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SNAPSHOT - AGVs in manufacturing at SEAT's Martorell plant

11 January 2018

Volkswagen Group brand SEAT has released details of its intelligent robots' operations at its Martorell, Spain, manufacturing plant.


Can SEAT top 500,000 sales in 2018 with new Ibiza?

11 January 2018

Volkswagen recently said that it had produced 14 million Polos since the first model was introduced in 1975. SEAT, an infinitely smaller company, introduced its similarly sized Ibiza in 1984. As it ramps up production of the fifth generation model, the total built at Martorell has just reached 5.6 million. The new car is more than good enough to push that total above 6 million within four years, maybe even three.


ANALYSIS - Future EVs and SUVs will transform SEAT

13 December 2017

This year, SEAT has finally pleased its paymasters in Wolfsburg. The company might not yet be exactly awash with cash, but the black ink is at last flowing. The Volkswagen Group's belief that its Spanish outpost could be turned around saw the Germans injecting much money and goodwill into SEAT. Crucially, it was put to good use in the form of adding SUVs. More models are on the way.


ANALYSIS - updated Leon and future SEAT models

8 May 2017

April was a great month for SEAT, with double digit percentage rises in the brand's top three markets of Spain, Germany and Britain. The Ibiza and Ateca were part of the reason for a surge to 41,400 SEAT registrations. So too was an updated Leon, deliveries of which are now gathering pace in all European countries.

Latest interviews


GENEVA INTERVIEW - Cupra strategy director Antonino Labate

7 March 2018

We caught up with Antonino Labate, director of strategy, business development and operations at Cupra, Seat's newly spun off performance-minded sister brand. He discusses the genesis of the brand, the thinking behind launching with an SUV and how Cupra could develop in the future.


INTERVIEW: Audi's 'Mr RHD' retires

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.


INTERVIEW: Volkswagen Group Rus general director Marcus Osegowitsch

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.


INTERVIEW: SEAT executive committee chairman Juergen Stackmann

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.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales surge 10.2% in April 2018

21 May 2018

The Volkswagen Group and its brands continued on their growth path in April. At 927,200 units, deliveries by the Group in April were 10.2% higher than the same month last year. Over 3.6m vehicles have been handed over to customers since the beginning of the...


just-auto Plus only SEAT global sales up by 21% in April 2018

9 May 2018

SEAT continues to break records. After completing the best first quarter in its history, SEAT’s global sales are making steady headway and increased by 21% in April, for a total of 50,100 cars sold (2017: 41,400). With this volume, SEAT has achieved its...


just-auto Plus only SEAT announces key management changes

3 May 2018

Dr Rainer Fessel (Braunschweig, 1966) has been appointed new director of the SEAT factory in Martorell. Until now, Dr Fessel headed the plant located in Chengdu (China) of FAW-Volkswagen, a joint-venture founded in 1991 between Chinese automotive manufacturer...


VW Group global sales up 5.3% in March 2018

18 April 2018

The Volkswagen Group says it recorded its best ever delivery result for a single month in March.


Seat global sales surge 18.7% in Q1 2018

6 April 2018

VW Group-owned Seat’s global sales grew in the first quarter of 2018 to reach the highest volume in the 68-year history of the brand.


just-auto Plus only SEAT profit surges 21.3% to EUR 281m in 2017

23 March 2018

SEAT successfully concluded 2017. After achieving its best results in history in 2017, its profit after tax in 2017 grew to EUR281m, which is 21.3% more than the previous year (2016: 232m), excluding the extraordinary effect of the sale of the VW Finance, SA...


Seat to launch EV in 2020

22 March 2018

VW-owned Seat says it will sell its first fully electric model in 2020. It will come with a range of 500 kilometres


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 7.2% in February 2018

19 March 2018

In the first two months of 2018, the Volkswagen Group delivered more than 1.6m vehicles to its customers throughout the world. In the month of February, the Group handed over 737,700 new vehicles to customers. "At the beginning of the year, the Volkswagen...


just-auto Plus only SEAT posts 2017 profit up 24.8% to EUR1.93bn

15 March 2018

SEAT posted the best results in its history in 2017 after increasing its operating profit by 24.8% and reaching a figure of EUR191m (US$236m) (2016: EUR153m). According to the results presented yesterday by the Volkswagen Group, SEAT closed the year with a...


Seat sales growth continued in February

8 March 2018

The VW Group owned Seat brand says it delivered 39,900 vehicles in February, 25.9% more than in the same month of 2017. In the first two months of 2018, SEAT sold 78,800 cars (+23.1%).


2018 GENEVA SHOW - World premieres list

7 March 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the Geneva motor show are named below.


just-auto Plus only SEAT and SAIC VW announce management changes

6 March 2018

Dr Christian Vollmer, currently Technical executive vice president of SAIC Volkswagen in Shanghai, has been appointed as vice-president for Production and Logistics of the SEAT brand with effect from 1 July 2018. In this function, he succeeds Dr Andreas...


SEAT announces CUPRA as standalone brand

23 February 2018

VW Group-owned SEAT has announced the launch of CUPRA as a standalone brand - 'a new brand with its own distinct identity'. The announcement was made at an event in Barcelona, where the new brand’s first model was revealed, the CUPRA Ateca.


just-auto Plus only SEAT Martorell factory completes 25 successful years of production

23 February 2018

SEAT has a special reason to celebrate - the Martorell factory, the driving force behind the company, is turning 25. The factory was inaugurated in 1993, after only 34 months of construction work and an investment of 244.5bn Spanish pesetas (1.47bn euros)....


