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SEAT gets sporty


The future is now. The Ibiza makes its mark on the compact city car market, and Volkswagen becomes part of the family.

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The colourful yet practical SEAT Panda quickly becomes Spain’s most stylish utilitarian vehicle, and a new generation gets going.


Volkswagen joins our family, and the SEAT Fura’s sporty cousin, the Fura Crono, sparks the creation of the Copa Fura competition.


With the SEAT Ronda, official exports begin. The SEAT Panda evolves into the SEAT Marbella, appealing to the youth market.


The charismatic SEAT Ibiza is here. Italian design, German engineering and a Spanish spirit. A modern revolution.


The SEAT Malaga gets rolling. The family-friendly saloon tops the SEAT range by the late 80s. And SEAT Sport is founded.


Volkswagen takes on 75% of SEAT. Our two companies come together to create fresh new thinking and cutting-edge designs.


Construction starts on the Martorell plant, our new home and source of inspiration in Barcelona.

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