One in fifty new fleet cars in the UK is now a Seat, the highest percentage ever, and Seat has announced plans to improve this further in 2012.
Seat UK’s Steve Robertson said: “Becoming well-known not just for our excellent products and our value is just the start: I want Seat to be seen as the company that’s also the easiest to do business with.
“We’ve had great success over the past year or two as we’ve laid the foundations of a strong fleet business. Now, with such a committed and dedicated team around me, I’m confident we can push on to even bigger and better things.”
He says Seat will improve on the 18,000 fleet cars sold this year – itself an increase of nearly 20 per cent compared to the same period in 2010.
Seat’s popularity in the business market is down to an increase in its fleet team from three to 18 people and new, cheaper to run models in the Seat line up.
Cars such as the new Seat Leon Ecomotive, the diesel model offering low CO2 emissions, free road tax and lower Benefit-in-Kind rates (for businesses) have impressed alongside more executive level cars such as the Seat Exeo saloon and estate models.
Seat added the seven-seat Seat Alhambra, What Car?’s favourite MPV in 2011, to its line up at the end of 2010.
Seat cars are popular with UK businesses because of their strong engine range courtesy of owners Volkswagen and low running costs as cost-conscious businesses downsize during tough economic times.