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Seat releases first car manufacturer-developed Apple CarPlay app

Spanish manufacturer Seat has become the first auto manufacturer to release an app specifically for Apple CarPlay. Developed in-house, the Seat DriveApp allows customers to view full vehicle-status data, including scheduled maintenance and tyre pressure, along with a dealer finder. More features and services will be added over the next few weeks...

Seat SUV spied during the day

Our spy photographers have spotted the Seat SUV out testing in Europe. Although the car seen here is only wearing marginally less camouflage than the last prototype we spotted, the mere fact that this vehicle was spotted in broad daylight, rather shrouded by driving rain and the blackness of night, means that we have a better view at Seat's first ever crossover...

2016 Seat SUV spy photos

The upcoming Seat SUV has been spied by our photography team during on-the-road development testing in Europe. Wearing heavy camouflage all over and using centrally mounted temporary headlights, it's hard to make many details about Seat's first ever crossover. Peering out of slits at the rear, though, we can part of the tail-lights and their angular graphics...

Seat Leon ST Cupra becomes fastest wagon around the Nurburgring

The Spanish marque claims that its Seat Leon ST Cupra wagon is now the fastest production wagon to have lapped the Nurburgring Nordschleife. As part of its presentation for the Worthersee festival that's currently taking place in Austria, Seat announced that the front-wheel drive Leon ST Cupra completed a lap of the famed Nordschleife in 7:58...

Seat 20V20 concept previews 2016 SUV

The Seat 20V20 concept SUV "coupe" has been unveiled on the eve of the 2015 Geneva motor show. The 20V20 provides a strong hint about the look of Seat's upcoming SUV, which will be built in the Czech Republic by corporate stablemate Skoda and is expected to go on sale in 2016...

Seat Leon ST Cupra 280: Spanish hot-hatch turns wagon

The Seat Leon ST Cupra 280 has been unveiled, expanding the Volkswagen Group-owned company's performance sub-brand and in the process becoming its first high-performance wagon. Teaming a 1470-litre load capacity with a claimed 6.0-second 0-100km/h time, the Seat Leon ST Cupra 280 follows on from the Leon Cupra 280 hot-hatch that surprised the world last March with a 7:58...

SEAT ponders 2016 Australian return led by forthcoming compact SUV

Spanish brand SEAT is pondering a return to Australia as soon as 2016, with CEO Juergen Stackmann confident its sporty range would fit in well locally if given the chance.  Speaking with CarAdvice at the 2014 Paris motor show, Stackmann admitted the brand’s focus remained on Europe, where it is defying the weak market with strong growth, but also said its mooted launch in China soon could open the door to a wider Asia Pacific rollout...

Seat Ibiza Cupster concept celebrates 30 years of small cars for the Spanish brand

The Seat Ibiza Cupster concept is a one-off, chop-top two-seater set to debut at the 2014 Wörthersee GTI Treffen show at the end of the month. The open-top Seat small car celebrates 30 years of the Ibiza nameplate, with the heavily stylised concept model featuring a tinted low-slung, steeply raked windscreen and side windows that appear to cut back towards the rear of the car and follow the swage-line that runs from the headlights towards the rear wheels...

Seat Leon Cupra 280 : Nurburgring's fastest ever front-wheel drive

It's official. The Seat Leon Cupra 280 is now the fastest ever front-wheel-drive production car to lap Germany's famed Nurburgring. Announcing a time of 7:58.44, Seat has broken a three-year-old lap record set by the 195kW/360Nm Renault Megane RS265 Trophy back in 2011. The car maker says it achieved the feat using a 206kW/350Nm turbocharged 2...

Seat Leon Verde plug-in hybrid prototype unveiled

The Seat Leon Verde plug-in hybrid prototype has been unveiled at an electromobility event in Spain. Based on the new five-door Seat Leon hatch – itself sharing its underpinnings with the new Volkswagen Golf Mk7 – the plug-in hybrid Verde prototype was unveiled as part of the Cenit Verde project, an initiative to boost electromobility in Spain...