUPRA Tavascan concept, we are translating this vision into the streets and proving that performance can be electrified”, said CUPRA CEO Wayne Griffiths.
10th September 2019 - CUPRA Official
The Tarraco has now been made even more desirable and efficient. With a sporty FR specification and a PHEV engine with a total output power of 245PS; 150PS gasoline engine and 116PS electric. The new FR trim will come with a new colour, Fura Grey, 19" alloy wheels with the option of 20" machined alloys and optional trailer assist to make towing even easier!
Luca de Meo, President of SEAT said - “The Tarraco plug-in hybrid perfectly illustrates our move towards a more sustainable mobility, yet maintaining the dynamism and fun-to-drive, typical of any SEAT. The Tarraco will be one of the few options with a plug-in hybrid powertrain on the large SUV segment, and we believe that it has a great potential,” said Luca de Meo, President of SEAT.
26th August 2019 - SEAT UK
The SEAT Tarraco has won Best Large SUV at the AutoExpress Awards in London. The Tarraco wowed the weekly publication’s panel of judges for its versatility, boot space and reasonable price tag.
Richard Harrison, Director of SEAT UK said - “We are delighted and honoured that the experts at Auto Express have named Tarraco the best large SUV you can buy today, making it the perfect car to complete our multi-award winning SUV line-up. We’ve already had great feedback from customers since Tarraco launched in the UK just a few months ago, with early sales contributing to SEAT UK’s record-breaking first half-year of sales."
10th July 2019 - SEAT UK/AutoExpress
The Ateca and Arona have both won awards at the Tow Car Awards.
Ateca FR 2.0 TSI 190PS DSG has taken the award for the 1400-1549kg category in the Tow Car Awards with the Arona FR 1.0 115ps taking the Ultralight Tow Car Up to 1400k.
14th June 2019 - The Tow Car Awards
The Arona has taken home the title of What Car?'s Small SUV of the Year 2019.
Steve Huntingford, Editor of What Car? said: “It may be a small SUV, but the Arona has a large number of things going for it. Not only is it more practical than most rivals, but it's very well priced and feels grown-up to drive.”
23rd January 2019 - SEAT UK/What Car?
Judges and motoring experts have commended the winning sports SUV for its fun driving style and value for money compared to rivals.
Richard Harrison, Director of SEAT UK says: “We knew that with CUPRA Ateca we had a special car on our hands and it’s exciting to see that recognised by one of the industry’s leading publications.”
23rd January 2019 - SEAT UK/What Car?