SEAT has taken the What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2018 by storm, with four different models – Arona, Ibiza, Leon and Ateca – each taking category wins.
The awards were presented at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London last night and the results mark an immediate success for the New Arona, the latest addition to the fast-growing SEAT line-up. Still in its launch phase in the UK, it has claimed the Best Small SUV title in a hotly contested category following in the footsteps of its big brother, the Ateca, having taken the award in 2017.
The Ibiza was awarded Best Small Car 2018, with the judges declaring: “The Ibiza is everything a small car should be – it’s agile, practical and offers low running costs. There are just no weaknesses in its armour.”
When it comes to a new car for the family at a price less than £18,000, the SEAT Leon was named the top choice. “SEAT is on a roll at the moment,” the judges commented, “With a well-crafted interior and a focused driving style…it’s a great win for SEAT at this price point.”
And finally, the Ateca completed the impressive run of SEAT wins, acclaimed as the Best Family SUV for less than £20,000. “Staggering value for money” in the judges’ opinion, the Ateca was rewarded for its impressive equipment features.
Commenting on the brand’s impressive night, SEAT UK Director, Richard Harrison, said: “These awards are among the most keenly sought and highly-respected in the car industry and it is a tremendous result for us to have collected so much silverware in just one evening. There is a tangible sense of momentum with SEAT currently and the judges’ comments confirm how we’re succeeding in our mission to give our customers even more style, quality, technology, choice and performance, with value-for-money guaranteed".