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SEAT => Mii - Ibiza - Arona - Toledo - Leon - Ateca - Alhambra => Topic started by: rambo_005 on December 16, 2016, 08:24:51 pm

Title: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: rambo_005 on December 16, 2016, 08:24:51 pm
Good news for Cupra lovers like me

http://i.stuff.co.nz/motoring/news/87634517/spanish-seat-brand-set-for-kiwi-launch-in-early2017
Title: Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: NasTnaS on December 27, 2016, 10:37:51 pm
Hope they bring in the 3 door Cupra 290.....
Title: Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: rambo_005 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).
Title: Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: NasTnaS 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!
Title: Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: rambo_005 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
Title: Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: brian on January 16, 2017, 07:45:37 am
It may be live but hardly informative
Title: Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: rambo_005 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.
Title: Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: spooln 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?
Title: Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: slowmo 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:

Audi
VW
Skoda
Seat
Title: Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: luckychum 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.
Title: Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: insane 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
Title: Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: schattenblau on February 10, 2017, 11:03:13 am
seems a little short sighted having only one dealer ?
Title: Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: brian on February 10, 2017, 11:11:03 am
seems a little short sighted having only one dealer ?

Maybe just a feeler to gauge interest
Title: Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: rambo_005 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.
Title: Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: brian on February 21, 2017, 01:16:39 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KkQPxaIvfY
Title: Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: le mans on February 21, 2017, 03:02:14 pm
Excellent review, thanks.
Title: Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: rambo_005 on June 14, 2017, 11:06:13 am
Auckland, 13/06/2017 – SEAT New Zealand is excited to announce further details on
the new Leon range that will be available.

The Leon range will feature two variants of the 5-door hatchback: the Leon FR and the
Leon CUPRA.

Both models feature key technologies to keep owners safe and connected. The Leon is
rated 5-stars by EuroNCAP and includes items such as front assist with City Emergency
Braking and a rear view camera. SEAT Full Link is standard on all SEAT models being
sold in New Zealand and features Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink.

A CUPRA (an acronym for CUP RACER) is the best example of the perfect balance
between emotion and reason. The Leon CUPRA is powered by a 221Kw / 300hp turbo
petrol engine (2.0 litre). It will be available with a 6-speed DSG gearbox or a 6-speed
manual gearbox (priced from $56,900 and $55,400 + on road costs respectively). A
torque-sensing limited-slip differential and Dynamic Chassis Control assist the CUPRA
to get all the power and torque onto the road via the front wheels. Adaptive cruise
control featuring pedestrian protection adds even more safety and convenience.

The Leon FR is powered by a 110kW / 150hp turbo-petrol engine (1.4 litre) and is
priced from $35,900 + on road costs. The FR specification is SEAT’s “sport” version
featuring 17” dynamic alloys, a body kit and a sports orientated interior including seats
and steering wheel.

James Yates, SEAT New Zealand General Manager, commented that “the new Leon
range enhances the dynamic nature of the SEAT brand offering slick, modern design
inside and out. We believe that we have very competitive models and they will be very
attractive to consumers looking for either a warm-hatch or a (very) hot hatch.”

The Leon CUPRA will be available for sale in September this year with the FR arriving
early in 2018.
Title: Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: schattenblau on June 14, 2017, 11:09:09 am
wow, a manual cupra with 221kw + dcc + lsd for less than a golf gti

 ;D

http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/seat/seat-leon-cupra-300-2017-review/

(http://images.car.bauercdn.com/pagefiles/70125/1752x1168/seat_leon_cupra_300_07.jpg?mode=max&quality=90&scale=down)
Title: Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: luckychum on June 14, 2017, 11:26:18 am
Wow that pricing is aggressive, I was picking the Cupra to be closer to $60,000.   I'm struggling to think of any other new car with so much bang for buck.
Title: Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: slowmo on June 14, 2017, 12:41:37 pm
Does the Cupra have AWD? The press release mentioned tor-sen.
Title: Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: schattenblau on June 14, 2017, 02:21:34 pm
one eu test i read says only the wagon gets awd as an option.
the rest are fwd

 ;D

looks like 5dr only for nz,
" Leon CUPRA ST (Wagon) not available in New Zealand."

no mention of brembo brakes either ...

http://www.seat.co.nz/carworlds/new-leon-cupra/overview.html
Title: Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: McDoof on June 14, 2017, 04:31:00 pm
That's a lot of car for the money. So much tech on board
Title: Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: GLIDN on June 14, 2017, 05:45:59 pm
Does the Cupra have AWD? The press release mentioned tor-sen.

