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  • 2021 Cupra Formentor

    The first standalone model from Spain's Cupra is a high-performance SUV offering plug-in hybrid tech.

  • Cupra's rooftop racetrack in the heart of Paris
    Cupra built a rooftop racetrack in the heart of Paris

    Cupra's secret Paris racetrack sits atop an 8-story building and features a banked curve with a 21-degree incline.

  • Cupra Tavascan concept
    Cupra reveals Tavascan EV concept at Frankfurt auto show

    The Cupra Tavascan concept is an electric high-performance SUV that shows the potential of the Volkswagen Group's MEB platform.

  • Cupra Formentor concept
    SEAT's Cupra performance brand readies Formentor SUV concept

    Spain's Cupra performance brand will present a concept at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show potentially previewing a new model in the works. Cupra for years has served as the performance arm of SEAT, a mainstream brand from Spain owned by the Volkswagen Group, but in 2018 it was transformed...

  • 2018 Cupra Ateca
    SEAT launches Cupra performance brand with hot Ateca SUV

    The Volkswagen Group's Spanish unit SEAT has turned its Cupra performance trim into its own sub-brand, and the first model to be revealed is the 296-horsepower Cupra Ateca SUV. SEAT's Ateca is a small SUV related to the Volkswagen Tiguan, but the Cupra Ateca, which makes its world debut next month...

  • SEAT Cupra logo
    SEAT turns Cupra label into performance sub-brand

    The Volkswagen Group's Spanish unit SEAT on Wednesday announced the launch of Cupra as a new performance sub-brand. Previously a label for its hottest performers, SEAT is in the process of transforming Cupra into a sub-brand to rival the likes of Nissan's Nismo unit or Volkswagen's R division. So...

  • Hyabusa-powered Seat 600 is a hill climb beast

    We've been saying this a lot lately...hillclimb events are an exercise in automotive awesomeness. You have mad geniuses applying their knowledge of go-fast parts to create vicious vehicles bent on pure speed. As mad as the builders are, the drivers are even worse. Take, for example, the pilot of this particular SEAT 600. The SEAT 600 is the Spanish-market version of the Fiat 500. This one has been given a wide-body treatment that would make Japanese Lamborghini tuner Liberty Walk blush with jealous anger. More important, however, is the powerplant nestled beyond that bodywork. While the SEAT...

  • SEAT Ibiza Cupster concept, 2014 Wörthersee Tour
    SEAT Ibiza Cupster Concept Confirmed For 2014 Wörthersee Tour

    The 2014 Wörthersee Tour is just around the corner and Spanish automaker SEAT has revealed a new concept based on its Ibiza Cupra hot hatch. The concept is called the Ibiza Cupster and it's been built as a way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Ibiza nameplate. MUST SEE: 2015 Dodge...

  • 2014 SEAT Leon Cupra
    2014 SEAT Leon Cupra Sets Nürburgring Record For FWD Cars: Video

    The Volkswagen Group’s Spanish unit SEAT can now lay claim to the Nürburgring lap record for front-wheel-drive production cars, with its 2014 Leon Cupra hot hatch recently setting a 7:58.4 lap with racing driver Jordi Gené behind the wheel. The Leon is a small hatch based on the...

  • 2012 Seat Ibiza Cupra Concept
    2012 Seat Ibiza Cupra Concept: Forbidden Fruit

    Volkswagen’s Spanish unit Seat has rolled out a hot little hatch concept at this week’s 2012 Beijing Auto Show, which despite being labeled concept is actually a preview of a planned facelift for one of the automaker’s most popular models. That model is the sporty 2012 Seat Ibiza...

  • Airbags & Baby Seats
    How Safe Is Your Baby's Car Seat? Toxic Chemicals Found

    In any sort of a car accident, you'd want to know that a baby or toddler travelling in a special seat would be protected as thoroughly as possible, and several regulations exist to ensure this is the case. What you might not be aware of is the damage the seats could be doing to your baby's health...

  • 2011 Infiniti G37 Coupe 2-door Journey RWD Front Seats
    In The Hot Seat: NHTSA To Examine Seat Heater Burn Cases

    Many of us have experienced the unpleasant roasting of thighs and backside when sitting on leather or vinyl seats after they've spent a day in the sun. You wouldn't expect the same in cold weather but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is set to analyze data from several...

