Sales go up by 38.9%

SEAT posts the best August figures in its history

Martorell,  10 September 2018

  • The brand sold 383,900 cars from January to August, 21.9% more than in the same period of 2017
  • Deliveries accelerated last month due to the effect of the WLTP regulation
  • Next 18th September the new SEAT Tarraco is being presented worldwide

SEAT’s worldwide deliveries are making headway thanks to the growth in the main European markets. From January to August, Germany (83,100 vehicles; +27.6%), Spain (79,100; +18.2%) and the UK (45,200; +26.2%) were the brand’s three top-selling countries. In Germany and the UK, SEAT achieved its best sales result until August in its history, while in Spain it was the best-selling brand, with the Leon and the Ibiza the most widely registered models.

SEAT grew even more in France, where sales increased by 31.1% and this year 21,600 vehicles have been sold. Austria (15,500 cars) is SEAT’s fifth largest market thanks to a 26.3% rise, making the brand one of the three top-sellers and Austria the country with the second largest market share, only surpassed by Spain. SEAT also posted solid growth in Italy (15,300 cars; +26.8%), Poland (9,800 cars; +30.3%), Belgium (7,500; +44.3%) and Portugal (7,400; +24.5%). Moreover, Algeria is the fastest growing market outside Europe and thanks to the boost provided by the Relizane assembly plant, 13,900 cars were delivered in the country, which is 11,800 more than in the same period of 2017.

The new Tarraco completes the SUV offensive

Less than two weeks from now SEAT is going to present the Tarraco, which will complete the SUV model lineup currently formed by the Arona and the Ateca. The Tarraco, which is the Latin name of Tarragona, will be revealed to the world on 18 September in its namesake city and will go on presales in December.

In the next few weeks, SEAT is also going to add the CUPRA Ateca to its range, as well as the Arona TGI, the first SUV on the market powered by compressed natural gas. The most sustainable version of the Arona will be joining SEAT’s CNG model lineup, which currently features the Mii, the Ibiza and the Leon.

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