SEAT is celebrating 30 years since it launched the first Ibiza model. The celebration also comes with a milestone that will make every Spaniard happy. The Martorell factory is celebrating the production of the five millionth Ibiza.
The Martorell plant is also the place where the first-ever Ibiza was unveiled to the world three decades ago. Since its launch in 1984, the SEAT Ibiza has become the best-selling and most-exported Spanish passenger car.
Seventy percent of those 5 million cars (about 3.5 million) have been sold outside Spain in more than 75 countries where the company has a presence. The most important markets are Italy, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Portugal and Mexico.
Esther García Castellanos, a member of the SEAT Ibiza production team for more than a decade, said: “SEAT has always been a part of my life. My father was an employee at the SEAT plant in the Zona Franca, and this is the company that has given me the opportunity to get ahead in my career. I have always worked on the Ibiza production line. For me, reaching the figure of 5 million cars produced is the result of the passion we put in every day, the motivation of the personnel and positive proof of a job well done.”