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The history of SEAT

Sociedad Española de Automóviles de Turismo

The SEAT company was founded on May 9, 1950 by the Spanish National Institute of Industry, a corporation of six banks and the Italian automotive concern FIAT. The first SEAT model was the 1400, which was produced under the license of the Fiat 1400. The production of the first vehicle began at the newly built Zona Franca factory in Barcelona.
In 1957, production of the second SEAT vehicle, model 600, which was produced under the license of Fiat (Fiat 600) began.
In 1965, SEAT began exporting vehicles outside the Spanish market, including to Colombia.

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SEAT now - on the streets

Currently, SEAT offers its customers 7 models:

  • Alhambra
  • Arona
  • Ateca
  • Ibiza
  • León
  • Mii Electric
  • Tarraco


Manufactured since 1996, a large seven-seater van. Seat Alhambra was created in cooperation with the Volkswagen group, which owns Seat. The name of the model comes from the name of the famous fortress of Moorish Caliphs in Spain. The second generation of the model was presented in 2010. So far, nearly 250,000 have been produced. copies of the Alhambra.


It is a passenger car, crossover type, city car class. The car was first presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2017. It was built based on the new VW MQB-A0 floor plate, which was used to build, among others the fifth generation of the Ibiza model and the sixth generation of the Volkswagen Polo. The name "Arona" continues the brand's tradition in creating names for new models from regions and cities of Spain - Arona is a municipality and city in Tenerife.


It is a compact class crossover car manufactured by the German automotive group Volkswagen AG under the Spanish brand SEAT since 2016. The car was officially presented for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016. The car was built on the basis of the MQB floor panel, which was used to build, among others Volkswagen Tiguan, Škoda Kodiaq and Audi Q3. It looks like the third generation of the León model.


It is a B-segment passenger car, produced since 1984. The fifth generation of the car has been produced since 2017. His first presentation took place at the end of 1983. The first copy rolled off the assembly line of the Zona Franca factory in Barcelona on April 27, 1984. In Ibiza, units and a propulsion system were developed in collaboration with Porsche. It was the first SEAT that did not use the body parts from the Fiat model. The body was designed by the Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro.


Compact car, produced since 1999. The fourth generation of the model has been produced since 2019. León is the first classic compact hatchback presented by SEAT since its membership in Volkswagen. The car was created as a competitor of such models as Renault Megane or Fiat Brava.

Mii Electric

SEAT Mii Electric was presented for the first time in June 2019 in Oslo. This is the first serially produced electric car of the Spanish brand. Visually, it looks identical to the Mia petrol model (2011-2019). Only the cockpit was remodeled - the air conditioning panel and smartphone holder. In technical terms, however, the electric version replacing the previous classic variant is a completely new car. The car is powered by an 82 HP electric system with a maximum torque of 210 Nm. The battery has a capacity of 36.8 kWh and the maximum range is 260 HP. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h equals 12.5 seconds.


Tarraco is the first medium-sized SUV of the Spanish brand. The car is the third and also the last stage of the manufacturer's offensive in this class, after the compact Ateca and the urban Arona. The name 'Tarraco' was selected as part of the plebiscite. Internet users have chosen an emblem referring to the city of Tarragona in Spain from several proposals.

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