SEAT is bringing a welcome dose of Spanish sunshine to a washout British summer, thanks to a sizzling array of special offers.

And while the downpours may be dampening the spirits of everyone from tennis fans, festival goers and, of course, holidaymakers, SEAT’s range of tempting offers should bring a warm glow to new car buyers.

The ‘Be Driven By Your Passion’ offers apply to selected models from SEAT’s range of distinctive, sporty cars, at participating UK Dealers through to 30th September. Highlights include:

Ibiza 1.2 and 1.4 TDI Reference Sport with 0% Finance
The spirited Ibiza supermini is available with 0% APR on Hire Purchase over three years, with 30% deposit. The offer applies to retail customers of the 1.2 and 1.4 TDI Reference Sport models only.

Other finance offers on the Ibiza comprise a 5.9% APR PCP on the 1.4 and 1.9 TDI Sport, a 5.9% APR HP over 3 years with zero deposit, and a 6.9% APR HP over four years, again with zero deposit.

Ibiza 1.4 Formula Sport
The stylish Formula Sport is offered at a high-value £8,995 RRP on the road, complete with an enticing list of extra specification over the Ibiza Sport. This consists of a 100 PS engine (with an extra 15 PS), MP3 compatible stereo with socket for connecting iPods etc, and a honeycomb style grille (as seen on the FR), in addition to 16″ alloy wheels, air conditioning, sports suspension, and electric windows and mirrors.

Leon Sport 1.6 and 1.9 TDI
These two value models are available at £12,995 and £13,995 respectively (RRP on the road). Oozing the striking, coupé-like styling for which the new Leon is renowned, the Sport editions also offer extra equipment worth £700 over the Reference models on which they are based. The generous array of specification includes 16″ alloy wheels, sports seats and suspension, rear parking sensors, front fog lights, a trip computer, and an eight-speaker stereo with steering-wheel mounted controls and Bluetooth hands-free phone connection.

In addition, all Leon models from the Reference to the fire-breathing Cupra, are currently being offered with 9.9% APR PCP with free servicing over three years or 30,000 miles.

Altea 1.6 and 1.9 TDI Reference Sport
Both of these stylish and spacious models enjoy a £2,000 saving off their usual list price during the offer period – that means very attractive prices of £10,995 and £11,995 (RRP on the road). The Altea is one of SEAT’s most popular models, providing much of the style of hatchbacks of its size, but with the extra versatility and capacity of a compact MPV.

All other Altea models benefit from a 9.9% APR PCP finance offer with free servicing for three years or 30,000 miles.

Altea XL
With an extra 18.7 cms of length compared with the Altea, the Altea XL is the perfect car for families. Spacious but also design-driven, this five-seater estate has the largest boot in its class.

During the ‘Be Driven By Your Passion’ offer period, all Altea XL models will be available with an eye-catching finance deal that puts this appealing car within the reach of even more families: 6.9% APR on HP over four years with zero deposit.

In addition, it is possible to opt for a fully-fitted TomTom satellite navigation system (including Bluetooth capability) on all Altea XL models for just £250 RRP.

Toledo Sport 2.0 TDI with DSG
This version of the Toledo – available in black only – really emphasises the hugely distinctive styling of SEAT’s challenger to the likes of the Renault Laguna and Peugeot 407. With eye-popping 18-inch polished BBS alloy wheels, lashings of chrome, a body kit, leather trim and DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox), this is surely one of the most head-turning cars in its class. And at £18,995 for its comprehensive list of equipment, it offers notable value for money too.

Alhambra Reference 2.0 TDI and Stylance 2.0 TDI
The Alhambra is the great value MPV for larger families. Indeed, its wide range of abilities has resulted in this seven-seater people carrier having some of the most loyal customers in its class. Right now, up to two free integrated child seats are available on all models, while £750 worth of Center Parcs vouchers come with each retail purchase – a boon for families looking for an action-packed holiday destination.

24-hour test drives for DSG
Until October, participating SEAT Dealers are offering 24-hour test drives in order for potential customers to really appreciate the benefits of the revolutionary DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox) for themselves. The two cars available for this campaign are the Leon FR T FSI and the Toledo Sport.