SEAT IBIZA EARNS BEST VALUE ACCOLADE AT SME COMPANY CAR OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2018

Mar 8, 2018

  • SEAT Ibiza 1.0 TSi 95PS FR named Best Value Company Car for SMEs
  • Combination of technology, driving dynamics and affordability seals award
  •  Feature-rich supermini boasts P11D value of just £15,820, and BIK of 20%
  • Panel of independent, SME experts made Ibiza a “clear class winner”
  • Ibiza easily accessible through SEAT’s four-day test drive scheme www.seat.co.uk/fleet-cars/business/4-day-test-drive.html

07/03/2018 –The SEAT Ibiza 1.0 TSi 95PS FR has been named the Best Value Company Car at the annual SME Company Car of the Year Awards 2018.

Extending its enviable list of industry awards, the all-new Ibiza secured the Best Value category, further cementing its place as one of the most compelling propositions for SME businesses According to the Business Car Manager Awards.

As the brand becomes increasingly appealing to fleets with new initiatives and exceptional customer service, its popular New Ibiza – boasting a P11D value of just £15,820 and an impressive BIK rate of 20% in 1.0 TSi 95PS FR form – demonstrates the value SEAT’s range offers businesses.

In the rigorous judging process – carried out by an independent panel of SME experts – the supermini was seen as a “clear class winner” owing to its quality, affordability and style, not to mention its accessibility via the popular four-day test drive scheme.

Editorial director of Business Car Manager, Ralph Morton, said: ''SEAT has been consistently expanding its presence in the SME small fleet sector with a growing range of fine cars. The new Ibiza is no exception, underpinned by excellent running costs, low company car taxation and SEAT's compelling four-day test drive programme. It's little wonder the judges put the Ibiza significantly ahead of rivals."

SMEs can experience the Ibiza through SEAT’s extended four-day test drive scheme, providing businesses with an easy way to arrange a test drive of any model, including the Ibiza. Simplifying the decision-making process, test drives can be organised via the Fleet & Company Cars section of www.seat.co.uk.

The feature-rich trim includes a set of 17” ‘Dynamic’ alloy wheels and an 8-inch touch-screen to keep drivers comfortable and connected on any journey, as well as a Tiredness Recognition system and Autonomous Emergency Braking to keep them safe.

The Ibiza’s frugal yet punchy 1.0 TSi 95 PS engine rounded off the award-winning entry, ensuring total cost of ownership (TCO) is low with a combined 60mpg, while still delivering a dynamic driving experience.

SEAT UK Head of Fleet and Business Sales, Peter McDonald, commented: “Since the Ibiza’s launch last year, the reaction from SMEs has been nothing short of fantastic, and this award is proof it’s a result of the work being done to make an unbeatable value proposition. Add to that new initiatives like the four-day test drive scheme and investment in the wider fleet team, we are delivering a great customer journey for businesses.

“For SMEs value is a critical consideration, but combined with a company car that can showcase dynamic design, driver appeal and the technology that the Ibiza possesses means it has become a real hit.”

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SEAT is the only company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets cars in Spain. A member of the Volkswagen Group, the multinational has its headquarters in Martorell (Barcelona), exporting 81% of its vehicles, and is present in over 80 countries through a network of 1,700 dealerships. In 2016, SEAT obtained an operating profit of 143 million euros, the highest in the history of the brand, and achieved worldwide sales of nearly 410,000 vehicles.

SEAT Group employs more than 14,500 professionals at its three production centres – Barcelona, El Prat de Llobregat and Martorell, where it manufactures the highly successful Ibiza, Leon and Arona. Additionally, the company produces the Ateca and the Toledo in the Czech Republic, the Alhambra in Portugal and the Mii in Slovakia. 

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

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