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29 November 2016
Profitable at last, could SEAT one day become self-funding? That’s what it has to do but to get there, higher-margin models are needed. The new Ateca is the first of these.
17 November 2016
Following the recent reviews of Volkswagen, Audi and Škoda future vehicles, this fourth of a six-part series concerns SEAT. A look at what's ahead for Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti will make up the fifth part of a six-part series concerning the Volkswagen Group's brands. Porsche, to be published soon, will be the sixth and final chapter.
27 September 2016
Not so long ago, in the London Sunday Times, Jeremy Clarkson chose his 10 ‘stinkers’ - the worst cars sold in the UK. With his tongue even more firmly in his cheek than usual, he described the Seat Leon as ‘a nondescript waste of metal’ and the Skoda Superb as having ‘the same amount of soul as a fridge freezer’.
23 September 2016
This, the first of two management briefing reports concerning the 2016 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile, offers a sneak preview of the confirmed and likely world debut cars and concept vehicles.
31 July 2014
David Ingrams, who retired from Audi UK's press office today (31 July) played a key role in helping the German automaker's engineers achieve "uncompromised" right hand drive configurations and also oversaw a collection of about 50 classic cars, many of which he helped to launch when new. The man who praised Audi for taking the long-term view has himself served 36 years with the automaker and the connection may not yet be completely severed.
20 March 2014
Marcus Osegowitsch is general director, Volkswagen Group Rus and Simon Warburton caught up with him on the sidelines of this year's Russian Automotive Forum organised by Adam Smith Conferences in Moscow.
10 October 2013
Soon to clock up six months as head of SEAT, Jürgen Stackmann talks brand performance, plans for China and future products with just-auto.com. Glenn Brooks reports.
9 July 2013
Amsterdam-based Cruden designs and manufactures racing and driving simulators. It recently supplied Jaguar Land Rover with a 6-DOF (six degrees of freedom) simulator that is used as a virtual engineering tool by design teams at its Gaydon, UK design and engineering facility. In this interview, Matthew Beecham talked with Cruden’s commercial director, Frank Kalff about the simulator for JLR, its benefits and the appetite amongst other OEMs to fine-tune a simulator’s motion behaviour to suit their brands.
24 March 2017
SEAT obtained the best financial results in its history in 2016. The company made progress towards sustainable profitability and concluded the year with an operating profit of EUR143m (US$153.9m) (2015: -EUR7m), and profit after tax before extraordinary...
21 March 2017
Turning wastewater into sustainable fuel. This is the answer to two environmental challenges, namely reusing an increasingly scarce resource, water, and finding alternative energies to counter episodes of severe pollution that impose traffic restrictions in...
20 March 2017
In the first two months of the year, the Volkswagen Group delivered 1.5m vehicles to its customers throughout the world, 0.9% down on the same period of last year. Despite the 'dieselgate' crisis, sales were up in North America. The main negative was China.
20 March 2017
The show itself might be almost six months away but a second Volkswagen Group division has announced a model debut for the IAA.
10 March 2017
SEAT’s global sales continue with their double digit growth. In February, the Spanish brand made another jump, with deliveries that reached 31,800 vehicles, which represents +10.8% versus the same month of 2016. In the year-to-date, sales grew by 13.6%...
8 March 2017
All the world premieres from the 2017 Geneva motor show are listed below. The most important models this year were the Range Rover Velar, Kia Picanto, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Opel Crossland X & Insignia, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, SEAT Ibiza, Subaru XV, Volkswagen Arteon and Volvo XC60.
28 February 2017
SEAT is revealing the company’s vision of the future of driving at the Mobile World Congress in a digital ecosystem which enables a new relation between the car, the driver and their environment. SEAT president Luca de Meo presented the company’s...
17 February 2017
SEAT’s worldwide sales continue to grow in 2017. After finishing 2016 with the fourth consecutive annual increase, and adding a cumulative growth of nearly 30% since 2012, SEAT posted the best January results since 2003. The brand delivered 32,300 cars...
27 January 2017
Four generations and more than 5.4 million units sold. In three decades, the SEAT Ibiza has accumulated four generations. It is the top-selling Spanish passenger car – to date, more than 5.4 million units have been sold. If they were arranged in a...
11 January 2017
SEAT concluded 2016 with increased sales for the fourth consecutive year. The carmaker delivered a total of 410,200 vehicles, which is 2.6% more than in 2015 (400,000) and the best result since 2007. In the last four years, SEAT sales have gone up by 27.8%,...
20 December 2016
VW Group subsidiary SEAT has managed to reduce energy consumption by 23.2% and water consumption by 24.5% in its production processes over the last five years. Both indicators are part of the 'Ecomotive Factory' strategy, which was launched in 2011, aimed at optimising resources and making the company’s three plants (Martorell, Barcelona and Seat Componentes) increasingly more efficient and sustainable
19 December 2016
Worldwide deliveries by the Volkswagen Group rose by 7.9% to 899,400 units in November. The Company delivered 9.38m new vehicles from January to November 2016, an increase of 3.1%. "November was a strong month for all our Group brands. We are headed for a...