No Cupra R has Golf R engine and is FWD only.
Been following a guy in the UK. Managed a 12.8 quarter mile on a stage 1 tuned (DSG)
He has already stepped up to Stage 2, but now manages an impressive 4.2 second 0-100kph.
Title: Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: schattenblau on June 16, 2017, 02:23:06 pm
hot off the pages of car uk july 2017

(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w414/schattenblau/07-1_zpsquhemfu7.jpg)
(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w414/schattenblau/07-2_zps3tn8nebk.jpg)
Title: Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: rambo_005 on June 24, 2017, 10:32:56 am
Auckland, 21/06/2017 – Following the release of the SEAT Leon range information last
week, SEAT New Zealand is excited to announce further details on the new Ateca
range that will be available.

The Ateca will feature three specification levels and three engines across four distinct
models.

There will be a 110kW petrol engine available in Style and Xcellence specification; a
140kW diesel with 4Drive also available in Xcellence specification; and a 140kW petrol
engine with 4Drive in FR specification. All models will be standard with 7-speed DSG
gearboxes.

The new Ateca features key technologies to keep owners safe and connected. The
Ateca is rated 5-stars by EuroNCAP and includes items such as front assist with City
Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Protection, Blind Spot monitoring and a rear view
camera. SEAT Full Link is standard on all SEAT models being sold in New Zealand and
features Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink.

The Ateca range will start at $38,900 for the Ateca Style; the Ateca Xcellence will be
$44,900 with the two 140kW 4Drive models being $52,400 and $52,900 (FR 4Drive and
Xcellence 4Drive respectively). All prices are + on road costs.

The Xcellence and FR specifications are of a similar level – the FR being more sports
orientated. The Xcellence and FR include a number of features over and above the
Style specification, including Adaptive Cruise Control, a top-view camera, alarm,
keyless entry, alcantara upholstery, full LED headlights, a hands-free electric tailgate
and 18” (Xcellence) and 19” (FR) alloys.

James Yates, SEAT New Zealand General Manager, commented that “the new Ateca
range will offer consumers another level of choice in the all-important Compact SUV
segment. The Ateca will appeal to those wanting slick, modern design inside and out
along with high levels of safety and connectivity.”

The Ateca is the first of three SUVs / Crossovers that SEAT will release in the coming
two years. A smaller brother to the Ateca, the Arona, will be revealed for the first time
next week and is due in New Zealand in the first half of 2018. Then in early 2019, the
third SUV will arrive – this model will be larger than Ateca and available with the
option of seven seats. SEAT is currently running a world-wide competition to choose
the name for this new model.

The Ateca Xcellence 4Drive will be available for sale from September this year with the
full model range being available by years’ end.

Brochures and spec sheets for NZ market here: www.seat.co.nz/shopping-tools/brochure-download/overview.html
Title: Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: schattenblau on June 24, 2017, 11:26:51 am
this will eat into tiguan sales.

 :laugh:
Title: Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: rambo_005 on August 19, 2017, 12:38:02 am
SEAT Store Auckland to open in November at 48 Great South Road, Newmarket: www.seat.co.nz/stores/auckland.html
Title: Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: slowmo on August 19, 2017, 09:53:02 pm
Cars have arrived

Photo from ECC
Title: Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: slowmo on August 19, 2017, 09:54:43 pm
These must be the press cars?

Photo from ECC
Title: Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: the phantom on August 20, 2017, 10:57:11 am
we had a Toledo rental in Spain back in January, certainly felt at home in it, definitely part of the VAG family

safe and secure through some filthy weather with a lot of heavy trucks around
Title: Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: rambo_005 on August 20, 2017, 11:04:18 am
The current Toledo is a version of the Skoda Rapid - different front and rear ends, wheels, steering wheel and some other minor changes, otherwise the same car from the same factory in Czechia.
Title: Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
Post by: the phantom on August 23, 2017, 10:15:08 am
a SEAT ad is now showing up in the header on TradeMe