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Manufacturer SEAT
Parent company Volkswagen Group
Production 1996-2003
Assembly Martorell, Spain
Pacheco, Argentina
Predecessor SEAT Terra
Class Light commercial vehicle
Body style(s) panel van
Layout Transverse front engine,
front-wheel drive
Platform Volkswagen Group A03
Engine(s) 1.4 L I4
1.6 L I4
1.9 L I4 D
1.9 L I4 SDI
1.9 L I4 TDI
Length 4,207 mm (165.6 in)
Width 1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height 1,846 mm (72.7 in)
Related SEAT Ibiza Mk2
SEAT Córdoba Mk1
Volkswagen Caddy Typ 9K
Volkswagen Polo Mk3
Volkswagen Polo Playa
Volkswagen Polo Classic
Seat Inca (1)

SEAT Inca (Typ 9K), side view

The SEAT Inca (Typ 9K) is a panel van, manufactured between 1996 and 2003. It was designed and assembled in Spain by SEAT, and based upon the SEAT Ibiza Mk2.

The SEAT Inca carried the feature of two rear wing doors which - because they were non-symmetrical - were supposed to facilitate loading and unloading. Capable of carrying a payload of 550 kg (1,213 lb) [1] and drawing a 1,000 kg (2,205 lb) [1] braked trailer the Inca proved to be a strong work-horse in many markets.


  • 'Comercial do Ano' award in 1997, in Portugal [2]


The Inca came with 1.4 60 brake horsepower (45 kW/61 PS)[1] and 1.6 75 bhp (56 kW/76 PS)[1] petrol engines, and was also available with the tried-and-tested 64 bhp (48 kW/65 PS)[1] 1.9 (1896cc) indirect injection diesel engine from the Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen Polo, or a 90 bhp (67 kW) Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) diesel[1] in certain countries. A 64 bhp (48 kW/65 PS) 1.9 Suction Diesel Injection (SDI) direct injection diesel with electronic control, and improved economy over the indirect injection engine was also available from 1999 onwards.

Petrol Engine Top Speed Acceleration 0–80 km/h, s Acceleration 0–100 km/h, s
1.4, 44 kW (60 PS/59 bhp) 142 km/h (88 mph)[1] 11.4[1] 18.8[1]
1.6, 55 kW (75 PS/74 bhp) 155 km/h (96 mph)[1] 9.6[1] 15.2[1]
Diesel Engine Top Speed Acceleration 0–80 km/h, s Acceleration 0–100 km/h, s
1.9 Indirect Injection D, 47 kW (64 PS/63 bhp) 144 km/h (89 mph)[1] 12.4[1] 20.6[1]
1.9 Direct Injection SDi, 47 kW (64 PS/63 bhp) 144 km/h (89 mph)[1] 12.1[1] 20.1[1]
1.9 Turbo-charged Direct Injection TDI, 66 kW (90 PS/89 bhp) 165 km/h (103 mph)[1] 9.0[1] 14.0[1]

Sales and production figuresEdit

Since its launch in 1996 up to 2003, more than 115,000 SEAT Inca cars have been sold and produced.

The total production per year of SEAT Inca cars, manufactured in SEAT and other Volkswagen group's plants, is shown in the following table (not comprising cars of other Volkswagen group's brands, produced in SEAT-owned facilities) :

SEAT Inca 17,22619,22116,32815,20711,8027,982
SEAT Inca Kombi 7,7088,5735,5345,3163,8792,150
Total annual production 24,93427,79421,86220,52315,68110,132


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VW Caddy (Typ 9K), front view

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SEAT Inca, rear view

The SEAT Inca was rebadged from SEAT's parent company Volkswagen and sold under the name Volkswagen Caddy (Typ 9K). Its badge-engineered VW stablemate was identical in every respect apart from some (easily interchangeable) branding logos, and front grille. In the early 2000s, the Volkswagen Group had decided to shift the marketing focus of the SEAT brand to target the younger driver with an emphasis on more sporty models. Despite this move, the VW Caddy and the Inca continued to be produced at the same manufacturing facilities until it was discontinued in June 2003. The Inca name was then dropped from the SEAT line-up, but the Caddy was replaced with a new variant based on the Volkswagen Golf Mk5 platform.


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