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SEAT’s global growth continues as international sales hit 200,000 cars in 2017

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SEAT’s impressive sales trend continues in 2017, with 201,400 vehicles sold in the first five months of the year – an increase of 13.9 per cent compared with the same period last year.

May sales were up 11.9 per cent compared with May 2016, with 42,600 cars delivered during the month.

These fantastic figures are down to great performance in a number of our important markets. From January to May 2017, 44,100 cars were delivered in Spain (up 23.1 per cent compared to the same period in 2016), Germany rose by 10 per cent to 38,700 vehicles, and the UK grew by more than 20 per cent with 24,600 units sold.

Other top performers were Austria (7,800 vehicles; up 23.7 per cent), Poland (5,100; up 25.8 per cent) and Switzerland (4,300; up 66.5 per cent).

Steve Catlin, Head of Sales for SEAT UK, said of the brand’s progress: “These are really exciting times for us in the UK. The quality and technology of our cars, wrapped up in such affordable and appealing packages, is really hitting the mark with British car buyers. We’re significantly ahead of our own sales forecasts, with new Leon and Ateca continuing to perform strongly. The arrival of the all-new Ibiza in just a few weeks, not to mention the unveiling of new Arona in a fortnight, really are the icing on the cake.

“It’s not just the products which are delivering though, as our Dealer network is also performing equally as well. Their capability, especially when it comes to efficient customer enquiry management, is really paying dividends too.”