Seat sales rose 14% in the first quarter, the best since 2001Automotive News
Spain topped deliveries in the first quarter of the year, with 24,700 vehicles sold, 16.6% more
Seat sold 117,300 cars worldwide during the first quarter of the year, 14% more than in the same period last year, which was the best figure since 2001. The increase in sales in Spain was 16.6 %.
According to the company, in March, Seat delivered 53,200 cars, up 14.4% over the same month last year, and the volume of vehicles sold in March is the highest in a single month in the last 17 years, since March 2000.
Seat Commercial Vice President Wayne Griffiths has pointed out that the company has closed the first quarter with even better figures than the initial forecasts. In addition, it has been satisfied, not only by the overall result, but also because the increase is taking place in a very homogeneous way in all the markets “thanks to the offensive of new models”, since the arrival of the “renewed Leon has promoted the Sales and the new Ibiza will contribute positively to these results from June. ”
Spain topped deliveries in the first quarter of the year, with 24,700 vehicles sold, up 16.6%. Private car registrations are up about 50% so far this year, and in March the Ateca was the best-selling vehicle on this channel, while Ibiza and León also ranked in the top five.
After Spain, Germany, with 20,600 vehicles sold, 10.1% more, and the United Kingdom, with 16,800 units, with a growth of 25.2%. Countries such as Austria, where 4,800 cars have been sold, 31.9% more, and Switzerland, with 2,500 units and 78.5% growth, also stand out above the rest of markets, as well as Mexico, with growth Of 11% and Turkey, with a 10.4% increase in sales.
In the first quarter of 2017, Seat has renewed the León, the best-selling model of the brand, which has been in the dealers since January, and the company has also presented the fifth generation of Ibiza, on sale since last 7 April. During the second half of the year, Seat will launch the new compact crossover Arona and, in 2018, the company will launch a third SUV, which will be one segment above the Ateca.
AGENCIES / BARCELONA * -EL PERIÓDICO – Tuesday, April 11, 2017 (Translation Soft)