Seat revives its hugely ‘Pay No VAT’ campaign in the UK

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 12, 2011

To raise the brand appeal and to maintain its momentum for the most successful year yet, SEAT has decided to bring back its ‘Pay No VAT’ campaign. Its two most popular models – the Ibiza 5dr 1.4 SE Copa supermini and the sporty Leon 1.6 TDI S Copa family hatchback – are included in this offer. Just like SEAT models that have the ‘Copa’ badge, these two cars offer as standard a series of equipment --valued at hundreds of pounds -- that were previously available as optional extras. If SEAT pays for the 20% tax bill, buyers will only need to pay £10,699 RRP (representing savings of £2,105).

The Leon costs just £14,909, saving £2,970. Only retail customers can take advantage of the ‘Pay No VAT’ offer, subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. The Ibiza 5dr 1.4 SE Copa, which normally sells for £12,805 RRP, comes with 16” alloy wheels, climate control, rain-sensing wipers, auto-headlights, front fog lights with cornering function, cruise control, front electric windows and an MP3-compatible CD player with AUX-in.

Normally retailing at £17,880 RRP, the Leon 1.6 TDI S Copa is equipped with 16” alloy wheels, dual zone climate control, Bluetooth, front fog lights with cornering function, cruise control, an MP3-compatible CD player with AUX-in, ESP stability program with XDS (electronic differential lock) and a Start/Stop system with energy recovery.

In addition, SEAT offers several discounts on more of its models. Discounts of up to £1,500 off the RRP are offered in several Ibiza SC models like the Ibiza Cupra and Ibiza Cupra Bocanegra hot hatches. Meanwhile, the Ibiza 5dr and Ibiza ST models are available with discounts of up to £1,750.

The Seat Ibiza’s latest design principle suggests a more balanced and continuous approach based on its new Arrow shaped sections and geometric lines.

The perfectly placed radiator grille and expressive headlights also emphasise the sporty feature around the front end. As a matter of fact, these parts are placed at the lower part to present the arrowhead impression even better.

Luc Donckerwolke (Seat Design Director) stated that the design language of the new Seat Ibiza has stiffer body surface with concave lines that tend to change the colour to a different shade. Donckerwolke also sees to it that there will be more noticeable lettering and undertones on the new body surface.

Ibiza’s fundamental design is basically into sport, which means, you will find shoulder lines that go over the rear wheel arches or something with the same powerful effect. At the same time, the new Seat Ibiza’s athletic appearance demonstrates an energetic vibe considering the large air intakes underneath and newly designed side mirrors.

The current model range also shares a few similarities with the new Ibiza, particularly the Seat’s “Dynamic Line” standard. The Seat Design Director further explained how this principle offers balance to the car’s size and figure. However, the new model has more distinct lines judging from the silhouette that goes from the tail lamps, to the side profile and anywhere around the rear, centre and front end of the vehicle.

Press Release

NO VAT, AND NO COMPROMISE, FROM SEAT

Dynamic Spanish car maker SEAT has revived its hugely popular ‘Pay No VAT’ campaign as it seeks to continue its most successful year to date and attract even more new car buyers to the brand.

The new offer covers two of the Barcelona-based car company’s most popular models – the stylish Ibiza 5dr 1.4 SE Copa supermini and the sporty Leon 1.6 TDI S Copa family hatchback.

Like all SEATs wearing the ‘Copa’ badge, both cars boast as standard many hundreds of pounds’ worth of the most sought-after equipment previously found on the options list.

Yet, with SEAT picking up the 20% tax bill, motorists choosing the Ibiza will pay just £10,699 RRP – a massive saving of £2,105 – while those opting for the Leon will pay just £14,909, saving a whopping £2,970. The ‘Pay No VAT’ offer is available to retail customers only, subject to status, and terms and conditions apply.

Normally retailing at £12,805 RRP, the Ibiza 5dr 1.4 SE Copa is packed with desirable goodies including 16” alloy wheels, climate control, rain-sensing wipers, auto-headlights, front fog lights with cornering function, cruise control, front electric windows and an MP3-compatible CD player with AUX-in.

The Leon 1.6 TDI S Copa, which normally retails at £17,880 RRP, comes with 16” alloy wheels, dual zone climate control, Bluetooth, front fog lights with cornering function, cruise control, an MP3-compatible CD player with AUX-in, ESP stability programme with XDS (electronic differential lock) and a Start/Stop system with energy recovery.

Meanwhile, SEAT is also offering a host of tempting discounts on a variety of other models* as it looks to cement its 2011 sales success. A variety of Ibiza SC models – including the stunning Ibiza Cupra and Ibiza Cupra Bocanegra hot hatches – are available with as much as £1,500 off the RRP while Ibiza 5dr and Ibiza ST models are offered with discounts of as much as £1,750.

Certain Leon models are available with a whopping £2,000 customer saving, as are all Altea and Altea XL variants. Finally, the luxurious Exeo and Exeo ST ‘Tech’ versions are available with £2,000 off the RRP making them better value than ever.

But that’s not all. Every new SEAT – including those offered on the ‘Pay No VAT’ deal – is currently available to buy via a great 8.9% APR Solutions (PCP) scheme offered by SEAT Finance.

Again extended to retail customers, and with a contract term of between 18 and 42 months, the SEAT Finance ‘Solutions’ deal means a new Ibiza SC 1.2 S Copa is available for just £199 per month with a deposit of only £199 – based on a 42-month contract, up to 10,000 miles per year and with an optional final payment of £3,385.28.

The Ibiza SC S Copa comes equipped with a generous list of standard fit kit including 15” alloy wheels, air conditioning, cruise control, ‘one-touch’ electric front windows, front fog lights with cornering function and electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors.

Its 1.2-litre 70 PS petrol engine carries this Ibiza to a top speed of more than 100 mph, while combined fuel economy stands at a very creditable 52.3 mpg. And the stylish SEAT further keeps a lid on running costs thanks to an ultra-low 5E insurance group and, for company car drivers, 15% benefit-in-kind value.

Peter Wyhinny, Managing Director of SEAT UK, said: ‘It has been a fantastic year for SEAT so far and, year to date, we have recorded our highest ever share of the UK’s new car market.

‘The popularity of our previous ‘Pay No VAT’ offer and the incredible added value of our limited edition Copa models have both clearly helped that success. Now we are combining the appeal of these to produce what I believe is the very best new car offer around!’

For more details on the SEAT range, to find out more about the offers or to spec’ your new SEAT, simply log on to www.seat.co.uk or drop into any SEAT dealership.

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