Seat was founded in 1950 by Franco’s Spanish government and a clique of banks as part of a plan to modernise and industrialise the country’s economy after the ravages of the civil war.
Throughout its early years until the early 1980s, Seat produced models that were derived from contemporary Fiats. In 1982, Volkswagen, looking for a beachhead in Spain, purchased a stake in the company, ending in a full takeover in 1990.
What does Seat mean or stand for?
Seat is an acronym for Sociedad Española de Automóviles de Turismo or Spanish Touring Car Company.
News, Reviews, Features (Page 1)
- 2017 Seat Leon Cupra: More power for 2-liter turbo, AWD wagon added
- Seat etymology: What does its name mean? What do its letters stand for?
- 2017 Seat Ateca Cupra: 286hp (213kW) SUV being considered
- Seat Ateca: Spain’s first SUV takes aim at Nissan Qashqai
- Seat Ateca etymology: What does it mean or named after?
- Seat Leon Cross Sport mixes Cupra with off-road performance
- 6J Seat Ibiza Cupra facelift has more power, manual gearbox
- 2015 6J Seat Ibiza facelift: New engines, lights, infotainment
- 7N Seat Alhambra gains subtle facelift, like Sharan
- Seat Leon X-Perience: Go off-road with the Seat Outback wagon