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SEAT leads Spanish market in new car sales

SEAT leads Spanish market in new car sales

Spain’s carmaker SEAT posted a 34% increase in its domestic personal sales of new cars last July, at a time when overall market growth was 16%.

With 10,987 new car registrations, SEAT was the clear market leader last July, and the only brand with a market share higher than 10%.

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Volkswagen Group generates €1.2 billion operating profit in H1 2009

  • Global market share increases to 12 percent
  • Automotive Division reports significantly higher net cash flow
  • Net liquidity in the Automotive Division exceeds €12 billion

In the first half of 2009, the Volkswagen Group extended its global competitive position and strengthened its financial base. In the first six months of the year, Europe’s largest automobile manufacturer delivered 3.1 million (H1 2008: 3.3 million) vehicles worldwide. Although the overall market contracted by around 18 percent, Group deliveries decreased by only 4.4 percent. Consequently, its share of the global passenger car market rose to 12.0 percent (9.9 percent). Sales revenue declined by 9.4 percent to €51.2 billion (€56.5 billion) in the first six months due to volume-related factors. Operating profit amounted to €1.2 billion (€3.4 billion), of which €928 million is attributable to the seasonally strong second quarter. The Group generated profit after tax of €494 million (€2.6 billion).

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The SEAT Ibiza launch events merit three prizes

The SEAT Ibiza launch events merit three prizes

Last year’s successful launch of the new SEAT Ibiza was very prominent at the 2009 Premios Eventoplus gala, which took place last week in Madrid. SEAT’s different Ibiza events won three awards out of the four categories they were nominated in — Best Product Presentation, Best Decoration and Best Promotional Event.

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The SEAT Ibiza is the most secure vehicle in its segment in Great Britain

New award for Spanish Model

The SEAT Ibiza is the most secure vehicle in its segment in Great Britain

In both its 5-door and SC version, the SEAT Ibiza is still racking up distinctions. This time, the popular Spanish model has been singled out as the most secure in the ‘City Car/Supermini’ category with the prestigious British Insurance Vehicle Security (BIVS) Award, presented by Thatcham, the Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre located in the county of Berkshire, England.

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Skoda Auto starts producing a modernised three-cylinder 1.2l engine

Skoda Auto has started producing a modernised 1.2 HTP engine in its engine manufacturing plant in Mladá Boleslav, the place of the car manufacturer’s head office. Extensive adaptations made to this economical three-cylinder petrol unit have been devised by the Department of Technological Development.

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The SEAT Ibiza as “Most Wanted Vehicle of the Year” in Macedonia

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The SEAT Ibiza has been voted ‘Most Wanted Vehicle of 2009’ in Macedonia by spectators of the ‘Auto Magazine’ television programme. This is the ninth award given to the Spanish brand’s car since its launch midway through last year, a significant fact that proves the new Ibiza’s enormous popularity among the public and the media.

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SEAT Ibiza: A success story spanning 25 years

SEAT Ibiza: A success story spanning 25 years
  • Its dynamic, sporty character and outstanding performance have made a lasting impression through four generations
  • The first product developed by SEAT as an independent company
  • Leading vehicle in its segment and the Spanish brand’s best-selling model

The 1984 Paris Motor Show was the chosen backdrop to unveil the SEAT Ibiza to the world. It was a memorable occasion, and signalled the beginning of a success story that has reached the present time with the recent launch of the fourth generation of the Spanish company’s most emblematic model. The Ibiza naturally became a landmark in the history of SEAT since it was the first product wholly developed as an independent company.

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SEAT celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Ibiza with a special version

SEAT celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Ibiza with a special version

SEAT is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its most popular model, the Ibiza, at the Barcelona International Motor Show. The Spanish brand will be highlighting a special version that pays tribute to the first car developed by SEAT as an independent company – an absolute best-seller since its unveiling at the Paris Motor Show in 1984.

  • Well-deserved tribute to one of the brand’s most emblematic models
  • The new version features an attractive equipment package on the Sport trim
  • Available in both body styles and with the 85 hp 1.4 and 105 hp 1.9 TDI engines

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