While car sales have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and various lockdowns across the world, used car sales have boomed! Particularly over the summer in the UK, demand has increased as people are cautious about spending and are looking to avoid public transport and travel by car instead.
And during the so-called ‘golden age for used cars’, we were delighted to see two SEAT models win awards at the What Car? Used Car Awards 2021.
The SEAT Arona was announced as the ‘Used Small SUV of the Year’, and the Ateca was crowned ‘Used Family SUV of the Year’, as well as scooping the Overall Winner award!
What Car? commented on the Ateca’s victory:
“Overall victory went to the SEAT Ateca. Here is an immensely likeable family SUV that can now be bought for less than half what you’d spend to buy one new. None of the other category winners could match the Ateca’s combination of practicality, driving fun and excellent value for money.
“One of our favourite new family SUVs is even more recommendable as a used buy, and we have no hesitation in awarding it the top gong this year.”
Whatever year Ateca you opt for, this striking SUV boasts a unique road presence and is available in a range of trims. What Car?’s pick is the 2017 Ateca SE, with the smooth, efficient 1.4 TSI 150 petrol engine.
Meanwhile, What Car? judges praised the ‘Used Small SUV of the Year’ Arona for standing out from the crowd, with a finely judged ride and handling balance that makes it fun to drive without sacrificing comfort.
If you want to get behind the wheel of a high-quality used SEAT Ateca or Arona, contact your local Johnsons SEAT. With locations in Wirral, Wigan, Preston and Liverpool, we bring you the most competitively priced Approved Used vehicles, along with a range of tailored finance plans to guarantee that our models will fit within a range of budgets.