VW’s SEAT says September gross sales may prime 2019 regardless of pandemic, Auto Information, Automobilnews
MARTORELL: Volkswagen’s Spanish model SEAT has seen an uptick in demand regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic and gross sales in September may surpass these in the identical month of 2019, which was a report yr, its incoming chairman informed Reuters.”We’re having an excellent September,” Wayne Griffiths stated on the carmaker’s plant exterior Barcelona.
“And the fourth quarter is wanting good each for SEAT and CUPRA, as a result of I believe that with our investments in new merchandise we’re in an excellent place to begin to develop once more when the market begins to return again.”
CUPRA is SEAT’s sports activities automotive model.Griffiths was final week named SEAT’s new chairman, beginning on Oct. 1, and can maintain his function as the pinnacle of CUPRA.
At its Martorell plant, simply exterior Barcelona, CUPRA began on Tuesday to provide its new Formentor mannequin.
Total output on the manufacturing unit is again on the ranges earlier than the pandemic, stated Griffiths.
He stated the carmaker remained dedicated to beginning manufacturing of electrical automobiles in Martorell in 2025, however that it might rely on authorities help and different components.
The Spanish authorities introduced in June a 3.7 billion euro ($4.3 billion) help bundle for the auto business, together with a scheme to encourage drivers to commerce in older vehicles for brand spanking new low-emission and electrical automobiles.
Carmakers are ramping up manufacturing of battery-powered automobiles to attempt to meet robust European emissions rules, however the hefty prices concerned have come simply because the sector has been hit by the coronavirus disaster.