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Bigger and better

2000s

We celebrate 50 years of growth and success with new additions like the SEAT Leon and customer-centred SEAT Service.

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2000

The SEAT Salsa concept takes the stage. We welcome His Majesty King Juan Carlos I and The Prince of Asturias to our 50th anniversary.

2001

A year of new. The new SEAT Ibiza debuts. And the sporty SEAT Leon CUPRA R prototype is unveiled.

2002

Here comes the family-friendly SEAT Cordoba. We join our new friends, Audi and Lamborghini, under the Volkswagen Group.

2003

The SEAT Altea prototype is revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Family design with a bold personality.

2004

The SEAT Altea prototype debuts worldwide in Geneva. The sporty SEAT Ibiza FR and SEAT Ibiza CUPRA take us even faster.

2005

Barcelona meets the new SEAT Leon and its racier brother, the SEAT Leon WTCC. Plus, the premiere of the SEAT Altea FR prototype.

2006

We build up more energy with the SEAT Leon FR and SEAT Leon CUPRA. And the SEAT Altea XL makes a big splash.

2007

SEAT Service ushers in a new service experience. The innovative Prototype Centre of Development and SEAT Design Centre open.

2008

In addition to the SEAT Exeo, our family grows with the new SEAT Ibiza, SC, CUPRA and Ecomotive. We also earn 5 stars in EuroNCAP safety.

2009

The year of the model: SEAT Exeo ST, SEAT Leon Ecomotive concept, Ibiza Bocanegra, new Leon CUPRA, Ibiza FR and IBZ concept.