SEAT stands for Sociedad Española de Automoviles de Turismo (Spanish Touring Car Society), a vehicle manufacturing company founded by a Spanish state-owned entity in 1950. It was in 1986 when Volkswagen acquired the majority of the shares of this company and since that year it has belonged to the Volkswagen Group.
In the early days, it produced Fiat cars, which acted as a technological partner with a certain shareholding in the company. One of the most emblematic models was the Seat 600, which was produced in 1957 and remained in production for 16 years.
You should have no problems finding used Seat cars at our dealership in Malaga. It is a very popular and trusted brand, we encourage you to visit us and see inside some of the models we have available.
Among the most popular models are:
Although it doesn't come with much standard equipment, the Seat Ibiza is one of the brand's most popular cars. It's a well-rounded car that sets its own style and differentiates itself from its competitors at an attractive price.
The suspension provides comfort, its smoothness is capable of absorbing most of the bumps we might encounter on the road. The interior is spacious and comfortable, 4 adults can travel without any inconvenience.
There are 3 and 4 cylinder engines, both diesel and petrol. The 95 or 115 hp petrol version consumes about 4.7 litres per 100 km; those looking for a little more nerve on the accelerator can find it in the 150 hp 1.5 TCI version.
In short, it's a well-rounded car in all respects, with the exception of standard equipment, so if you're looking for a few extras it can be a bit more expensive. The trunk is generous in its dimensions, even more so if you fold down the rear seats.
The main rivals to the Seat Ibiza are the Ford Fiesta or the Volkswagen Polo, although the Seat is more economical.
The Seat Leon is characterised by its large trunk space, larger than many of the models in its segment. It also has a sporty design, especially in the FR versions, and it comes with a wide range of engines, so it will be easy to find one that suits your needs.
Inside, there is plenty of space, with a trunk that, if you recline the rear seats, has a capacity of 1,470 litres, giving you plenty of room to stow all sorts of things. In terms of size, the car combines a large interior capacity with a restrained exterior, making it easy to drive in the city and park.
If you are looking for a family car that is fun to drive, this may be the vehicle for you. You can find it in diesel or petrol versions, there are 1.0 TSI engines with 80 and 110 hp, 1.5 TSI engines with 130 or 150 hp and 2.0 TSI engines with 190 hp, for those looking for a more lively response. In diesel there is a single 2.0 TDI engine with 115 hp or 150 hp.
Seat Leon Reference offers some very tempting extras, such as zone climate control, driving assistance systems such as lane departure warning and fatigue detection. It also offers emergency call, tyre pressure monitoring, LED headlights and electronically adjustable exterior mirrors. There are many versions and extras, so it's a model that will suit almost any budget.
Is this the car you've been looking for? The second-hand Seat Leon can be very temptingly priced.
Those looking for an SUV will also find it with Seat Arona, a model that comes to challenge the competition at a much lower price. But is it worth it? Let's find out more about it.
This model shares engine and platform with the Seat Ibiza. It is a car that gets its name from the city of Arona, located in the south of Tenerife. It can be defined as a compact urban SUV, which aims to satisfy those who are looking for comfort and space, but at the same time agile to drive in the city thanks to its reduced size. In short, it is a Seat Ibiza but in its crossover version, with an elevated driving position which gives us a good view of the road.
The interior of the Seat Arona is very similar to the Ibiza, with ample space in the rear seats while the front seats are comfortable. The trunk gives us about 400 litres of capacity and almost 1500 if we decide to fold down the rear seats; a very generous space that improves even that of the Ibiza or the Leon.
Competitors to the Seat Arona would be the Renault Captur, Hyundai Kona or Volkswagen T-Cross.
The Seat Ateca is a slightly larger and heavier SUV than the Seat Arona. It has a more spacious and soundproofed cabin, plus the driving comfort is surprising. Do you prefer a smaller, more agile car like the Arona, or are you looking for something more spacious like the Ateca? Seat aims to cover the full spectrum with this car, which also maintains attractive, sporty lines.
The boot space comes to 575 litres in the 5+2 version, so it wins in comparison with the Seat Arona, although the latter belongs to the compact SUVs and within these its boot is one of the largest. Its interior is like that of the Seat Leon and features an 8-inch infotainment screen and plenty of space, both in the front and rear seats, where passengers will travel quite comfortably.
The Seat Ateca is a quality SUV that is good value for money and cheap to maintain. Its competition would be the Volkswagen Tiguan, Nissan Qashqai, Hyundai Tucson or Kia Sportage if you decide to look at other models, which you can do at our dealership.
It is offered with either diesel or petrol engines, the 1.5 petrol version has cylinder deactivation technology making it more efficient, and gets about 6.4 litres/100 km, compared to 6.5 litres for the 1.0 version. Other options include a manual gearbox and four-wheel drive, which are available with the more powerful engine.
In short, the Seat Ateca is one of the best choices in its class and we're sure you won't regret it if you decide to get one. If you need help, we can advise you. Come and visit us and ask us about your options.