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Celebrating 70 years of SEAT

Seat 600's 60th birthday

SEAT, the car maker that helped democratise mobility in Spain, has undergone a profound transformation since it was founded on 9 May 1950. Production began in 1953 with 925 employees and a rate of 5 cars per day. Fast forward to 2020 and more than 15,000 people work at SEAT in …

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FC Barcelona and CUPRA kick off new partnership

FC Barcelona and CUPRA kick off new partnership

CUPRA and FC Barcelona have teamed up and entered into a five-season “global alliance”. Under the agreement, SEAT’s special car division joins forces with its hometown football club as Barça’s Official Automotive and Mobility Partner. The agreement goes beyond a traditional partnership and is based on three strategic pillars. Firstly, …

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Seat car plant gets parts delivered by drone

Seat car plant delivery drone

Spanish manufacturer Seat is bypassing traffic and reducing carbon emissions by transporting equipment by drone. It’s revolutionising logistics by loading parts into a carbon fibre capsule and attaching them to the drone with an electromagnet, slashing delivery time of parts by 80%. A video produced by Seat shows a steering …

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Awards for Britain’s best used cars

Audi four rings logo

Audi has scored a hat-trick of category wins at the What Car? Used Car of the Year Awards 2019. The German car maker won Used Family Car of the Year (Audi A3), Used Luxury SUV of the Year ((Audi Q7) and Used Coupé of the Year (Audi TT). However, the …

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Seat Mii review

SEAT Mii

Looking for a cute small car that’s cheap to run, fun to drive and surprisingly spacious? Here’s why the Seat Mii should be on your shortlist… What is it? The Seat Mii was developed and is built alongside its VW Group sister cars – the VW Up! and Skoda Citigo. …

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Tarraco chosen by Seat fans for new SUV

New SEAT Tarraco

Seat has announced that Tarraco will be the name of its third SUV following a vote by 146,124 fans of the Spanish car maker in 134 countries. Tarraco received 51,903 (35.52%) of the votes, followed by Avila (28.74%), Aranda (26.91%) and Alboran 8.83%) in the #SEATseekingName event. It’s the first …

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SEAT 600 celebrates its 60th birthday

Seat 600's 60th birthday

Spanish car brand SEAT has set a new Guinness World Record with the largest gathering of SEAT 600s ever. A total of 787 SEAT 600s (nicknamed “pelotillas”) came together at Montmeló the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The little SEAT 600 was manufactured between 1957-1973 and was a Spanish motoring icon. Cute …

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SEAT Leon Cupra 280 – review

SEAT Leon Cupra 280

Hot hatches don’t come much more powerful or as entertaining as the SEAT Leon Cupra 280. And that’s saying something, because it’s up against its cousin, the VW Golf GTI, the Ford Focus ST, Vauxhall Astra VXR and Renaultsport Megane 265. Powered by the same 2.0-litre TFSI petrol engine as …

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SEAT’s sizzling hot hatch

Leon SC CUPRA 280 fitted with new Ultimate Sub8 Performance Pack

SEAT launches its fastest-ever production car – a Leon SC CUPRA 280 fitted with new Ultimate Sub8 Performance Pack. The ‘Ultimate Sub8 Performance Pack’ can now be specified on all new Leon SC CUPRA 280 orders. Priced at £4,200, the pack includes 30mm larger brakes with Brembo calipers, Michelin Sport …

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