17.1% growth compared to 2017

SEAT breaks its sales record from January to September

Martorell,  11 October 2018

  • The brand sold 415,600 cars in the first nine months of the year, exceeding the volume reached in 2000
  • Germany, the UK, Austria and Switzerland post record results
  • Deliveries decreased in September following a surge in July and August due to the effect of the WLTP

Deliveries of the Spanish carmaker went up from January to September as a result of the momentum in the major European markets, which all posted double-digit growth. Germany is SEAT’s leading market with 90,400 cars delivered (+22.8%) and achieved its best historic result. Spain follows closely behind with the second highest number of vehicles sold (85,900 vehicles; +16.5%) and tops the list of brands and registered vehicles, with the Leon and the Ibiza in first and second place. Furthermore, with an increase of 14.1% (50,500 units), the UK rounds off the company’s top three markets and also broke its sales record.

The January to September result was also excellent in France, where SEAT grew by 27.7% and delivered 23,400 cars. Other prominent countries include Austria (16,000; +16.8%) and Switzerland (8,400; +11.7%), both with first nine month sales records. In addition, SEAT also grew significantly in Poland (10,300; +24.2%), Belgium (8,000; +37.2%) and Portugal (7,900; +23.7%), which clearly contributed to the brand’s positive results, as well as in Algeria, where SEAT sales have gone up five-fold and 15,800 cars have been delivered (3,100 from January to September 2017).

SEAT gets ready to continue growing

In recent weeks, SEAT unveiled two new models that are going to help the brand boost growth in 2019: the Tarraco, which completes the SUV offensive together with the Arona and the Ateca, and the Arona TGI, the first all-roader on the market fuelled with compressed natural gas. Both models are scheduled to go on sale before the end of the year and will be joined by the CUPRA Ateca. This new sports SUV is the first launch of the CUPRA brand and prominently features an amazing balance between driving pleasure and convenience for day-to-day use. The CUPRA Ateca is also going on sale in the next few weeks.

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