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VW's Seat brand will drop Altea minivan in move to SUVs

Aug. 25, 2015 06:01 CET

Volkswagen Group's Seat unit will discontinue its Altea and Altea XL compact minivans as the brand begins to add a family of SUVs.... Read More »

Spain fines GM, Ford, other automakers for anti-competitive practices

July 31, 2015 06:01 CET

Spain's CNMC competition authority fined 21 automakers and two consultancy firms 171 million euros for anti-competitive practices. GM and Ford were given the highest penalties.... Read More »

Strike at Spanish seating supplier ends

July 15, 2015 14:53 CET

Employees at a Spanish factory of seating supplier Johnson Controls today resumed work. Their strike had hit production at Volkswagen Group's Seat unit.... Read More »

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BLOG: VW's Seat brand puts brakes on sportiness to lure family buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 12, 2015

VW's Spain-based Seat brand is no longer the “Spanish Alfa Romeo” after moving away from its sporty image, CEO Juergen Stackmann said. Nowadays, the marque aims to win family buyers, he said.... Read More »

VW's Seat mulls China sales with new SUV

July 10, 2015 06:01 CET

VW's Seat brand could sell its forthcoming compact SUV in China in one of the few segments still posting growth in the world's largest auto market. Seat had planned to launch sales in China in 2012 but postponed the move to concentrate on fixing its money-losing European operations.... Read More »

VW's Seat brand set to launch small SUV in 2017

June 29, 2015 21:34 CET

VW Group Spanish subsidiary Seat plans to launch a subcompact SUV/crossover by the end of 2017 as part of its effort to be sustainably profitable, a company source said.... Read More »

VW Group to be revamped into 4 holding companies, reports say

June 15, 2015 09:46 CET

Volkswagen's corporate structure will be reorganized into a decentralized system with four holding companies for the group's brands, reports said. VW Group's 12 brands include Porsche, Bentley and Audi as well as the volume marques VW, Skoda and Seat.... Read More »

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VW's Seat brand targets women, will add crossovers to boost profits

June 3, 2015 06:15 CET

VW Group's Seat brand posted its first quarterly profit in seven years last month, but CEO Juergen Stackmann must still overcome big challenges to make the brand a consistent money-maker. Stackman discussed some of these issues including crossovers, attracting women buyers and resuming China sales with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

VW will invest 4.2 billion euros in Spanish factories

May 15, 2015 11:02 CET

VW Group will invest 4.2 billion euros ($4.8 billion) to upgrade its vehicle assembly plants in Martorell and Pamplona, Spain, in preparation for the assignment of new models.... Read More »

VW's Seat brand bets on SUVs for profitability

May 3, 2015 06:01 CET

Seat is mulling a family of SUVs as it seeks to boost volume and become sustainably profitable. The brand's first SUV, a compact, will go on sale next year. At the Geneva auto show last month Seat previewed the 20V20 concept, a midsize SUV that could go on sale by 2020.... Read More »

VW Q1 profit rises 17% as cost cuts at core brand offset weaker Porsche, Audi earnings

April 29, 2015 08:56 CET

VW Group's first-quarter operating profit rose 17 percent, helped by cost cuts at the VW brand and a profit at Spanish unit Seat. The Audi and Porsche brands saw margins shrink on higher investments. The results provided VW with some respite after longtime Chairman Ferdinand Piech's sudden resignation.... Read More »

Magna negotiating to sell interiors business to Grupo Antolin, report says

12:25 pm U.S. ET | March 30, 2015

Canada's Magna International is in talks to sell its car-interior business to Spain's Grupo Antolin, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »

VW's Seat brand recruits Ford designer Lamm

Jan. 19, 2015 12:39 CET

Volkswagen's Seat brand has recruited Ford of Europe stylist Stefan Lamm as its new head of exterior design.... Read More »

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Seat CEO counts on revised lineup to end losses

Dec. 5, 2014 06:01 CET

Seat's reliance on Europe and a weak brand image have led the VW unit to rack up big losses over the years. CEO Juergen Stackmann told Automotive News Europe how new products and cost cuttings are now changing this.... Read More »

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Dec. 1, 2014 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at why megaplatforms are a must-have for any automaker with global ambitions.... Read More »

Skoda's '18 sales goal tougher to hit on Russia slump

Nov. 28, 2014 06:01 CET

A severe slump in Russian car demand is making it harder for Skoda to meet its 2018 vehicle sales target. Skoda also must decide whether to reduce its investment budget for the country to protect overall profitability, a top executive said.... Read More »

VW will stop selling Seat cars in Russia next year

Nov. 18, 2014 15:36 CET

Volkswagen's Spanish subsidiary, Seat, will stop selling cars in Russia by early next year because of the country's economic downturn and weakening ruble.... Read More »

Skoda to invest 450 million euros to expand Czech plant

Sept. 24, 2014 10:56 CET

Skoda will invest 450 million euros in its Czech plant in Kvasiny, a local news agency quoted a senior company executive as saying. The plant, which builds the Yeti compact crossover, also will build Seat's forthcoming SUV.... Read More »

Volkswagen's consumer brands

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014

With the purchase of Porsche in August 2012, Volkswagen AG added a 12th brand to its broad portfolio, which stretches from Ducati motorcycles to 40-ton trucks.... Read More »

Seat brand will build SUV at Skoda factory, CEO says

June 6, 2014 10:48 CET

Seat's SUV will be built at a plant run by sister brand Skoda, the Spanish unit's CEO, Jurgen Stackmann, said.... Read More »

VW Group sales up 8% in April on Europe, China

May 16, 2014 11:28 CET

VW Group deliveries rose 8 percent to 848,500 vehicles in April as strong demand in Europe and China offset declines in North and South America. Through four months the group's sales were up 6 percent to 3.25 million.... Read More »

VW's Seat brand will add SUV in 2016

March 26, 2014 13:27 CET

Volkswagen Group will add a compact SUV to its Seat division's lineup in 2016 to win new customers and accelerate a turnaround at VW's only unprofitable unit.... Read More »

VW nears decision on producing Skoda, Seat SUVs, union leader says

March 11, 2014 12:58 CET

Volkswagen is close to deciding on whether to produce new SUVs for Skoda and Seat in the Czech Republic or in Spain, a union leader said.... Read More »

VW rethinks Skoda and Seat strategy in mass-market struggle

March 6, 2014 10:51 CET

Volkswagen Group is striking out in a new direction to boost the image and appeal of its Skoda and Seat brands, moving Skoda more upmarket while refocusing Seat on Europe after a failed China export strategy.... Read More »

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Seat goes large with Leon ST

Feb. 13, 2014 06:15 CET

Seat is hoping to win new customers to its compact Leon range with the arrival of the Sports Tourer, the first wagon variant in the lineup.... Read More »

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