Is A Volkswagen Takeover The Best Thing That Can Happen To A Carmaker?

I'm just asking because after driving through 6 countries putting another 2,200 miles on a 12 year old Seat Toledo that already had 75,000 miles on the clock, I'm almost convinced it is. » 9/10/14 5:22pm 9/10/14 5:22pm

I'm On A 2,000 Mile Road Trip Around The Balkans With A Seat Toledo

The car is 12 years old, and we will cross Croatia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia and Serbia with it in roughly nine days. » 8/29/14 7:22am 8/29/14 7:22am

The Seat Leon Cupra Sub8 Is A Celebration Of Nürburgring Excellence

You're Spanish Volkswagen subsidiary Seat. You put out a front-wheel drive car that manages an awesome 7:58.4 lap time on the 'Ring. What do you do about it? Gloat? Well, you definitely do that, but you also put out a special performance pack to celebrate this act of driving really fast. » 8/19/14 12:25pm 8/19/14 12:25pm

Maybe Spain Builds A Better GTI Than Volkswagen

When you're Volkswagen's Spanish subsidiary Seat, and you rely on Volkswagen platforms and engines, how do you distinguish yourselves? Simple: you take their cars and make them better. That's what I think they did with the new Seat Leon Cupra hot hatchback. » 7/18/14 2:25pm 7/18/14 2:25pm

A Little Tribute To The "Black Mouth"

The Seat 1200 Sport was nicknamed Bocanegra, which translates to "black mouth." It was called that because of the distinctive black plastic surround for the whole face of the car. Black plastic is often derided in auto design circles, but I think it really made this car. » 6/20/14 11:00pm 6/20/14 11:00pm

Watch This Seat Leon Race Car Get Dropped Like A Hot Turd

Oh man. Some poor bastard's probably been fired over this by now. Especially since it looks like a simple length of chain could have prevented all this from happening. That's a Seat Leon Cupra race car, and it's been dropped about two or so stories. Oops. » 6/10/14 10:00pm 6/10/14 10:00pm

Why Can't America Get Europe's Fastest Hot Hatches?

The Fiesta ST is fun but small. The Subaru WRX is old school but not a hatchback anymore. The Golf GTI? Not fast enough. The Golf R? Could be more fun. America is clearly missing out. » 6/02/14 8:41am 6/02/14 8:41am

Seat Ibiza Cupster Concept: Less Roof For More Fun

Roofs! They're completely overrated, in my humble opinion. I know, structural rigidity and keeping your head from getting struck by lightning, blah blah blah. Who cares. Seat doesn't, and that's why this concept for the Volkswagen Group's Wörthersee festival is totally on point. » 5/21/14 2:07pm 5/21/14 2:07pm

The Spanish Idea Of A Smaller VW Golf Turns 30 This Week

While for those who want a downsized Golf, VW offers the Fox in South America and the slightly bigger Polo in Europe, the old continent also had a more exotic choice for the last three decades. It's time to celebrate, Ibiza style! » 4/24/14 10:20am 4/24/14 10:20am

The SEAT Leon Cupra 280 Is Your New Nurburgring Lap Record Holder

....For front-wheel-drive vehicles. Which is still nothing to sneeze at! And with this new record, the Seat Leon Cupra 280 has become the first FWD car to break the eight minute mark, which separates the merely sporty-ish cars from the truly fast. Joy. » 3/04/14 10:00am 3/04/14 10:00am

The New Seat Leon Cup Racer Looks Crazy Good

A front-wheel drive hatchback has no right to look as good as this new Seat Leon Cup Racer, which debuted at Europe's giant Wörthersee VW meet over the weekend. » 5/06/13 9:54am 5/06/13 9:54am

The Seat Leon Is The Better Looking 2014 Volkswagen Golf

I know, America, you thought a seat was a thing in a movie theater, or something a church lady might call her ass. But those ever-scheming Euros have a car named SEAT, and it looks pretty good. » 9/28/12 4:30pm 9/28/12 4:30pm

Clash of the Camera-Designing Car Designers

Walter de'Silva, head of Volkswagen design, has reinterpreted a Leica camera to the tune of $26,500. He's not the first car designer to venture into camera design. In the red corner is Giorgetto Giugiaro of Nikon and supercar fame. » 11/29/10 2:15pm 11/29/10 2:15pm

Watch Four Drivers Put Two Wheels In The Air

An old pro-car, anti-motorcycle maxim says "Four wheels good, two wheels bad." However, if you've still got two extra wheels that aren't on the ground, it's more like "Four wheels good, two wheels awesome." Here's four awesome two-wheels-in-the-air videos. » 10/05/10 2:00pm 10/05/10 2:00pm

How Did This Crash Not Kill Anyone?

There are crashes and then there's stuff like this. At the Brands Hatch round of the Seat Leon Eurocup, Francisco Carvalho lost control of his car after contact and flipped end-over-end into safety workers. Amazingly, nobody was seriously injured. » 7/20/10 2:30pm 7/20/10 2:30pm

SEAT + Lamborghini + VW = Audi RS7 Concept

Incorporating design elements from every vehicle in the VW Group, the Audi RS7 is Austrian designer Adriano Mudri's vision for future Audi products. Probably most successful are the minimal LED lights, eliminating the visual fuss of Audi's current corrective lenses. » 3/11/10 12:30pm 3/11/10 12:30pm

This Is A Good Seatbelt Ad

Seatbelt ads are usually preachy and don't connect with consumers on an emotional level. This British ad avoids the first and succeeds in the second. We swear, it's just a bit of wayward sparkle dust in our eye. » 2/16/10 5:30pm 2/16/10 5:30pm

Biker Cupid Patrols Seat Ibiza Ads

The VW Group unleashed this print ad for its refreshed Seat Ibiza line featuring a decidedly biker dude cupid firing arrows of car love. You'll also see this guy in "viral" video advertising, on Facebook, and at bus stops. Weird. » 12/21/09 10:15am 12/21/09 10:15am