Seat Automotive, often referred to simply as SEAT, is a Spanish automobile manufacturer and a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group. SEAT was founded in 1950 and is currently a subsidiary of the German Volkswagen Group. SEAT primarily focuses on producing small and mid-sized cars, and it has become one of the largest automobile manufacturers in Spain. SEAT has gained recognition for its stylish design, performance-oriented vehicles, and affordability.
The company offers a range of models, including compact cars, sedans, SUVs, and electric vehicles. The most popular SEAT models include Seat Alhambra, Seat Arona, Seat Ateca, Seat Ibiza, Seat Leon, and Seat Tarraco. SEAT Mii and SEAT Toledo are discontinued in some markets. SEAT has also ventured into the field of electric mobility with its electric vehicle (EV) lineup called SEAT el-Born. This model offers a fully electric driving experience and is based on Volkswagen’s modular electric drive matrix (MEB) platform.
In addition to its own vehicle production, SEAT has been involved in various collaborations and joint ventures. SEAT has worked closely with other brands under the Volkswagen Group, such as Audi and Škoda, sharing platforms and technologies to optimize development and production processes. SEAT has a strong presence in Europe and has expanded its market reach to other countries as well. The company has manufacturing facilities in Spain, including the main production site in Martorell near Barcelona. SEAT vehicles are sold in numerous countries worldwide through a network of dealerships.
Type: Car manufacturer
Owner: Volkswagen Group
Founder: Instituto Nacional de Industria
Founded: May 9, 1950, in Barcelona, Spain
Headquarters: Municipality of Martorell, Spain
President: Wayne Anthony Griffiths
Parent organizations: Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen Finance Luxemburg S.A.
Subsidiaries: Cupra Racing, SEAT Portugal, Unipessoal, Lda.,