Spanish car maker SEAT poised for record year

Spanish car maker SEAT has recorded its highest ever sales figures for the first six months of 2018.

The company’s global deliveries increased by 17.6 per cent in the first half of the year to reach a total volume of 289,900 vehicles. This figure represents an increase of 43,000 cars compared to the first six months of 2017 and breaks the record 278,500 set in 2000.

According to Wayne Griffiths, SEAT’s Vice-president for Marketing and Sales: “In the first six months of 2018 we experienced a surge in growth beyond our initial expectations. After growing nearly 15 per cent in 2017, this year we are exceeding this figure thanks to the boost given by the new Arona. We are also confident for the second half of the year, when we plan to launch the CUPRA Ateca and the SEAT Tarraco, which will expand the range and enable us to reach new customers. However, we are also going to have to deal with the possible effects of the new WLTP type approval standard, just like every other car manufacturer”.

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