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Seat cars review

By Martin Pratt

Article 19 of 24

Could a Seat be your next car? Our overview of what the brand has to offer will help you make an informed decision.

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Seat began life as a manufacturer of badge-engineered Fiats in Spain. It struck out on its own in 1982, only to become a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group in 1986. 

Since then, VW has groomed it as the sporty, youthful brand in its portfolio, with a string of sharply styled models such as the Ibiza and Leon, which share many parts with their VW equivalents, the Polo and Golf. 

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However, the close relationship with VW and sharing of some engines means certain diesel-powered Seats built between 2009 and 2015 may be affected by the 'dieselgate' scandal, and therefore could be more polluting than official figures suggest.