• SEAT Ibiza wins ‘Best Used Car of the Year’ at Auto Express 2020 awards
  • Auto Express judges cite winning formula of space, comfort, refinement and driving agility
  • Current Ibiza supermini has been available since 2017
  • Every SEAT Approved Used Car comes with 12 months’ warranty, roadside assistance and MOT cover, as well as five-day Drive Away insurance

Milton Keynes, 17 June 2020: The SEAT Ibiza has been crowned ‘Best Used Car of the Year’ by Auto Express.

The panel of Auto Express judges cited the Ibiza’s space and comfort, coupled with a refined and agile driving experience, made the supermini a standout performer on the used car market.

The SEAT Ibiza is available in six different trim levels, with the choice of one diesel and four petrol variants and the option of a DSG automatic gearbox. The supermini also comes with a host of connected technology including colour touchscreen, Full Link smartphone integration, Beats Audio System, keyless entry and start, LED headlights, ambient lighting and Adaptive Cruise Control.

The award comes at a time when the market will start to see an increase in the number of available second hand vehicles, following the current generation Ibiza’s order books opening in May 2017.

Purchasing an Approved Used Ibiza from a SEAT retailer ensures the buyer gets a full service history check and comprehensive multipoint check with every car, minimum 12-month Warranty and Roadside Assistance, along with a 12 month MOT protection policy worth up to £750. Customers also benefit from complimentary five-day Drive Away Insurance and a 30-day exchange promise if the vehicle does not meet expectations.

Customers that purchase an Approved Used SEAT from a participating retailer will, until September 2020, benefit from an extra year of Approved Warranty and MOT protection, be able to purchase two services for £79, as well as take advantage of a 6.9 per cent APR finance offer on all vehicles up to five years old.

Richard Harrison, Managing Director at SEAT UK, commented: “The fifth generation Ibiza went straight to the top of its class back in 2017 when first launched, and has proved a hit with customers ever since, thanks to its balance of great design, driving dynamics, versatility and value. With early examples now reaching the used car market, this prestigous Award confirms that with the SEAT Ibiza, you’re now able to buy the very best used car on the UK market in 2020.”

The award follows the current generation of Ibiza being named ‘Best Supermini’ at the 2017 Auto Express New Car Awards after its launch.

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Notes to editor:

About SEAT
SEAT is the only company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets cars in Spain. Member of the Volkswagen Group, the multinational has its headquarters in Martorell (Barcelona), exports 80% of its vehicles, and is present in 80 countries on all five continents. In 2019, SEAT sold 574,100 cars, the highest figure in the history of the company.

The SEAT Group employs over 15,000 professionals and has three production centres – Barcelona, El Prat de Llobregat and Martorell, where it manufactures the highly successful Ibiza, Arona and Leon. Additionally, the company produces the Ateca in the Czech Republic, the Tarraco in Germany, the Alhambra in Portugal and the Mii electric, SEAT’s first 100% electric car, in Slovakia.

The multinational has a Technical Centre, which operates as a knowledge hub that brings together 1,000 engineers who are focused on developing innovation for Spain’s largest industrial investor in R&D. SEAT already features the latest connectivity technology in its vehicle range and it is currently engaged in the company’s global digitalisation process to promote the mobility of the future.

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