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SEAT, a Spanish automaker, is a subsidiary of Volkswagen. Founded by Fiat in 1950, they are one of the top car manufacturers in Spain. SEAT itself is an acronym standing for Sociedad Espaola de Automoviles de Turismo. Initially an automaker which specialised in re-badged Fiat models (The first two SEAT models, the Panda and the 600 were near clones of the Fiat Panda and the Fiat 600, respectively), the automaker did produce their own car, independent of Fiat, in 1982 known as the SEAT Ronda. However, because Fiat felt the Ronda was basically a Fiat Ritmo, SEAT ended up getting taken to court.
The Volkswagen group came into the picture in 1981, and became the owner of SEAT in 1990, after 9 years of partnership from a cooperation level. As a result, SEAT designs its own cars in accordance with the Volkswagen group, with some of its cars even being sold in foreign markets as Volkswagens. Along with Audi and Lamborghini, SEAT is one of many subsidiaries of the modern-day Volkswagen group (parent company VAG).
SEAT has developed their own sales and distribution facilities in over 50 countries. They currently have 14,500 employees and 1,250 people work in the research and development center in Martorell focusing on new car and van products.
SEAT develops and designs its own models of cars and vans following the policies of the Volkswagen Group. Some cars have been sold as Volkswagens such as the Seat Ibiza hatchback, known in South Africa as the VW Polo Playa, the SEAT Inca van as the VW Caddy or the SEAT Cordoba also known as the VW Polo Classic. For the purposes of model strategy, SEAT belongs to the Audi group, together with Lamborghini, all are subsidiaries of the Volkswagen Group of companies.