Sociedad Española de Automóviles de Turismo or as it is commonly abbreviated SEAT, is the Spanish automobile manufacturer, part of the VW group that has operated since 1950s. In 2018 the company has branched out and launched a separate performance division called Cupra which is focused on developing performance-oriented models based on the mass market variants of SEATs. In today’s episode we will show you the latest additions to the lineups of both of these car brands that paint the exciting future of Spanish automaking.
0:42 #1 2019 Cupra Ateca and Cupra Ateca Special Edition
After the separation from SEAT as an independent division, the compact performance crossover Cupra Ateca was the first model by the brand.
2:06 #2 2019 SEAT Tarraco
The large 7-seater was the last spot that SEAT had to cover in the growing segment of crossover SUVs and the all-new Tarraco, named after the Mediterranean city of Tarragona, was given this task in 2019.
3:17 #3 2020 CUPRA Formentor
2020 CUPRA Formentor Concept Car is a pre-production CUV concept that previews the future Cupra PHEV coupe-SUV. The model gets a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder paired with an electric motor and battery, delivering 245 hp and around 31 mi of purely electric driving.
4:16 #4 2019 Seat Arona
2019 Seat Arona is a subcompact crossover that debuted in Europe in 2017 as a part of the company’s expansion into the SUV-crossover market.
5:17 #5 2020 Seat El-Born
2020 Seat El-Born is the first all-electric automobile from Seat and also the Seat that is built of Volkswagen’s modular MEB platform. The good-looking hatch boasts of an aerodynamic body with integrated spoiler, 20-inch wheels and plenty of useful passenger and boot space.
6:12 #6 2019 SEAT Leon Cupra R and R ST
As of today the most powerful mass production car from Spain is the 2019 Leon Cupra R limited edition which was released to match the specifications of the European hot hatch leader Golf R.
7:15 #7 2019 SEAT Minimo
2019 SEAT Minimo is a new concept city car by SEAT, designed as a part of Volkswagen urban mobility initiative. The all-electric Minimo seats 2 and offers 62 miles of range per charge.
8:15 #8 2018 SEAT Ateca
When the compact crossover, Ateca, came out in 2018 it was an absolute deal braker for SEAT since back I the day the company had no presence in this segment of automaking despite the rapid growth.
9:22 #9 2018 SEAT Ibiza and 2019 Cupra Ibiza
The name of the this 5-door mini hatchback comes from the Spanish Island known for its night life and it is currently sold in its 5th generation. The latest redesign occurred in 2018, it rides on the MQB A0 platform sharing it with VW polo, Skoda Fabia and Audi A1.
10:28 #10 2019 Cupra e Racer
The number of electric sports cars is rather limited and as for the the competition tourers, they have been non-existent until the arrival of the Cupra e-Racer in 2019.