SEAT Invests €800-Million in New Leon Research and Production Facility

As we have previously reported, the all-new SEAT Leon has entered production, at the Spanish firm’s Martorell plant, which has been brought up to date, in order for production to commence. They are also reporting investments of €800-million in the development of the car, as well as the preparation of the production facility.
SEAT Leon 1 photo
They are now guaranteeing some 1,600 jobs with SEAT, as well as an additional 6,000 in the supply chain, which is crucial for the smooth running of the plant, where the VW Group currently builds the Ibiza, Altea, Exeo, as well as the Audi Q3 small SUV.

Dr. Andreas Tostmann, SEAT Executive Vice President for Production, said:  “With the new Leon we have increased productivity by 10% and become more flexible, thus guaranteeing optimisation of production costs [ . . . ] The 800 million euros investment in the new Leon consolidates our leadership position as Spain’s number one industrial investor in R&D. The Leon, together with the Ibiza, represents the very essence of SEAT. It is a vehicle that projects strength, exuding precision and quality.
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