SEAT has achieved its best sales results since 2001 in the first half of 2017, with 246,500 units sold worldwide – that’s 13.7 per cent up on the same period in 2016. June sales numbers also had a double-digit increase compared to the same month last year: the 12.6-per-cent rise equalled to 45,200 cars sold globally.
These impressive numbers are down to the excellent results seen in our European markets. Spain led the growth with 54,100 units sold so far in 2017 (up 21.2 per cent compared with the same period in 2016), followed by Germany with 48,600 cars sold (up 10.2 per cent) and the UK with 29,500 units (up 20.5 per cent).
The UK’s figures for the first half of 2017 include a striking True Fleet sales growth of 63 per cent and a 15-per-cent increase in June compared to the same month in 2016.
Commenting on SEAT UK’s continued expansion Richard Harrison, Director of SEAT UK, said: “Our sustainable growth plan is really starting to pay off. The effort which the entire UK team is putting in – both at head office and Dealer level – is paying huge dividends, which is clearly evident by the fact that we’ve smashed sales records in five out of the last six months alone. We’re the fastest growing volume manufacturer, up just shy of 20 per cent year-on-year, and on track to post the best sales results our brand has ever achieved.
“The icing on the cake is that this is without the added impetus of the all-new Ibiza and new Arona, which haven’t even launched in showrooms yet. Against a backdrop of other car brands slipping back, the performance of the SEAT team is really impressive.”