Stuttgart, 30/1/2014. -Double victory for SEAT: 115,285 readers of German magazine “auto motor und sport” entered their votes for the “Best Car 2014”, picking the SEAT Alhambra for the fourth time in a row as the best van in the import class and placing the Ibiza at number one in the “Small Car Import” rankings. At the gala event in Stuttgart, Jürgen Stackmann, President and CEO of SEAT S.A. and Manfred Kantner, General Manager of SEAT Deutschland, accepted the award from Ralph Alex, Editor-in-Chief of “auto motor und sport”. The new SEAT Leon also took a podium position, achieving an outstanding second place in “Compact Class Import”. It was the 38th “Best Cars” readers’ poll held by auto motor und sport. Voting was from a total of 384 models across ten categories, with readers selecting an overall winner and an import winner in each.
“The current generation puts the bestselling Ibiza closer to the customer than ever before. The stunning design and the three body variants, with three and five doors and an estate, fulfil practically every wish. Added to that is the extensive engine line-up ranging from 60 to 180 PS*,” said Jürgen Stackmann at the awards ceremony. Manfred Kantner accepted the award for the SEAT van: “Winning four times in succession is a truly impressive demonstration of the enormous popularity of the Alhambra. The large SEAT van boasts excellent quality and flexible functionality. And our amazing value-for-money surely also played an important role in the voting.”