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Seat Alhambra Gets a Subtle Facelift Too

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After Volkswagen unveiled its facelifted Sharan at the Geneva Motor Show, it was only a matter of time until Seat did the same thing with the Alhambra MPV.

SEAT Reports Impressive 15.8% Income Growth in 2014

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SEAT has quietly been on the rise these past couple of years, culminating with them recording their biggest income figure in history at €7.497 billion, marking a 15.8% improvement on 2013.

It Took Minimal Effort to Render SEAT’s 20V20 Concept as a Production Car

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SEAT is the more youthful, sporty side of VW’s mainstream brand pool. All their cars are, as Jeremy Clarkson recently put it, “a Golf,” and in-keeping with that, the 20V20 concept is more of the same and so will the production version it spawns.

SEAT's 20V20 Concept Is As Predictable As They Come

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As you may have heard, they named this thing 20V20 as in to say (Vision 2020) - revealing both the company's strategic vision for the future, as well as next years' Leon-based compact SUV.

Seat's New 20V20 Small Crossover Revealed [Updated]

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The 20V20 is Seat's Geneva Motor Show concept car and it previews the brand's first crossover model, schedule for production in 2016.

Seat’s Geneva-Bound Concept Shows its Rear End in New Teaser

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Seat has released a new teaser photo of its mystery concept car scheduled to debut tomorrow the Geneva Motor Show.

Seat Teases What Looks Like A Crossover Concept For Geneva

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Spanish carmaker Seat was in a playful mood today dropping a cropped photo of a mysterious model on its Twitter page. It won't say what it is yet, only that it will debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 3.

SEAT Leon ST TGI Needs Just €20 Worth of Fuel For 615km Journey

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Diesel or Petrol? Petrol or Diesel? How about compressed natural gas? Just €20 worth of it can apparently get you from Barcelona to Madrid - a full 615km.

This Dutch Review Just Made Me Crave A Seat Leon ST Cupra

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The Dutch reviewer from AutoWeek points out something very interesting about the SEAT Leon ST Cupra. The estate is faster than the five-door because it creates less drag – this reportedly translates into lap-times up to five seconds quicker around the Nurburgring.

Seat Releases New Photo Gallery of the Leon ST Cupra [30 Pics]

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Seat has released full details of the Leon ST Cupra ahead of its official world debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. The performance estate is also featured in a new photo gallery, which highlights the model’s different available versions.

Seat UK Prices Ultimate Sub8 Performance Pack for Leon SC Cupra 280

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Seat has released a performance kit for the Leon SC Cupra 280 in the UK which mirrors the specification of the car that set the first sub-8 minute Nürburgring lap record for FWD production cars last year.

Seat Leon X-Perience Takes Epic Road Trip in New Zealand [w/Video]

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Although Seat is not officially present on New Zealand’s car market, the brand’s marketing department thought it would be a good idea to ship the new Leon X-Perience there for a great photo shoot.

New Ibiza Rendered Using Latest SEAT Look

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While it’s slightly odd to look at with its offset side creases that don’t quite meet up, the current SEAT Leon is not a bad looking car. It’s setting the trend for what all SEATs from the near future will look like and this Ibiza rendering follows along the same lines.

Seat Leon ST Cupra Is the Poor Man's Audi RS4 Avant

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Seat is following in the footsteps of parent company VW by bringing a performance compact estate to market with the new Leon ST Cupra, which has just been unveiled in production form.

The hot estate is the first Cupra model that adopts this body style and sources all its mechanical parts from the Leon Cupra Sport Coupé and five-door hatches. This means it is powered by the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine available with two power levels: 265PS (261hp) in the Leon ST Cupra and 280PS (276hp) in the Leon ST Cupra 280. Both versions produce a maximum torque of 350Nm (258lb-ft) from 1,700 to 5,600 rpm.

Needless to say, the Cupra 280 is the fastest, reaching 100 km/h from standstill in 6 seconds flat when mated with the optional DSG transmission (6.1 seconds with the six-speed manual gearbox). The standard Seat Leon ST Cupra accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds with the DSG and 6.2 seconds with the manual. Both models have an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

The figures are quite impressive for an estate that has a maximum load space of 1,470 liters (51.9 cu-ft) with the rear seats folded flat. Furthermore, declared fuel economy is quite low, at 6.6 l/100 km (35.6 mpg US) for both power variants with DSG and 6.7 l/100 km (35.1 mpg US) with the manual gearbox. This equates to CO2 figures of 154 and 157 grams.

The Seat Leon ST Cupra sports a similar styling kit to the Leon Cupra hatches that includes a revised front end with large air intakes, rear skirt with diffuser effect and the two oval end pipes. The alloy wheels are exclusive to the Cupra, while the red brake calipers and tinted side and rear windshields make it stand out from regular Leon ST models.

Inside, the Leon ST Cupra gets a sports steering wheel with shifting paddles for the optional DSG transmission, sports seats in black Alcantara finished with white stitching, as well as aluminum pedals and door sill plates.


European New Car Sales on the Rise, Still “No Party Time”

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In November, new car sales in Europe increased by 1 percent to 989,457 vehicles, according to data provided by ACEA, the automotive industry association. It was the 15th consecutive month that registrations rose – but things are still far from rosy.

Seat Roadster Design Study for a Spanish Mazda MX-5

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The VW Group always wanted to transform Seat into an Alfa Romeo rival, but that never happened, with the Spanish brand moving back and forth between VW and Skoda.

Seat Surprises King Felipe VI of Spain by Restoring His First-Ever Car, a 1986 Ibiza [w/Video]

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During a recent visit to Seat’s plant in Martorell, King Felipe VI of Spain was taken by surprise by the automaker with an unexpected moment.

While he was given an insight into some of the company’s future models, the King was stunned to spot his first-ever car, a 1.5-liter metallic gold first-generation Ibiza among the other vehicles. The car was a gift from his father, the then King Juan Carlos, for his 18th birthday in 1986.

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.