• Picture of Yuki Tsunoda

    Honda-backed Yuki Tsunoda gets 2021 AlphaTauri F1 seat

    Honda-backed Formula 2 race-winner Yuki Tsunoda will race for AlphaTauri in Formula 1 next season, replacing Daniil Kvyat at the Red Bull-owned squad. The 20-year-old Japanese claimed three victories on his way to third in this year’s F2 title race, behind Mick Schumacher – who will race for Haas F1 in 2021 – and newly confirmed Ferrari […] More

  • Face Masks

    SEAT to Conduct Covid Testing on its 15,000 Employees to Allow Return to Work

    SEAT is to carry out PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) tests on its 15,000 employees to allow return to work, with limited production restarting on the 27th April. The PCR testing, which screens for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, is one of the most reliable ways to identify whether the person screened has contracted the COVID-19 virus. SEAT is […] More

  • Seat belt being fastened

    Wear Your Three-Point Seat Belt or Face a Three-Point Penalty Says GEM

    Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is calling on the Government to increase the penalty for drivers and passengers who do not wear a seatbelt on journeys.  GEM has for many years lobbied the Government to introduce tougher seatbelt offences. Now, with emergency services and hospitals at full stretch dealing with the coronavirus […] More

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    SEAT Will be Able to Detect if You Fall Asleep at the Wheel

    SEAT is researching and developing artificial intelligence technology to combat driver fatigue and improve road safety. SEAT’s Xplora team, in conjunction with Eyesight Technologies, is developing advanced technology that studies a driver’s eyes and head movement to detect if they’re falling asleep or distracted. It uses an algorithm which analyses the eye openness, angle of […] More

  • Seven-seat Mercedes GLB SUV lands

    This is the new, seven-seater Mercedes GLB SUV. If it looks a bit familiar, that’s because Mercedes showed off a very lightly disguised ‘concept’ version of it only a couple of weeks ago. As the name suggests, the GLB slots into the Mercedes SUV range between the GLA and GLC. It’s spun off the same […] More


    SEAT looks to the future of city mobility with the unveiling of its concept car, Minimó SEAT is taking the wraps off its vision of the future of urban mobility at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, with the unveiling of its concept car, Minimó. The all-electric quadricycle has been developed to help meet […] More


    The recently released Leon CUPRA R has proved a UK smash-hit, with all 24 destined for these shores snapped up in super quick hot hatch time. The limited production run of just 799 examples, combining a raft of technical upgrades with sophisticated styling and a premium finish, has hit on a seriously appealing ‘R’ formula. […] More

  • New Seat Arona

    Will Seat Arona have sales Knack?

    SEAT’S new baby SUV has got on my brain already. For those of a certain generation, remember the very catchy The Knack hit My Sharona. The sort of tune that once you get in your head, you can’t get rid of. Well Seat released the Arona today and it immediately reminded me of that 1979 […] More

  • Seat President Luca de Meo

    Seat want YOU to name their car

    WOULD you like to name the model of a new car? Well Seat are offering that unique opportunity for their new SUV which goes on sale next year. The Barcelona-based car firm launched the #SEATseekingname project offering the public the chance to name the brand-new SUV. So either they’ve got a very lazy marketing department […] More

  • Classic Seat 600

    Kick up the Barca for classic Seat

    DAYTRIPPER by The Beatles was Christmas No1, The Sound Of Music the biggest film and Liverpool won their first FA Cup…1965 was some year. And Seat say it was the year their car industry was born with the iconic 600. Made by Seat under licence by Fiat – with clear family origins to the legendary […] More

  • New Seat Ateca FR

    Seat get all Messi over hot new SUV

    THINK of Barcelona and it’s Lionel Messi, beautiful city and, er, Manuel from Fawlty Towers. Thankfully Seat have combined the former two for their latest creation. The Ateca compact SUV is getting the sporty treatment with an FR edition revealed at the Barcelona Motor show next month. This will not be the last part of […] More

  • Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine

    6-seat Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine is gigantic

    ‘How gigantic’, you’re probably wondering. It’s a full metre longer than a standard Bentley Mulsanne, making it 6,575mm or 21-and-a-half feet long. The extension will have added quite a lot of extra mass too, so what we have here is a Bentley the size and weight of a lorry. The extra length has been added […] More

  • SEAT Ateca

    SEAT Ateca, brand’s first SUV, revealed

    What’s a SEAT Ateca then? SEAT is very late to the SUV party. But this particular party looks like it will never end, so better late than never. It’s a mid-size contender, aimed squarely at the Nissan Qashqai. What do I need to know? The Ateca is based on the VW Group’s omnipresent MQB platform. In the […] More

