Seat sells 285,400 cars until July, 13.4 percent moreAutomotive News
Seat sold 28,900 vehicles in July, 11.3% more than in the same period of 2016, adding a total of 285,400 cars marketed in the first seven months of the year, representing a year-on-year growth of 13 ,4 %.
“With this volume of sales, Seat consolidates at the top of the podium of the fastest growing brands in Europe,” said Wayne Griffiths, Commercial Vice President of the car company, who hopes to maintain the same upward trend in The second semester.
“The recent opening of the plant in Algeria, where we have already joined the Ibiza, will boost our presence in this country and continue to increase sales outside Europe,” he said.
Until July, Seat has performed well in most countries where it operates.
Spain, where Seat is the market leader, is the leading country with 62,800 vehicles sold (+ 20.7%), followed by Germany, with 56,500 (+ 11.2%), and the United Kingdom, with 33,700 Cars sold (+21.2%).
France, with 15,300 cars (+17.4%); Austria, with 11,000 (+20.3%), and Switzerland, with 6,100 (+47.6%), also recorded a double-digit growth rate.
During the month of July, Seat has continued with the launch of the new Ibiza and has begun the commercialization of the sport version of the Ateca, the first of the brand, which has become one of the main pillars of the company.
The increase in sales during 2017 has been translated into the company’s financial results, which has increased its operating profit by 41% in the first half of the year, to a record 130 million euros.
Also, the turnover increased by 12.7% and reached 5.054 million until June.
EFE – Barcelona – the newspaper – 08/07/2017