Tag Archive: SEAT

Keys to gaining the maximum benefit from your car lights

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Martorell, 25/10/2018.- Clocks will soon be changing back one hour, and many people are going to make their commute from work to home when the sun has already gone down. Despite there being less road traffic at night, this is when 30% of all accidents take place in Europe. In situations of poor visibility, it is important to know how to use your car’s lights. Maite París, who is in charge of Headlamps at SEAT, explains how to use them effectively: - No reason not to turn on the high beams: They are only allowed on intercity roads with little…

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Every car, precision fit puzzle pieces

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Martorell, 30/10/2018.- A car is made up of 4,000 parts that come from nearly 100 suppliers in different countries. It is a complex puzzle that the Masurement Technology department at SEAT is responsible for fitting together seamlessly. Keep reading to find out the different measuring technologies they use to make it happen: -A meccano set for the perfect fit: Aluminium structures serve as full scale mock-ups that simulate car parts. Different moulds enable the most important interior and exterior parts to be analysed. In the nine months prior to the launch of a new model, the team in this workshop…

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The many challenges facing car seats

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Martorell,18/10/2018.- It is no coincidence that our car seats remain comfortable and sturdy after driving thousands of kilometres or withstanding extreme temperature contrasts. Engineers at the SEAT Technical Centre perform several tests long before manufacturing begins on vehicles. The following are the five most strenuous tests that are carried out in the three year development period of each car seat: -Getting in and out 700 times a day: A diverse group of men and women of all sizes and builds are the team of professional testers that reproduce the action of getting in and out of a car 6,000 times…

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CUPRA creates a new path in the TCR series

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Martorell, 21 October 2018. - The new era of touring car competition has officially started today – WSC Technology has presented the ETCR series, the first ever electric, multi-brand touring car championship that will kick off in 2020. With the e-Racer, CUPRA has done a pioneering work in the TCR racing history by building the first touring car that complies with the requirements of the new ETCR championship starting in 2020. During the past months, the CUPRA team has conducted exhaustive performance tests, confirming the great success. Although the e-Racer weights 400 kilos more than the current CUPRA TCR, it…

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This is how you design an SUV

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Martorell, 09/09/2018. - “It has to be a car that conveys personality, strength and prestige” was the assignment that SEAT Design director Alejandro Mesonero gave to his team. But how do you get a mixture of paints and ground mica to turn into an elegant colour? Or what selection of fabrics makes the interior of a car look sophisticated? Now that the SEAT Tarraco has made its world debut, we discover what is behind the creative process of this kind of vehicle and the keys to what is going to be the company’s new design language: - Love at first…

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From the Sagrada Familia to the Eiffel Tower for €45

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Martorell, 01/10/2018. - What is the cost in fuel to drive from Barcelona to Paris? Antonio Calvo, Head of Sustainable Mobility at SEAT, gets behind the wheel of a SEAT Leon 1.5 TGI to take on the more than 1,000 km drive and calculate how much it costs to get there. The following log details the trip in a gas powered car to the French capital, where the International Car Show is opening this week: - Starting point, the Sagrada Familia: Antonio Calvo sets off first thing in the morning from the steps of Antoni Gaudí’s basilica with full tanks…

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SEAT showcases all its novelties in the city of Paris

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Paris, 04/10/2018.SEAT is heading to the city of Paris with all of its latest novelties. Coinciding with the motor show in the French capital, which opens its doors today to the public, SEAT is launching two pop-up stores to integrate its new models into the streets of Paris and bring them closer to brand enthusiasts. The SEAT Arona is on display starting today in a pop-up store located in the emblematic Saint-Lazare Square, where Parisians will get the chance to test drive the vehicle and discover all its features. Furthermore, as of Saturday there will be a space set aside…

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SEAT Ateca: 20,000 km to faraway lands

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Martorell, 12/09/2018. - A nomad on horseback crosses a seemingly endless steppe in one of the least populated countries on the planet. The place is Mongolia, the land where the SEAT Atecas ended up in. The cars made this 20,000 kilometre journey to accompany a group of cyclists, and all the riders and drivers were SEAT employees. These are the highlights of their journey around the former Mongol Empire: - The adventure begins: “Nerves, visas, ten borders to cross… but most of all great enthusiasm”. This is how Teo García, a 45-year veteran SEAT engineer, defined his emotions before setting…

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SEAT Tarraco: on and off-road performance in detail

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• A SEAT engineer gives us his impressions at the wheel of the new SUV prior to its official presentation on 18 September • Comfort, safety and roominess are just a few of its most important features • The new model demonstrates its versatility on the pavement and on a rocky mountain trail • The SEAT Tarraco is equipped with new assistants, such as the Rollover Assist, for even safer driving Martorell, 04 September 2018 - The SEAT Tarraco makes its road debut with camouflage in order to disguise its design lines. Stefan Ilijevic, head of Predevelopment, Patents and Innovation…

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The city of cars and people

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Health in the workplace • The medical services operate 24 hours a day, just like the SEAT factory, and attend 15,000 employees • The number of days lost due to work accidents has gone down by 48% thanks to prevention and improved medical services • CARS features a specific unit for women’s health, key for the early detection of cancer

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