SEAT finished the first six months with the highest sales result in its history. In the first half of 2018, the world's automaker supplies rose 17.6%, reaching a total of 289,900 vehicles (2017: 246,500). This figure represents an increase of more than 43,000 vehicles compared to the same period in 2017 and is a record of 2000 (278,500).
In June, SEAT sold more than 50,000 vehicles a month (51,400), up 13.7% over the same period in 2017 (45,200). This figure is indicative of the best June month in SEAT's history and exceeds the number published in 2000 (48,900 units).
According to SEAT Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Wayne Griffiths,"there is a growth spike over our initial expectations in the first six months of 2018. After rising by nearly 15% in 2017, this year we exceed this figure thanks to the push given by the new Arona. We are also confident about the second half of the year when we are planning to present CUPRA Ateca and SEAT Tarraco, which will expand our range and allow us to reach new customers. But we will also have to deal with the possible effects of the new WLTP standard like any other car maker. "
From January to June sales of SEAT increased thanks to the excellent results achieved in the big European countries, which registered a double-digit growth. SEAT captured Spain with 62,200 vehicles delivered (+ 14,9%) and the best-selling models are Leon and Ibiza.
Sales in Germany have increased further and are the second market volume with 57,200 sold cars (+ 17.7%), and the UK - with over 20% (35,900, + 21.7%), making it the third most bigger market. In France (15,800; + 18,7%) and Italy (12,800; + 21,6%), SEAT again reported the best first half of 2011 and 2009. These are the five largest markets with a very strong growth sales.