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Arona heralds a family of future SUVs for SEAT

30 Aug 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Not too long ago, SEAT was a troubled member of the Volkswagen clan. Money slipped through its fingers, no-one quite knowing how the Spanish adoptee could be made to feel what its role should be. Now things have changed with the newly confident division's models much in demand.

SNAPSHOT - AGVs in manufacturing at SEAT's Martorell plant

11 Jan 2018 | Dave Leggett

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 Jan 2018 | Glenn Brooks

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 Dec 2017 | Glenn Brooks

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.

Ford fields highest tech Fiesta ever

29 Jun 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Nothing like kicking off with a bold claim - Ford reckons the redesigned Fiesta is "the most technologically advanced small car on sale in Europe".

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EC green lights Bergé Gefco joint venture

12 Dec 2018 | Simon Warburton

Approval has been granted by the European Commission (EC) through the EU Merger Regulation, for the creation of a new joint venture by Bergé Automotive Logistics (BAL), a subsidiary of Bergé y Cía, of Spain and Gefco España, which is ultimately controlled by the Russian state-owned rail company RZD.

Mahle adds new R&D centre in Spain

23 Nov 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Mahle has inaugurated a new research and development centre in Valencia, Spain.

Iberdrola to supply 50 IKEA charging stations

19 Nov 2018 | Simon Warburton

Iberdrola and IKEA have signed an agreement though which the energy company will install more than 50 e-vehicle charging stations and supply 100% renewable energy to the stores, logistics centres and corporate buildings of the company in Spain in 2019.

SEAT global sales dip 16.8% in October 2018

12 Nov 2018 | Dave Leggett

SEAT sales continue to post record growth.

Sernauto launches components digital platform

30 Oct 2018 | Simon Warburton

Spanish suppliers association, Sernauto has launched a new digital platform as part of a project to promote t the export capacity of equipment and automotive components manufacturers.

Gestamp posts 9M 7% net profit rise to EUR163m

23 Oct 2018 | Simon Warburton

Gestamp has recorded a 7% rise net profit to EUR163 (US$187m) for the first nine months of this year and revenue up 2.5% to EUR6.2bn.

SEAT global sales hit YTD record, up 17%

12 Oct 2018 | Dave Leggett

SEAT’s global sales in the year so far till the end of September have set a new record. Since January, the carmaker delivered 415,600 cars worldwide, which is 17.1% more than in the same period last year (354,900 cars).

SEAT Martorell plant starts Audi A1 production

12 Oct 2018 | Dave Leggett

Production of the Audi A1 is underway in Martorell.

Ficosa opens new e-mobility centre in Barcelona

12 Oct 2018 | Dave Leggett

Ficosa has inaugurated its 'e-Mobility Hub' in Barcelona.

Ficosa supplies digital rear-view system to Audi e-tron

28 Sep 2018 | Dave Leggett

Spain-based automotive supplier Ficosa has revealed that it has developed the digital rear-view system (which uses cameras and displays instead of the traditional external side mirrors) fitted to Audi's upcoming e-tron model.

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