SEAT’s global sales increased 23.3 percent in OctoberAutomotive News
The sales of the Spanish SEAT increased by 23.3% (up to 40,200 units) in October compared to the same month of the previous year, which represents the highest percentage growth of the brand during the current year, reported today the automotive
In the accumulated of the first ten months of the year, the manufacturer has sold 395,100 units, 14.4% more than in the same period of 2016 ,.
By region, the German and Spanish markets were the “main drivers” of the increase in October, with increases of 30.5% and 24.9%, respectively; followed by Turkey (209.1% more), Israel (62.5%), Belgium (37.2%), Poland (36.5%), Switzerland (36%) and Sweden (34.2%).
Between January and October, in Germany it has registered 84,100 vehicles (13.6% more), in Spain (81,200, 21.5% more) and in the United Kingdom (48,400, 19.5% more), which makes them in the three best markets for SEAT.
They are followed by France (20,300, 13% more), Austria (15,200, 16.1% more), Poland (9,200, 22.8%) and Switzerland (8,500, 35.3%); while Turkey is the sixth country of SEAT by sales volume: 17,600 vehicles, 10.3% more.
SEAT’s commercial vice president, Wayne Griffiths, pointed out that “October was an excellent month and reflects the positive trend we are experiencing throughout the year.”
In terms of financial results, in the first nine months of the year the company’s operating profit increased 12.3% compared to the same period of 2016, to 154 million euros, “thanks to the higher sales volume and the increase in the margin of contribution for the sale of more vehicles of a higher segment, such as the Ateca, and of more equipped models “.
Also, the turnover grew 11% in this period and reached 7,255 million euros, has reflected the brand.
EFE – Madrid EL DIARIO – 11/10/2017 (Translation soft)