  • 2016 SEAT Ibiza Cupra

    New, more powerful SEAT Ibiza Cupra revealed

    It may not look much different, but the latest SEAT Ibiza Cupra has been heavily updated. The biggest changes lies under the bonnet. Where the previous car had a rather over-complicated 1.4-litre turbocharged and supercharged engine and a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, the new car has a much simpler 1.8-litre turbo motor and a six-speed manual […] More

  • Cops called for kid sat in Tesla Model S boot seats

    Cops called for kid sat in Tesla Model S boot seats

    One of our favourite things about the Tesla Model S is the (optional) pair of boot-mounted kiddie seats, which turn it into the fastest MPV in the world. But not everyone knows that particular fact. Including an understandably concerned person in Colorado who called the police after seeing a child sitting in the boot of […] More

  • Frankfurt unveil for Seat Leon Cross Sport

    Seat have unveiled what they are calling a new definition of sporty with the Seat Leon Cross Sport. The Seat Leon Cross Sport combines the performance of a sporty Seat Leon Cupra with increased ground clearance and all-wheel drive for an all-round versatile experience. What seems like an odd concoction to some on paper makes another […] More

  • Driven: SEAT Leon SC TDi FR

    On Test: SEAT Leon SC TDi FR

    The term ‘diesel hot hatch’ is surely one of the biggest oxymorons in motoring. Up there with ‘sports SUV’. The two things just aren’t compatible. Hot hatches are fun and playful; diesels aren’t that. But in our fuel economy and emissions obsessed world, the diesel hot hatch is definitely A Thing. Indeed, they often out-sell […] More

  • Italian Police Force to be powered by SEAT Leon

    SEAT recently secured a fleet contract to supply the new Leon to the Italian police forces. Both the Polizia di Stato and the Carabinieri have collectively ordered 925 cars with the plan to expand the fleet to up to 4,000 over three years. The first 206 vehicles have already been handed over, with 106  delivered to the Carabinieri and a […] More

  • WWTT: Ursula Andress with a SEAT

    What were they thinking? SEAT 133

    Here we have several images from a campaign for the SEAT 133. We’ll come back to the car in a bit, but for now let’s concentrate on this image of it. Impressively committed though the driving and the driver’s nonchalance are, note the enormous scratches down the side. Maybe an earlier attempt was over-ambitious. SEAT wasn’t […] More

  • SEAT Leon ST Cupra 280

    Quick Spin: SEAT Leon ST Cupra 280

    The SEAT Leon ST Cupra 280 is the fastest estate around the Nurburgring Nordschleife, setting a time of 7:58.1. That also makes it faster than the three-door Leon SC Cupra 280, the first front-wheel-drive car to dip under eight minutes, thanks to better aerodynamics. But that time is only useful for bragging rights. The vast […] More

  • SEAT Leon ST Cupra 280 record

    SEAT Leon ST Cupra 280 sets Nurburgring record

    The new SEAT Leon ST Cupra 280 has broken the lap record for estates at the fabled Nurburgring Nordschleife, with a time of 7 mins 58.12 secs. That time beats the previous benchmark set by the Audi RS4 Avant – a car with four-wheel-drive and over 160bhp more power. SEAT says a standard car with a […] More

  • BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer

    Seven-seater BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer revealed

    BMW expands its range of front-wheel-drive cars with the seven-seater BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer. As the name suggests, it’s essentially a bigger version of the 2-Series Active Tourer, the first FWD BMW ever launched last year. Like its sibling, the Gran Tourer is based on the same chassis as the current Mini and acts as […] More

  • SEAT Leon SC Cupra

    SEAT Leon SC Cupra ‘Ultimate Sub8’ on sale

    Last year, SEAT set a front-wheel-drive production car lap record at the Nurburgring, with a lap of just eight minutes. To celebrate the fact, SEAT released the optional Sub8 Performance Pack for the Leon SC Cupra 280, making it more-or-less the same spec as the record car. SEAT has gone one step further, launching the […] More

  • SEAT Leon ST Cupra 280

    SEAT Leon ST Cupra 280 estate priced from £28,505

    It used to be that, if you were in the market for a sub-Audi RS/Mercedes AMG fast estate, the only choice was the Skoda Octavia vRS. Then the Ford Focus ST came along and late last year, Volkswagen unveiled the booted Golf R. Now SEAT has thrown it’s hat into the ring with this, the […] More

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