Scottish People Just Love Spanish Cars as SEAT Scores Big Growth North of the Border
We tend to think that car awards cover the whole country, but in fact, that’s not true as the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers (ASMW) have just presented the ‘Scottish Car of the Year Awards” which were held in Glasgow on 14th October.
Unusually, two of the main categories went to the Spanish car maker SEAT, who carried off the award for ‘MPV of the Year’, with its Alhambra people carrier and took the ‘Eco Award’ with its frugal 1.2 Ibiza diesel.
SEAT’s success in Scotland doesn’t stop there either as Scottish motorists really seem to have become bought in to the SEAT product as year to date, SEAT has seen its registrations rise by 15.9% against a Scottish market that’s actually down by 6% over the same period.
No one seems to offer any explanation for this, but clearly there are the beginnings of a love affair between the Catalonian car maker and our friends from the north. Other car makers will be hoping this is just a temporary crush and that Scottish drivers will stop flirting with this sassy Spanish lass and begin paying attention to them again.
That said, well done SEAT (but what’s your secret?)