SEAT 'votes' for Tarraco name for new SUV

20 February 2018

VW Group-owned SEAT says that more than 146,000 people participated in a vote to select the name Tarraco - the preferred choice with over 35% of the votes received - for a new seven-seat SUV.


SEAT joins the AED for 'executive development'

19 February 2018

VW Group brand SEAT has signed a collaboration agreement with the Spanish Directors’ Association (AED) and becomes a part of the Association’s corporate member programme, whose aim is to collaborate with companies with the 'shared goal of contributing to executives’ individual and collective development'.


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen group global sales up 10.1% in January

19 February 2018

The Volkswagen Group handed over 898,700 new vehicles to customers worldwide in the first month of this year. "The Volkswagen Group brands made an excellent start to 2018. There was significant growth in all regions. Overall, worldwide deliveries by the...


VW group adopting WLANp standard

15 February 2018

Volkswagen group brands are to use the WLANp standard from 2019.


just-auto Plus only SEAT global sales surge 20.4% in January 2018

14 February 2018

SEAT’s global sales were off to an excellent start in 2018 with a record-setting result. In the first month of the year, the carmaker delivered 38,900 cars, which is 20.4% more than in 2017 (32,300), and achieved its highest ever January sales result....


SEAT and Orange sign connected car agreement

9 February 2018

Seat and Orange Spain have inked a deal to promote advances in the development and use of the connected car.


Seat turns Martorell agency jobs to open-ended contracts

6 February 2018

Seat is to hire 115 new employees on an open-ended basis at its Spanish Martorell factory after they were originally employed on agency contracts, joining the automaker on 5 February.


VW Group's Seat expanding operations in Algeria

23 January 2018

VW Group's Spanish brand Seat has announced plans to expand in Algeria following the group's opening of a multi brand vehicle assembly plant in Relizane last July and the recent launch of the redesigned Ibiza there.


just-auto Plus only SEAT global sales surge 14.6% in 2017

12 January 2018

SEAT sales gained significant momentum in 2017. The Spanish carmaker delivered a total of 468,400 vehicles, which is 14.6% more than in 2016, and an increase of nearly 60,000 units compared to the previous year, when the brand sold 408,700 cars. This is the...


just-auto Plus only SEAT offers Ibiza with turbo-charged diesel engines

22 December 2017

The new diesel engines are now available in the SEAT Ibiza, rounding out the line of turbo-charged engines on offer from the company’s bestseller. The range of diesel engines is powered by 80, 95 and 115 PS with the same block 1.6 TDI, in compliance with...


just-auto Plus only SEAT global sales surge 18.7% in November 2017

18 December 2017

SEAT sales sustained their strong growth in November. The carmaker again surpassed the 40,000 unit barrier last month, delivering a total of 40,400 cars, which is 18.7% more than in the same month of 2016 (34,000). Once again, solid performance in Germany...


SEAT building new automated logistics centre at Martorell site

12 December 2017

VW Group-owned SEAT is building a new and automated logistics centre, providing storage for parts and components and equipped with smart technology to make its operation completely automated.


just-auto Plus only SEAT Prototype Development Centre celebrates 10 successful years

5 December 2017

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the SEAT Prototype Development Centre (CPD) and the milestone has been commemorated with a celebration event attended by all the professionals who work there. This unique centre is a pioneering facility in Spain, and at...


SEAT global sales rise 23.3% in October

13 November 2017

In October, SEAT achieved its highest monthly growth of 2017. The VW Group-owned brand delivered 40,200 vehicles last month, which is 23.3% more than in October of 2016 (32,600).


SEAT and Telefónica form strategic partnership

6 November 2017

VW-owned SEAT and Spanish telecommunications giant Telefónica have formed a 'strategic partnership to collaborate on the shared use of insights to 'make progress in mobility solutions in cities and urban areas'.


Poltics delay Seat SUV name announcement

18 October 2017

With Spanish media focused on the political crisis over Catalonia, Volkswagen Group's Spanish division Seat reportedly has decided to delay announcing the name of its forthcoming SUV.

SEAT news

just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales surge 10.2% in April 2018

21 May 2018

The Volkswagen Group and its brands continued on their growth path in April. At 927,200 units, de...


just-auto Plus only SEAT global sales up by 21% in April 2018

9 May 2018

SEAT continues to break records. After completing the best first quarter in its history, SEAT&rsq...


just-auto Plus only SEAT announces key management changes

3 May 2018

Dr Rainer Fessel (Braunschweig, 1966) has been appointed new director of the SEAT factory in Mart...


VW Group global sales up 5.3% in March 2018

18 April 2018

The Volkswagen Group says it recorded its best ever delivery result for a single month in March....


Seat global sales surge 18.7% in Q1 2018

6 April 2018

VW Group-owned Seat's global sales grew in the first quarter of 2018 to reach the highest volume...


just-auto Plus only SEAT profit surges 21.3% to EUR 281m in 2017

23 March 2018

SEAT successfully concluded 2017. After achieving its best results in history in 2017, its profit...



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