Volkswagen Group’s Seat/Cupra duo reviews 136,200 world automotive gross sales throughout the second quarter of 2023 (up 21 p.c year-over-year). After the primary six months of the 12 months, the tally stands at 261,400 (up 28 p.c year-over-year).
Within the case of all-electric automotive gross sales, the Spanish firm famous 9,700 items offered in Q2, which is about 60 p.c greater than a 12 months in the past. BEV share out of the full quantity improved to 7.1 p.c (in comparison with 5.4 p.c a 12 months in the past).
Whereas the year-over-year development is optimistic and noticeably greater than the overall gross sales development, we aren’t so certain in regards to the close to future, as a result of there may be not that a lot progress in comparison with the earlier three quarters. It is going to be very attention-grabbing to see whether or not Seat/Cupra will have the ability to beat its 2022 leads to Q3 and This autumn.
At present, Cupra has just one all-electric mannequin in the marketplace – the Cupra Born, which is a cousin of the Volkswagen ID.3. In the meantime, Seat doesn’t have even one BEV in its supply because it dropped the Seat Mii Electrical (Volkswagen e-up! counterpart) a couple of years in the past.
Seat/Cupra BEV gross sales in Q2 2023:
- Cupra Born: 9,700
[Volkswagen ID.3 amounted to 26,200]
- Whole: 9,700 (up 60% year-over-year) and seven.1% share
In the course of the first half of the 12 months, the corporate offered virtually 19,000 all-electric automobiles, which is 129 p.c greater than a 12 months in the past (largely due to Q1 2023/Q1 2022 development).
Seat/Cupra BEV gross sales in Q1-Q2 2023:
- Cupra Born: 18,900
[Volkswagen ID.3 amounted to 49,800
- Whole: 18,900 (up 129% year-over-year) and seven.2% share
For reference, in 2022, Seat/Cupra electrical automotive gross sales amounted to 31,400 items (up 140 p.c year-over-year), which was 8.1 p.c of the full quantity.
Sadly, the group doesn’t report plug-in hybrid automotive gross sales, however we guess that it could be no less than a noticeable quantity.
Mixed gross sales of the Volkswagen ID.3 and Cupra Born amounted to 68,700, so there’s a probability that the total 12 months will finish with 140,000-150,000 items offered globally.
Sooner or later, Cupra will launch its second all-electric mannequin, the Tavascan crossover/SUV, which is an MEB-based cousin of the Volkswagen ID.5, Skoda Enyaq iV Coupe, and Audi This autumn e-tron Sportback. It is going to be produced in China, by Volkswagen Anhui three way partnership (previously referred to as JAC Volkswagen) and exported to Europe in 2024. The plan is to succeed in 70,000 items a 12 months sooner or later sooner or later.