Spanish manufacturer SEAT is renowned for its range of affordable and reliable vehicles. Today, its popular lineup includes the likes of the sporty and practical SEAT Ibiza, the large and spacious Ateca, and the eco-friendly Mii Electric.

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Three things to know about SEAT

  • SEAT started out as ‘SIAT’ in the 1940s, as an attempt by Spanish authorities and banks to get the country’s automotive sector off the ground. This ultimately failed, but the project was revived in 1950 with the support of Italian manufacturer Fiat*.
  • In 1986, SEAT became part of the Volkswagen Group and has remained so ever since. That’s why many SEAT models share some of their architecture with Audi and Volkswagen cars today^.
  •  The SEAT Ibiza is the marque’s most popular ever, with more than four million units sold to date**.
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Interesting fact

SEAT is an acronym for “Sociedad Española de Automóviles de Turismo”, which roughly translates as “Spanish Society for Passenger Cars”.^^

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Get SEAT insurance

At Ageas, we’ve been providing car insurance to UK drivers for decades.

We’re always here when you need us, allowing you to make a claim 24/7 with our UK-based claims service. If your car needs repairing, you’ll be pleased to know there’s a lifetime guarantee on the workmanship of all repairs undertaken at one of our approved garages, for as long as you own the car. What’s more, you can make your policy go the extra mile with a raft of optional extras to pick from, including things like replacement vehicle cover and legal expenses cover

Get a SEAT car insurance quote

See how Ageas can help with your SEAT insurance when you start your car insurance quote today.

Tax bands and insurance groups for SEAT

When providing you with a quote for car insurance, insurers will look at information about yourself and your vehicle in order to calculate a premium that’s suitable for your circumstances. One factor that insurance providers may look at is the insurance group of the car you’d like covered. These are bandings running from 1-50, whereby the number reflects the costs and risks associated with the particular model of car you drive. This helps insurers to estimate the scale of any potential claims, and may therefore impact your premium.

There’s also a banding system in use when it comes to paying tax on your new vehicle, but only in the first year it’s registered. How much you’ll pay for your Vehicle Excise Duty in the first year will be based upon your model’s observed CO2 emissions.  

Tax bands and insurance groups for top SEAT models include:

Model Insurance Group Tax Band
SEAT Mii Design MPi 1.0l Manual 59bhp 3 E
SEAT Ibiza SE Design TSi 1.0l Manual 94bhp 8 F
SEAT Arona SE TSi 1.0l Manual 113bhp 12 G
SEAT Mii Electric Automatic 82bhp 12 A
SEAT Leon FR TSI EVO 1.0l Manual 108bhp 15 G
SEAT Alhambra S TSi 1.4l DSG 148bhp 18 H
SEAT Ateca Xperience Lux TSi 1.5l DSG 148bhp 18 I
SEAT Toledo Style TSi 1.0l Manual 108bhp 18 F


We aim to offer our comprehensive car insurance to as many drivers as possible, but we can’t guarantee a policy for every driver and every car, and this may include some SEAT models.

We will determine if we can provide you wth a quote based on a number of factors that include your car and your personal circumstances.

*https://www.seat.co.uk/about-seat/history/1950.html

^https://www.seat.co.uk/about-seat/history/1980.html

**https://web.archive.org/web/20110719093456/http://media.seat.com/en/seat-news/2009/410-25-anos-de-exito.html

^^https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/news/97205196/questions-kiwis-might-want-to-ask-about-seat

†Subject to the vehicle being maintained in accordance with the manufacturer routine maintenance schedule. Defective parts will be replaced without charge as long as they are covered by the part manufacturer’s warranty. Failure or deterioration of components or bodywork damage will not be covered if deterioration is through normal usage.