SEAT enjoys brilliant first quarter sales for 2014

According to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, a total of 9,429 new SEAT models were registered in dealerships throughout the UK in March 2014 alone. This figure is an increase from March 2013 when 6,828 new SEAT cars were sold to UK customers.

The Spanish car brand also took a market share of 2.03 per cent in this particular month. That’s up from 1.73 per cent acquired in the same month last year.

More importantly though is the difference in year-to-date figures for the UK market. After three months of 2014 SEAT has registered a total of 14,023 new cars.

This marks a spectacular 34.10 per cent improvement over the company’s to-date sales figure from this point last year. Back then the company achieved a lower sales volume of 10,457 new models in the first three months of 2013.

Furthermore, SEAT has so far claimed 2.04 per cent of the UK car market in the year-to-date, besting last March’s to-date market share of 1.73 per cent.

In a market which at present carries a strong demand for small cars, SEAT has managed to take with its latest range to boost its UK market performance massively.

The SEAT Mii for instance falls comfortably in the small car category. It offers all of the key credentials of an ‘affordable city run around’.

Thanks to its snug shape, the SEAT Mii is great for city driving as it can easily manoeuvre hectic traffic and awkward winding streets. The SEAT Mii is also prepared for efficient city driving as it comes available with a frugal 1.0-litre Ecomotive engine that can return up to 68mpg. This engine also emits a low CO2 figure of just 95g/km.

In trend with the efficient Mii city car, SEAT has also been hinting at the possible expansion into the plug-in electric market. During last year it revealed its Leon Verde plug-in electric vehicle.

The new SEAT Leon Verde meanwhile has been over four years in the making and it matches the style of the Leon hatchback with the frugality of a plug-in hybrid. The Leon Verde is capable of achieving a combined 176.6mpg and emitting low CO2 emissions of just 36g/km.