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SEAT soaks up the VAT increase

SEAT soaks up the VAT increase SEAT soaks up the VAT increase
SEAT won’t pass on the two per cent rise in VAT to Irish buyers

If you're buying a new SEAT in April, you might be relieved to know that the Spanish brand won't be passing on the increase in VAT to you. While the VAT rate has now returned to its old 23 per cent level, from the discounted 21 per cent we've been enjoying for the past while, SEAT won't be raising the prices of its cars in line with that, at least for April anyway.

New SEAT Leon E-Hybrid

That should help keep SEAT sales afloat, having had a solid start to the year so far. SEAT is, once again, in the top-ten selling brands, a position it first enjoyed only last year. It's also expanding into electrified vehicles, with the launch of the new €30,740 Leon E-Hybrid, which boasts an electric-only range of up to 64km and makes a combined 204hp from its 1.4 TSI petrol engine and its electric motor.

Digital and virtual experience

"With Ireland very much still in the thick of the COVID-19 lockdown, we know that it is logistically a more challenging time to buy a new car. We want to give customers every chance to get into their new car with the best possible overall value, price, finance, spec, and the digital and virtual experience, and that is why we decided not to pass on any price increase for the month of March and now we have extended this offer into April," said Niall Phillips, Brand Director of SEAT Ireland.

2.9 per cent PCP finance

As well as the VAT saving, there are also some low-rate PCP finance plans, with 0 per cent offers on the Ibiza, Arona and Ateca; plus 2.9 per cent offers for the Alhambra and Tarraco. If you fancy a Leon, conventional models get the 2.9 per cent offer, but the E-Hybrid comes with a 3.9 per cent finance package. On top of all that, you can also buy in to SEAT's inclusive service package for an extra €9.99 per month on your finance.

Published on April 1, 2021
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