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Seat Altea

Seat Altea

The Seat Altea made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show and starting this week it went officially on sale. For 2009 the Altea will be offered in 5 different versions divided into two body styles, nine engine choices – five petrol and four Diesel, four gearboxes (5 and 6-speed manual, and 6 and 7-speed DSG), and three trim levels – Reference, Style and Sport.

Seat Altea

The powerful 211 hp 2.0 TSI engine steals the spotlight in the petrol engine range, while the great novelty among the Diesel choices is the arrival of common rail technology to the 170 hp 2.0 TDI engine. Furthermore, all the versions equipped with the DSG automatic sequential gearbox, now also available on the seven-speed 160 hp 1.8 TSI, feature shift paddles on the steering wheel.

Seat Altea

The entry level features: ABS and TCS, ESP with EBA, driver and passenger airbag, side airbags, head airbag, rear Isofix anchoring points, front power one-touch anti-trap windows, remote controlled central locking, tinted glass, 15 inch steel rims, 195/65 tyres, double headlights, anti-theft roof aerial. The Reference version adds: trip computer, CD radio + MP3 + 6 speakers + Aux in, low tyre pressure warning, air conditioning, body colour door mirrors and handles, front active headrests (on the Altea XL) and rear door folding shades (also on the Altea XL). The Sport trim is being offered with: dark glass, sport seats with specific upholstery, 17” ‘Aroa’ alloy rims, 225/45 tyres and sports suspension.

Full details in the press release after the jump.

Seat announced the debut of the facelift version of the Leon and Altea at the Geneva Motor Show. In the same way as the fourth generation Ibiza and the new Exeo, the Arrow Design concept defines the exterior looks of the 2009 León and Altea. They both clearly reflect the silhouettes of the previous models, but contain interesting new design details.

Seat Leon and Altea

The broad engine range on the new León, Altea and Altea XL models includes a total of 10 different choices – five petrol and five Diesel. They have all undergone a significant evolution in every aspect, with special mention to performance and a reduction in fuel consumption figures and emissions levels.

Seat Leon and Altea

The powerful 211 hp 2.0 TSI engine steals the spotlight in the petrol engine range, while the great novelty among the Diesel choices is the arrival of common rail technology to the 170 hp 2.0 TDI engine. Furthermore, all the versions equipped with the DSG automatic sequential gearbox, now also available on the seven-speed 160 hp 1.8 TSI, feature shift paddles on the steering wheel.

Press release after the jump.

The Altea is a car that understands your need to expand your boundaries. The SEAT Altea takes the concept of added space to a brand new dimension. With 3 cubic meters of personal space, you will have plenty of reasons to enjoy your drive.

Seat Altea

Design, space, technology and power blended together to create your own private universe, each time you get behind the wheel of the Altea. It’s about respecting your Personal Space.

There are four engines in the Altea range, two petrol and two Diesel. The petrol range includes the 150 hp 2.0 FSI and the 102 hp 1.6, while the diesel range features the 140 hp 2.0 TDI and the 105 hp 1.9 TDI versions.

Seat Altea

In creating the Altea, one factor stood out above design and sporty performance: confidence. Something evidenced by both the comprehensive safety it offers you and your family, and the 5-star rating it received from the prestigious Euro NCAP association. This lofty recognition guarantees construction quality as well as the maximum protection for vehicle occupants. The tests are incredibly stringent and a star is only awarded after the car has performed to the highest standards. The Altea meets the needs of your lifestyle.

Press release after the jump.

The SEAT Altea freetrack line has grown with the addition of the 140 hp 2.0 TDI engine, making SEAT’s allroader engine range more complete and versatile. The Altea freetrack delivers excellent performance with moderate fuel consumption, as well as extreme driving pleasure with effective response over any terrain.

SEAT Altea freetrack 2.0 TDI

The arrival of the 140 hp 2.0 TDI engine is SEAT’s response to the growing demand for combining economical efficient diesel engines with allroad vehicles, which makes the Altea freetrack such an attractive option.

The 140 hp 2.0 TDI engine delivers incredible performance, and all the SEAT models equipped with this engine can boast of their efficiency.

Mated as standard to a six-speed manual gearbox, the new engine allows the vehicle to reach a top speed of 193 km/h, accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.1 seconds and cover the 1,000-metre ’dash’ in 32.0 seconds. This elastic, direct injection turbo engine delivers a maximum torque of 320 Nm at 2500 rpm, giving in-gear acceleration from 80 to 120 km/h in fifth and sixth gear in 10.3 and 13.1 seconds.

At the upcoming Barcelona Motor Show from 7 to 17 June, SEAT will be presenting its first all-road vehicle – the Altea freetrack. After unveiling the prototype version in Geneva, which hinted at the new model’s silhouette, the definitive version can be seen in Barcelona and goes on sale this summer.

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The Altea XL has been the most recent model to join the SEAT range, and it is also the first model equipped with the totally new 160 hp 1.8 TFSI engine. This new and enhanced 1.8 litre engine uses turbo-charged petrol direct injection technology that has been tried and tested on other SEAT engines. The more compact engine block takes up less space in the engine bay, and the new counter-rotating shaft arrangement results in reduced vibrations for lower noise levels. The 1.8 TFSI also sets (...)

Whoever admires minivan look would do well deciding on a Seat Altea XL. JE DESIGN provides a clearly sportier version for its mid-size family car through its Spanish alterations. A car body kit completes the aesthetically pleasing form. In addition, JE DESIGN offers amongst other options a lowering, a sports exhaust and new rims.

This year, SEAT has once again succeeded in surprising visitors to its stand in Geneva with a concept car that showcases the look of a forthcoming road-going model: the Altea Freetrack Prototype. Far from being a mere styling exercise for the Technical Centre in Martorell, the SEAT concept car unveiled at the Swiss show gives a preview of the styling and technological innovations of the Altea Freetrack that will soon be making its debut both on our roads and off them.

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With the arrival of the SEAT Altea two years ago, the Spanish brand introduced a new generation of products, joined later by the Toledo and the León. Now, a new member has arrived to supplement the new SEAT range: the Altea XL. A model which shares its siblings’ innovative and evocative design, combined with the character and sporty design inherent in any SEAT car. In addition, it boasts enhanced interior functionality thanks to its generous dimensions.

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The SEAT dealership network in Spain already features a new “Black & White” version for the Altea range, a limited series with only 200 units on offer in Spain. Its name is a reflection of the combination of mágico black body paint and pale Moonrock leather upholstery, a unique colour scheme within the range that enhances the Altea’s roominess and lends a touch of elegance that has nothing to envy of higher segment vehicles.


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