Volkswagen acquires up to 99.99% of SEAT’s shares, and the name Sociedad Española de Automóviles de Turismo, S.A. is changed to SEAT, S.A.
The 8,000,000th vehicle is produced, and a new annual production record is set: over half a million units.
The SEAT Toledo, the first SEAT model developed within the Volkswagen Group, is presented at the Barcelona Motor Show.
On the occasion of the XXV Olympic Games, SEAT participates as Partner and Sponsor of the Olympic Volunteers' Program, providing a fleet of over 2,000 cars, mostly SEAT Toledos, to the organisers of the games for the transport of athletes and personnel.
His Majesty King Juan Carlos I opens the Martorell plant on February 22nd. Production of the second generation SEAT Ibiza begins, and the SEAT Cordoba is presented.
His Royal Highness the Prince of Asturias drives the 10,000,000th SEAT, a Toledo, off the Martorell assembly lines on September 26th.
The SEAT Ibiza Kit Car, making its competition debut, wins the FIA World Rally Championship in the 2-litre category.
The SEAT Alhambra MPV is unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.
The Ibiza CUPRA is launched.
The SEAT Ibiza Kit Car wins the FIA World Rally Championship in the 2-litre category for the second year running.
The SEAT Arosa and the SEAT Cordoba Vario station wagon are presented.
The new SEAT Toledo is presented at the Paris Motor Show.
SEAT presents the SEAT Cordoba WRC, which debuts in the top-class of the World Rally Championship.
SEAT unveils its new corporate identity: blue and white are replaced with red and silver.
The new SEAT Leon arrives. It is the first SEAT with a 180 hp engine, a six-speed gearbox and four-wheel drive.