29 June 2004

Seat’s Arosa is on the way out. Production ends in the next fortnight, although UK stocks will last until the end of the year.

VW’s decision to take the Brazilian-sourced Fox instead of developing a European replacement for the Lupo means that Seat won’t be able to produce its own version next time. More than 2500 Arosas found homes in the UK alone last year, accounting for around seven per cent of the Spanish firm’s sales.

Meanwhile, the Alhambra MPV will soldier on until at least 2007 before being replaced. The sister car to the VW Sharan and Ford Galaxy was introduced in 1996 and revised in 2000. Seat is waiting for VW to give the green light to a replacement Sharan.

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