A brand that's been around since 1950, Seat didn't arrive in the UK until 1985, selling models such as the Seat Ibiza. Although Seat was set up by the Spanish government which collaborated with Fiat, by 1982 the Volkswagen Group had started to buy into the company and from 1990 it became a subsidiary of the German giant.

Another long-standing model is the Seat Leon, offered in all sorts of forms from mild to wild, including an ultra-sporty Cupra guise. The most recent arrival is the Seat Exeo, based on a defunct Audi A4 and offered in saloon or estate (ST) forms.