6 December 2016
The Leon Cupra has always stood out for its performance and its extras, logically without forgetting its design and its excellent price/quality ratio. All of these have now been taken a step further, to improve a successful model. More Power and Better...
29 November 2016
SEAT has become the first company in the automotive sector in Spain to be certified with the ISO 14006 standard in Ecodesign, a certificate which guarantees that the company complies with an environmental management system during the design and development...
28 November 2016
On 27 November 2017, the Volkswagen Group signed a contract for vehicle assembly in Algeria. In the presence of the Algerian Minister of Industry Abdessellam Bouchouareb, Dr. Josef Baumert, member of the Volkswagen commercial vehicles board of management...
16 November 2016
SEAT president Luca de Meo has said Barcelona is ideal for researching smart mobility.
14 November 2016
Worldwide deliveries by the Volkswagen Group grew 4.7% to 870,300 units in October. The group delivered 8.5m vehicles from January to October 2016, an increase of 2.6%. "Our delivery figures show that our vehicles convince many buyers. Our customers'...
25 October 2016
Seat and Aqualia have joined forces to develop the innovative Smart Green Gas project, which aims to obtain 100% Spanish origin, renewable biofuel from waste water to be used in compressed natural gas (CNG) powered cars. To kick off their collaboration, with a...
17 October 2016
The Volkswagen Group delivered 947,600 vehicles to customers in September, an increase of 7.1% compared with the previous year. 7.6m vehicles were handed over to customers worldwide from January to September, representing a rise of 2.4%. "All passenger...
30 September 2016
The Audi Q5, Citroën C3, Hyundai i30, Kia Rio, Land Rover Discovery, Nissan Micra, Peugeots 3008 & 5008, Porsche Panamera, Renault Alaskan and Škoda Kodiaq were the most important production models at the 2016 Paris motor show. As for design studies and prototypes, the BMW Concept X2, Generation EQ SUV from Daimler, Lexus UX, Renault Trezor and Volkswagen I.D. were the main show stoppers. Surprisingly, the BMW 5 Series, Infiniti QX50 and a mid-life facelift for the VW Golf did not appear.
20 September 2016
The cars we drive are a reflection of our personalities, a carefully chosen investment that not only gets us from place to place, but defines who we are. For consumers looking for performance and fun, SEAT and Cosmopolitan introduce the SEAT Mii by...
16 September 2016
SEAT has rolled out its first SEAT store, an innovative concept conveniently located in the Lakeside Shopping Centre (London). This new project is part of a global strategy aimed at giving customers greater access to the company and making their lives easier....
12 September 2016
For the eighth time, worldwide CSR officers from group, brands and regions gathered at the Volkswagen headquarters to attend a three-day closed meeting, the group CSR meeting. At the forefront of the agenda was an exchange of views on the key future topics in...
8 September 2016
SEAT has taken another step forward in car connectivity after becoming the first brand in the industry worldwide to feature an app that is compatible with CarPlay. The iOS-developed SEAT DriveApp is now available in the App Store and allows you to view and...
31 August 2016
Wayne Anthony Griffiths has been appointed SEAT executive vice-president for sales and marketing with effect on 1 September 2016. Griffiths takes over from his predecessor Dr. Andreas Offermann (Opladen, Germany, 1956), who has been named new member of the...
15 August 2016
Germany's Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has approved Volkswagen's proposed modifications to vehicles with the 1.2-litre EA189 TDI diesel engine.
14 June 2016
Germany's Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has approved Volkswagen's proposed modification of around 1.1m more VW, VW commercial and Audi brand models.
6 June 2016
VW’s SEAT brand says it has conducted a "virtual handover" of over 100 new SEAT Leons to a large corporate customer. SEAT also said the operation gives a strong indication of how technology could be used to enhance the delivery experience of cars to the next generation of connected drivers.
3 June 2016
SEAT, the Universitat Politecnica de Cataluna (UPC) and Volkswagen Group research are kicking off CARNET - cooperative automotive research network, the first major research and innovation hub to focus on the automotive field and urban mobility of the future of Barcelona.
2 June 2016
Volkswagen Group and on-demand mobility provider Gett, said they have the cornerstone for a partnership at a kick-off event at the DRIVE Volkswagen Group Forum in Berlin.
24 March 2017
SEAT obtained the best financial results in its history in 2016. The company made progress toward...
21 March 2017
Turning wastewater into sustainable fuel. This is the answer to two environmental challenges, nam...
20 March 2017
In the first two months of the year, the Volkswagen Group delivered 1.5m vehicles to its customer...
20 March 2017
The show itself might be almost six months away but a second Volkswagen Group division has announ...
10 March 2017
SEAT’s global sales continue with their double digit growth. In February, the Spanish brand...
8 March 2017
All the world premieres from the 2017 Geneva motor show are listed below. The most important mode...