Spanish car manufacturer SEAT posted a rise in global sales to the final customer of 1.9% in October compared to the same period in 2008 for a total of 29,574 units sold.
This upward sales trend of SEAT models is largely due to strong demand in several export markets. The most significant increases compared to the same period in 2008 were seen in Germany, where sales rose by 43.7% (1,400 units more); in Austria, with an increase of 57.6% (500 units more) and in Mexico, with a growth figure of 60.2% or 603 units more than in October 2008.
In Spain, the government’s extension to the Plan 2000E scrappage programme resulted in a 9.9% increase in SEAT’s domestic sales compared to the same period last year.
One of the highlighted aspects is the consolidation of the emblematic SEAT Ibiza as the best-selling model in its segment in Spain and Austria.