SEAT enjoy record start to year | Industry - Car News Apr 2018

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16:01 Thursday 05 Apr 2018

The first quarter of 2018 turned out to be the most successful in SEAT’s 68-year history.

A total of 139,200 SEATS were delivered between the start of January and the end of March and increase of 18.7% compared to 2017 and beating the brand’s previous record first quartere by 3,000 units.

In March the carmaker sold 60,400 vehicles worldwide, the first time SEAT has broken through the 60,000 mark for a single month.

Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom - SEAT’s three main markets – all saw sales rise sharply in the first quarter, with sales in the UK up by 9.6%.

SEAT have responded by increasing production, and for April and May the Martorell factory will have ten additional weekend production shifts on for the Ibiza and Arona models, and seven for the Leon. SEAT have launched the latest Ateca, Leon, Ibiza, and Arona in the last two years, and plans to add one new model to its range every six months between now and 2020. The first two will be the SEAT Tarraco and the CUPRA Ateca, which are going on sale at the end of this year.

 

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