SEAT Vice-president for Sales and Marketing and CUPRA CEO Wayne Griffiths underlined that “the sharp increase in sales in January makes us optimistic about SEAT’s sales progress in 2019. Similar to 2018, this year will be full of challenges. We have full confidence in the four pillars of the brand (Ibiza, Arona, Leon and Ateca) and in the addition of the new Tarraco to the range, which will enable us to give our sales figures an additional boost in 2019. The contribution made by CUPRA, and more specifically the CUPRA Ateca, will also be a key driver of growth this year”.
In January, the core countries where SEAT operates maintained the positive trend of 2018. Spain leads the results with 8,400 vehicle deliveries (+4.3%) and SEAT remains the top-selling brand in the country. SEAT deliveries saw double digit growth in Germany (7,800 cars; +20.3%) and the UK (5,500; +29.0%), as well as in other key markets for the brand, such as Austria (2,300; +22.0%), Italy (1,800; +12.9%), the Netherlands (1,600; +72.2%), Poland (900; +12.6%) and Portugal (800; +25.7%).
SEAT is also growing strongly in the two main countries where it is present outside Europe. The carmaker delivered 3,100 vehicles in Algeria in January, which is 40.9% more than in the same month in 2018, while in Mexico, SEAT sold 2,300 cars, which represents 23.4% more than the previous month of January.
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