  • 2010 SEAT IBE Concept

    Spanish automaker SEAT has given us a preview of its future styling direction with the unveiling of the all-electric IBE Concept vehicle at this week’s 2010 Geneva Motor Show. With its compact size and efficient powertrain, the IBE Concept is the perfect fit for city streets. Tightly cut as a 2+2-seater, it is conceived for youthful lifestyles and has plenty of space for at least four adults. The long roofline ensures good interior headroom, while still retaining space for luggage or leisure equipment. Power comes from a 102 horsepower electric motor positioned in the front of the car...

  • Shakira hooks up with SEAT
    Today In Sponsorships: Shakira Scores A SEAT Deal

    As you might've guessed from the photo at left, Spanish automaker SEAT is underwriting Shakira's next European tour. Moreover, SEAT is planning "to enter into close collaboration with the Barefoot Foundation", which was founded by Shakira to provide education to children living in poverty. Exactly...

  • 2009 Seat Ibiza Hatchback
    Preview: New Seat Ibiza ST wagon

    The once cash-strapped Seat brand is on the verge of developing a range of new models, with no less than four different vehicles planned for production within the next three to four years. The launch of the Ibiza hatch last year was just the tip of the iceberg as the Spanish carmaker is now working...

  • 2008 Seat Ibiza Bocanegra
    Seat expands Ibiza range with new Bocanegra model

    Around this time last year we brought you news about a handsome Seat concept car that had appeared at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show. Known as the Bocanegra (black mouth in English), the concept was supposed to preview the next generation of Seat Ibiza's performance variant, the Cupra. When the...

  • Standard Audi A3
    Report: Audi A3 hybrid coming in 2012

    Hybrid versions of all sorts of cars - even sports cars like the Nissan 370Z - are in the works or on their way, and now Audi is adding to the list with reports of an A3 hybrid confirmed for production. The hybrid hatch is expected to use an Audi-adapted version of Volkswagen's TwinDrive hybrid...

  • 2009 Seat Leon Cupra
    Seat adds new Ibiza FR and facelifted Leon Cupra to lineup

    Following the debut of the updated Leon hatchback at last month’s Geneva Motor Show come the first images and details for updated versions of the sportier Ibiza FR and Leon Cupra models, both of which will be making their debut next month at the Barcelona Motor Show. The new FR version of the...

  • 2010 seat exeo st 001

    The once cash-strapped Seat brand is on the verge of developing a range of new models, with no less than four different vehicles planned for production within the next three to four years. The launch of the Ibiza hatch last April was just the tip of the iceberg as the Spanish carmaker is now working on a new minicar and compact SUV, as well as the recently revealed Exeo Sedan. We can also add to that list the new Exeo ST wagon, which is scheduled to make its world debut at next month’s Geneva Motor Show. Designed to go up against wagon variants of cars like the Ford Mondeo, Renault...

  • 2009 Seat Leon facelift
    Facelifted Seat Leon hatch set for Geneva Motor Show

    The current Seat Leon hatch has been in production for a little over four years and in that time we have seen the launch of a number of special edition models and even a TwinDrive hybrid concept. The Spanish carmaker has now revealed details about a facelifted version of the Leon, which will be...

  • 2010 Seat Exeo 'Estate' wagon
    Video: Early look at Seat Exeo ‘Estate’

    The once cash-strapped Seat brand is on the verge of developing a range of new models, with no less than four different vehicles planned for production within the next three to four years. The launch of the Ibiza hatch last April was just the tip of the iceberg as the Spanish carmaker is now...

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    Preview: Mid-engined Seat roadster

    In 2001 Seat surprised the motoring world when it unveiled the sporty Tango roadster concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Up until then the brand was largely known for its lacklustre range of economical hatchbacks, not for sporty, upmarket two-doors. Nothing much was heard about the Tango for some...

  • Seat Leon Twin Drive Ecomotive plug-in hybrid
    Seat trials Leon 'Twin Drive' plug-in hybrid

    Seat has unveiled an electrically-driven prototype based on its Leon hatchback, which the company plans to trial in an urban environment together with the Spanish government. The technology behind the new prototype is Volkswagen Group’s Twin Drive plug-in hybrid powertrain, which was first...

  • Seat Minicar based on up! concept
    Preview: Seat, Skoda And Audi Minicars

    Even as fuel prices slide back down to pre-crunch levels, the automotive industry knows it's only a temporary respite and continues its gear-up for a new layer of high-quality small cars. On the German front, BMW is thought to be working on a sub-1-series minicar, Daimler already has its Smart, and...

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