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VW Pulling Out Seat Brand from Russia on January 1 Next Year


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VW has announced that it will stop selling Seat cars in Russia by early next year because of the country’s economic downturn and weakening ruble. In September, Opel Group announced that it would scale back production in Russia citing similar reasons.

Seat Confirms Compact and Small SUVs, Considers Large Crossover/MPV Too


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While Seat currently has no SUV in its lineup, the Spanish automaker has confirmed the launch of two crossovers within the next three years and possibly a third one later on.

VW Group Sets Record Sales and Profits, World Dominance is Just a Matter of Time


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Here’s the thing: the Volkswagen brand, by far the VW Group largest in terms of both sales and income, has suffered this year in operating profits. Yet the Group has set a new record for the third quarter as well as the first nine months of 2014.

Seat's Full-Size Lace Replica is a Mechanophiles Dirty Dream


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Did you know that mechanophilia, or the sexual attraction to machines such as cars, motorcycles and even helicopters and airplanes, is considered a crime in some countries, including, the UK, with perpetrators placed on the sexual offenders register?

After First Compact SUV, SEAT Reportedly Planning a Smaller Model Too


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Is there a sector of the automotive market more hotly contested at the moment than that of small crossovers?

New Leon X-Perience is Seat's Temporary Answer to its SUV Problem


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Until Seat gets its very own SUV – that will happen within the next two years, the Spaniards are relying on the new Leon X-Perience to satisfy European appetites for SUVs and crossovers.

Scoop: Seat Begins Testing 2016 SUV Inspired by IBX Concept


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Seat will no longer be denied an SUV as its VW Group masters have given the Spaniards the green light to develop their very first model of the kind.

Seat's New AWD Leon X-Perience from £24,385 in the UK


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We're used to seeing tall station wagons with FWD passed on as crossovers, but Seat's new Leon X-Perience not only has the looks, but also comes with standard AWD.

New Seat Leon CUPRA 280 Sub8 Performance Pack and Black and White-Line Editions


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There are plenty of goods coming from Seat and its hot Leon Cupra 280, as the Spanish carmaker released pricing for three new packages for the UK market.

All-New MQB-Underpinned SEAT Ibiza Teased, Arrives in 2016 / 2017


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An all-new Ibiza from SEAT is set to make its debut sometime in 2016 or 2017, and we already know what its basic shape will be, courtesy of comparative slides the manufacturer provided to compare this new model’s outline with that of its predecessors.

SEAT Models Offensive Pays Off – New Sales Record Set in the UK


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SEAT’s new Leon is a car that’s received much publicity since its launch and even sometime before it. It’s a car you can now have in three sufficiently different body styles, with a wide array of different engines, or if it’s not quite the car for you, the brand offers other larger or smaller models all built on VW platforms yet retailing for a cheaper price than comparable rivals.

SEAT Leon Cupra is a Serious Hot Hatch Contender, a Solid All-Rounder


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SEAT markets itself as the attainable side of sporty within the VW group family. All their cars may share underpinnings with VW models, but the specific tuning that’s been applied to them and the image that’s been created over time is slowly giving the brand its own character.

SEAT Taking Orders for Ibiza 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Model


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As promised earlier this year, SEAT has released a special edition Ibiza model that celebrates the nameplate’s 30th anniversary. The Ibiza 30th Anniversary Limited Edition can now be ordered through SEAT’s dealer network, with the model being available in Style trim on the three-door SC body.

Sibling Rivalry: SEAT Leon Cupra vs. VW Golf R on Track


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A dry twisty track is not the ideal place to prove that the more powerful, four-wheel drive VW Golf R is faster than a lesser powered front-wheel drive SEAT Leon Cupra. In fact, it would prove the above statement completely false, as the Autocar video posted below illustrates.

SEAT Ibiza Cupra Gets Reviewed: It’s Good Overall, But Lacks Focus, Enthusiast Appeal


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While it may look a lot more flamboyant than the VW Polo GTI on which it’s based, the SEAT Ibiza Cupra is somehow out of place in the sector. You rarely see one on the road, and the fact that it’s been on sale for as long as its rivals have been yet nobody mentions it should be telling.

Subaru, What Subaru? Meet Seat’s New Taller Leon X-Perience With Standard AWD


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What SEAT calls “the most beautiful estate car in its class,” the Leon ST, has just been made more enticing through the introduction of the X-Perience variant. While it’s ill-inspired name and the manufacturer’s lack of experience may drive you away, they shouldn’t, because this car is actually pretty good as it’s closely related to the capable Skoda Octavia Scout.

SEAT Says it Could Beat Renault Megane RS Nürburgring Record if Leon Cupra Loses Weight


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Renault move to retake the Nurburgring frong-wheel drive lap record has already prompted a reaction from SEAT whose Leon Cupra had not been holding the record for long.

Performance Bargains: First-Gen Skoda Octavia vRS and Seat Leon Cupra R


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Back around the turn of the millennium, in the days when Volkswagen was only giving its boring looking and soft to drive Mark IV Golf GTI a mere 148hp (150PS), Skoda and Seat (both established VW group members) were using the higher-spec version of the five-valve per cylinder 1.8-liter turbo they all shared (with the Audi TT); it made 177hp (180PS) and 207hp (210PS) respectively.

Seat Shows New Ibiza Cupster Concept at Wörthersee


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Some said it looks like Seat decapitated the three-door Ibiza SC via guillotine, while others had a few chuckles thinking about how appropriate a real-life size Barbie doll would look inside the car, but if you ask Seat, the Ibiza Cupster is a "radical pocket rocket for driver and passenger alike" that looks pretty cool.

Renault Mégane RS Takes on Seat Leon Cupra 280 in EVO’s Latest Track Battle


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We all know that the Seat Leon Cupra 280 has snatched the Nürburgring lap record for front-wheel drive production vehicles from the Renault Mégane RS Trophy, but can it beat the French hot-hatch in a track battle? EVO thought it was time to find out the answer to this question and took both cars for a spin around the Bedford Autodrome. But first, some performance specs for both cars.