SEAT sales set new standard

SEAT’s global sales went up by seven per cent from January to April 2019 compared to the same period the previous year as it broke the 200,000 barrier for the first time in its history.

It sold 202,600 in the first four months of a year, with the UK posting a high volume growth in the same period of 25,500 units – up 7.6% compared to the same period last year.

Last month’s figures were particularly strong, as SEAT sold 51,000 vehicles in April, which is 1.8% better than the 2018 result.

Meanwhile, sales of the new CUPRA brand continue to break records. In the first four months of the year, CUPRA sold 7,900 cars, which is 82.3% more than in the same period in 2018.

SEAT vice-president for sales and marketing and CUPRA CEO Wayne Griffiths said, ‘We are showing solid growth in the first four months of the year in a challenging economic environment and increasing our market share, especially in the major European countries. We are confident we will maintain this positive trend throughout the rest of the year, thanks to the SUV range which now accounts for over 40% of our global sales. CUPRA has made a significant contribution to our success with a strong performance by both the newly launched CUPRA Ateca as well as Leon CUPRA.’