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    Official: Geneva-bound Seat Toledo showcar is a concept in name only
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    The Seat Toledo Concept that we'll see at the Geneva Motor Show is the precursor for the Seat Toledo that will go on sale later this year in Spain – hence its description as a "close-to-production study." The "study" part is how Seat has integrated its IBE, IBX and IBL concepts into a ...

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    Official: Seat announces five-door Mii city car
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    We knew at its unveiling in Frankfurt that the debut of the production version of the Volkswagen Up! was only the beginning, what with all the concept versions Volkswagen showcased over the years. But that was only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. VW isn't the only brand in the group that will ...

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    Report: VW CEO Winterkorn happy with rebounding Seat, Skoda
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    Martin Winterkorn is a happy man: Volkswagen is putting up big numbers in North America, its latest field of dreams, Audi, is breaking records every month, there are exciting cars in the pipeline – from Bugatti down to the XL1, Porsche's digestion continues, and now Skoda and especially ...

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    Official: Volkswagen Group names Paefgen head of classics program
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    You may remember the name Franz-Josef Paefgen. Until recently, the German engineer and executive was head of both Bentley and Bugatti. Before that he was chief executive of Audi, after working for several years at Ford. He technically "retired" earlier this year, but like the cars he helped ...

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    Official: Seat is all grown Up! with a Mii of its own [w/video]
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    After a seemingly endless stream of Up! concept cars rolled out by Volkswagen over the past few years, the production version is finally upon us. But don't think for even a second that this is the end. No, it's just the beginning, with numerous Up-based models to follow, and not all of them will ...

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    Report: Is Seat getting its own version of the VW Up?
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    Could this be Seat's version of the Volkswagen Up!? Skoda recently showed off its take on the Up! runabout, the Citigo, and it's plausible that VW wants to make the biggest statement possible with the little car. The diminutive hatchback could also be employed to help reverse Seat's fortunes ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Seat Exeo is Audi with the old, in with the new-ish
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    We know what you're thinking: This car looks an awful lot like an Audi A4. But it isn't. And it is. Regular readers may be aware that Audi's Spanish sister-company Seat inherited the previous-generation A4 some time after it was replaced. They put some new badges on it and presto! A new flagship ...

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    Frankfurt: Seat IBL Concept is a glimpse into the automaker's future [w/video]
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    Spanish automaker Seat has chosen the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show as the venue where its future styling direction will be shared with the world. The vehicle upon which these styling cues have been implemented is called the Seat IBL Concept, and it's a modern minimalist language that incorporates ...

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    Official: Seat drops the details on IBL sedan concept
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    Seat has showed off (highly stylized) photos of its IBC sedan concept, billing it as "the future of the sports saloon" and the "latest evolution of stylish Seat design DNA." We actually think it a bit toned down... and a bit of a mish-mash, frankly (Kia Optima, anyone?), compared to Seat's usual ...

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    Official: Refreshed Seat Exeo looks even more like an Audi than before
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    What happens to German cars when they've outlived their lifecycles? Some die off like any other model line, but others get turned into more budget-oriented vehicles with new badges. Take the old Mercedes-Benz E-Class, for example, whose platform was recycled into the Chrysler 300 and then, in ...

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    Official: Seat expands Leon hot hatch family with new FR+
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    Buyers looking for a hot hatch could do worse than a Volkswagen GTI. But European buyers also have the option of going with its Spanish version, the Seat Leon, which offers a touch of Latin flavor along with a little bit more power than its German sibling often at a more attractive price. Now, ...

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    Official: Audi Q3 production begins in Spain
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    It wasn't that long ago that Audi had no SUVs in its lineup – aside from the A6 Allroad Quattro – despite being known for its all-wheel-drive vehicles. But that's all changed, just as it has for BMW and Porsche. The Q7 was followed by the Q5, and now the Q3 has started production as ...

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    Report: Seat to build IBX crossover based on Audi Q3
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    Seat was awarded the internal contract to build the Audi Q3 at its factory in Martorell, Spain, but jobs aren't the only thing the Spanish subsidiary of Volkswagen may get out of the arrangement. According to a new report from What Car?, Seat will receive a production version of the IBX concept ...

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    Seat gears up for Audi Q3 production at Spanish plant
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    Last week, Porsche announced production plans for its upcoming Cajun sport-ute at its Leipzig plant in Germany. Now, sister-company Seat is following suit with preparations to build the Audi Q3 at its facility (pictured above) in Martorell on the outskirts of Barcelona. If you're wondering what ...

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    VW launching Seat in China?
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    Volkswagen is looking for ways to improve the dismal sales of its Spanish brand, Seat. Rather than simply shutting it down, officials apparently wants to use the brand to expand the VW Group's presence in emerging markets. Positioning Seat as a sporty alternative, Automotive News Europe says VW ...

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    Geneva 2011: SEAT IBX Concept looks... appliance white
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    SEAT IBX Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Geneva Motor Show is in high gear, and Volkswagen subsidiary SEAT has no intentions of sitting on the sidelines during the massive European show, as the IBX crossover clearly illustrates. The IBX was penned to show the Spanish ...

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    Report: Volkswagen bringing seven concepts to Geneva?
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    Volkswagen plans on knocking off Toyota and General Motors to become the largest automaker in the world by 2018. That's a lofty goal; one that will need plenty of new and revised product to achieve. The German automaker has already taken a few steps to address its volume aspirations, including ...

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    Paris 2010: Seat Ibe concept, the zero-emissions sports coupe of the future
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    Seat Ibe concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    By unveiling the Ibe all-electric sports coupe concept at the Paris Motor Show, automaker Seat showed that it's about ready to go toe-to-toe with some of the big dogs in the world of dreamy battery-powered machines. The low-slung ...

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    Video: Seat touring car flips into crowd at Brands Hatch over weekend
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    That's not gonna buff out – Click above to watch video after the jump
    If you've ever found yourself as a spectator at a race track, it's easy to lull yourself into believing that you'll be as safe as can be just so long as you keep a crash barrier between your brittle bones and the ...

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    Report: VW CEO says Seat getting its last chance
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    Seat Ibiza Sport Tourer – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's no secret that Seat is the dimmest bulb in the Volkswagen classroom. The beleaguered Spanish manufacturer squandered a total of $138 million in the first quarter of this year alone – more than double what the next ...

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