SEAT Leon: Review
WHY can’t I buy a SEAT car in USA?
It obviously is a safe car. And it has Diesel engine w/clean emissions [cleaner than USA cars], not noisy and VERY economical with 80 mpg.
Is it b/c Big OIL won’t get their normal profits of 25-40 mpg cars on USA highways?
Mexico has been selling them since 2001 and makes them too.
Europe seems very happy with them and makes them too.
NOW China will start selling them in early 2012 and will make them also.
Is the whole world wrong and USA is right?
Just WHAT is the problem in USA that it won’t even allow them to be brought in by a person who got it when in UK? Only if a foreign diplomate can use in USA.
If allowed in by tourist it must leave in ONE YEAR.
Report: Seat to Launch Four New Models in 2012 including a Four-Door Sedan
VW’s Spanish subsidiary is expecting a 10 percent rise in sales this year and aims further growth in 2012, when it will launch four new models. According to CEO James Muir, new products such as the Ibiza ST and the Alhambra will boost Seat sales in 2011.
“We want to increase our 340,000 unit sales from last year – by 8 to 10 percent – thanks to existing models. We aim to sell 45,000 units of the Ibiza ST (station wagon) this year. And the Alhambra already is well above plan so we expect a full-year volume of 20,000 units. This proves that our brand is gaining strength,” Muir was quoted as saying by Autonews Europe.
For 2012, the company has even bigger plans, fueled by the launch of four new models. “We will launch four new cars: the new Leon, a totally new entry-level model, a four-door sedan and a major Ibiza facelift,” said Muir, who was appointed head of Seat in 2009.
While the new Leon is no surprise and the entry-level model should be Seat’s version of the VW Up!, the four-door sedan leaves room for speculations. The most logical choice would be to build a new Toledo, based on the upcoming Leon. But the four-door sedan could also be a reiteration of the Cordoba or even a facelift of the older Audi A4-based Exeo.
In order to sustain the expected sales growth, Seat will also hire more people. “Before the end of the year, we will hire 300 to 800 new employees,” Muir said. His plans for 2018 are way more ambitious: by that time Seat should sell 800,000 units a year and achieve a 15 percent return on investment.
By Dan Mihalascu
Source: Autonews Europe
Small car with good mpg has always been a winner in Europe(smaller road and parking space, higher gas price), but with gas price passing the $4 mark in the U.S.A, I think most of the U.S. car manufactures will likely do the same like Seat.
According to SEAT’s site shown above, in the first two months SEAT had a 12% rise in exports, so their target will probably be reached in 2011. Last year SEAT also presented a 10% rise in sales compared to 2009 (which had been their worst year in the last decade) so it seems that the future will be even more bright for SEAT as soon as they will start selling in China too. Don’t forget that Skoda, which entered the Chinese and Indian market many years ago, today sells its bigger car volume in these markets and not in Europe.
So this is where the road of success lies on: the expansion of a brand in new markets with a large variety of products in its range.
SEAT will also be able to bring profits in 2013 not only because of the new products launched in 2012 but also due to the full working status in the Martorell factory. People just don’t know this, but SEAT’s factory – in spite of being one of the biggest and most modern in the whole VW group – is one of the reasons why SEAT has brought deficits in the last years: being underexploited it needs to reach 80% of its maximum production volume in order to bring profits. So with the addition of the Q3 built there and the new SEAT models in 2012 their goal for profitability will be achievable sooner than expected.
What they need is a better marketing policy like that of the other brands of the VW group (like VW, Skoda and Audi), because SEAT is often under attack by Alfisti lovefools or journalistic haters who believe their pathetic comments will be able to destabilize SEAT’s future by spreading nonsense rumours and lies aiming to undervalue SEAT and its products.
I think everyone should mind his own business and if Alfa or SEAT can turn around their businesses, this should happen the proper decent way, not by trying to hurt one another using their shills.
SOURCE: [ CarScoops ]
SEAT, S.A. (Spanish: [ˈse.at]) is a Spanish automobile manufacturer with its head office in Martorell, Spain. It was founded on May 9, 1950, by the Instituto Nacional de Industria (INI), a state-owned industrial holding company.
It is currently a wholly owned subsidiary of the German Volkswagen Group, as a member of the now-defunct Audi Brand Group, together with Audi and Lamborghini, and marketed as a car maker with a youthful sporty profile. Within the Volkswagen Group and under the Audi Brand Group, the SEAT brand itself has been developed as a group with subsidiary companies (SEAT Group) and ‘SEAT, S.A.’ as the parent company.
The headquarters of SEAT, S.A. are located at SEAT’s industrial complex in Martorell near Barcelona, Spain. By 2000 annual production peaked at over 500,000 units; in total up to 2006, over 16 million cars have been produced including more than 6 million from the Martorell plant, with three-quarters of the annual production being exported to over seventy countries worldwide.
The name SEAT previously stood for the acronym Sociedad Española de Automóviles de Turismo (Spanish Touring Car Company, in English)
[ SEAT, S.A. is a Spanish automobile manufacturer with its head office in Martorell, … and distribution of SEAT and other Volkswagen Group cars and components …… not only in gas and particles emissions but also in fuel economy, without big … 2.34 l/100 km (or 100 mpg US) covering a distance of 1,910 km on a single tank. ]
ADMIN NOTE: Seat also have Models that get 100 MPG, but Google has removed/Censored this information from the Post/Website. All that remains is the Caption above.
F.Y.I. on how many corporations are in on this conspiracy to keep any cars that get over 44 MPG out of America. There is very little information on Google America about this vehicle. There are about 8 Posts or Articles and 2 of them are ours.
There are actually fewer Posts/Articles on Seat Automobiles since our first Post June 03, 2013. How does that happen, if not censorship?
Google’s Censorship and information control on behalf of Corporations and against the American People, Nature, and Clean Air, is a disturbing fact.
Only True Democracy, where the people have a True Voice and a True Vote in what goes on in this Country will change anything.
SOURCE: [ SEAT ]