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Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2016, 10:37:51 pm »
Hope they bring in the 3 door Cupra 290.....
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Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2016, 11:02:11 pm »
Hope they bring in the 3 door Cupra 290.....

Leon SC (3 door) Cupra? The Leon Cupra range now has 300hp through the front wheels. AWD is optional on the ST (wagon) only. I do hope they bring the 3 door here, but we're more likely to see the 5 door and ST (wagon).
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Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2016, 02:10:48 pm »
Leon SC (3 door) Cupra? The Leon Cupra range now has 300hp through the front wheels. AWD is optional on the ST (wagon) only. I do hope they bring the 3 door here, but we're more likely to see the 5 door and ST (wagon).

yup. thats the one.... it looks soooo good!
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Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2017, 06:04:45 am »
The SEAT NZ website is now live: www.seat.co.nz

Initial model range is Leon, Leon Cupra and Ateca. Leon models look to be 5-door only. I guess the Ibiza will follow when the new model comes out later this year?

They also recently re-launched the SEAT brand in Singapore, but with a few more models in the range: www.seat.sg
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Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2017, 07:45:37 am »
It may be live but hardly informative
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Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2017, 07:53:01 am »
I guess it's a work in progress as they finalise trim levels and pricing etc. Still nothing on the dealer location also.
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Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2017, 09:40:07 am »
So sportier sub brand. Probably to be sold alongside existing vw dealers. What's the point of difference, are they cheaper than vw overseas?
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Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2017, 10:41:03 am »
So sportier sub brand. Probably to be sold alongside existing vw dealers. What's the point of difference, are they cheaper than vw overseas?

They are cheaper than the comparative VW model and some would say sportier vibe.

So in a loose heirarchy of prices:

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Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2017, 02:49:54 pm »
I notice that the Ibiza is now on the website as coming later this year as well. 

My guess is that the dealership will be at that site on the corner of Market Rd and Great South Rd where Skoda started out, seems logical at least.
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Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2017, 12:40:17 am »
My brother has a Seat Leon FR in SA, I quite like the look and prefer the look of the older models, although all their interiors old and new are very very basic.

Drives great too

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Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2017, 11:03:13 am »
seems a little short sighted having only one dealer ?

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Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2017, 11:11:03 am »
seems a little short sighted having only one dealer ?

Maybe just a feeler to gauge interest
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Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2017, 08:13:40 pm »
seems a little short sighted having only one dealer ?

The guy who is launching SEAT was try same who reintroduced Skoda in the 2000s. I think he's following the same model, or at least working off the back of that experience. Establish in Auckland, then other main centres.
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