SEAT invests 900 million euros in the new Ibiza and Arona
- Catalonia’s government President Carles Puigdemont visited the Martorell facilities and learned about the models that SEAT will launch in upcoming years
- The fifth generation Ibiza and the new compact crossover will use the new MQB A0 modular platform
- The announced investments are part of the strategic investment plan totalling 3.3 billion euros until 2019
According to SEAT President, “this investment demonstrates our commitment to the economic development of the country and confirms our leadership as the largest industrial investor in R&D. We are investing unprecedented figures for the launch of new models. SEAT plays a key role in terms of investment, technology, industry and employment, as well as in generating wealth and prosperity”.
Catalan Government President Carles Puigdemont thanked SEAT “for its commitment” and for the company’s efforts “to continue attracting investments, which are essential for generating and strengthening the excellence of the brand”. Puigdemont congratulated SEAT “for its magnificent results, which attest to the success of the decisions adopted at the time when the major decisions are made, which is when they are not so obvious”.
Wholly developed in Barcelona, the new Ibiza is being built on Line 1 in Martorell, the factory which produces the most vehicles in Spain, and it will coexist for a few months with the fourth generation of the model. Built using the new MQB A0 platform, the new Ibiza aims to mark an ambitious turning point in terms of safety, design, performance and comfort. Beginning in the second half of 2017, this same production line will also accommodate the assembly of the SEAT Arona, the company’s new compact crossover. In addition, Martorell also manufactures the SEAT Leon and the Audi Q3.
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