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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.

First revealed at the Geneva Motor Show, the 2009 Leon features even more personality and extensive technological improvements. For 2009 the Leon is being offered in 19 different versions with nine different engines, five petrol and four Diesel, four different gearboxes (five and six-speed manual, and six and seven-speed DSG), and three trim levels – Reference, Style and Sport, in addition to a new entry version and the sportiest FR model.

Seat Leon

The base version is powered by a 1,4 liters four-cylinders engine that delvers 85 hp; next is a 1,6 petrol engine with 102 hp; a 1,4 TSI four-cylinder turbo-charged engine with 125 hp. The FR version gets a 2.0 TSI engine with 211 hp.

Seat Leon

The diesel line-up include: a 2.0-litre, four cylinder engine that delivers 170 hp, a 140 hp 2.0 TDI, 90 hp 1.9 TDI with a 5-speed manual gearbox, the 105 hp 1.9 TDI with 5-speed manual or 6-speed DSG, and the 105 hp 1.9 TDI ECOMOTIVE, with a 5-speed manual gearbox.

Full details in the press release after the jump.


Seat unveiled at the Paris Auto Show the Exeo, a new middle class sedan. Seat calls the car a "limousine" but more in the sense of long-wheel base and less in the "Jeeves bring the car around" idea. The Europe only Exeo will go on sale in spring of 2009 at a price of €22,000.

Seat Exeo

Seat is part of the Volkswagen group, and like the rest of its offerings, the Exeo will be based on other designs in the Family. But for the first time the Exeo will spawn from a premium platform, the Audi A4 . The new Exeo will be launched with three gas engines (from 102 HP to 200 HP) and three common rail Diesel engines of latest generation (from 120 HP to 170 HP). Five of these six engines are turbo engines. All six Exeo engines fulfil the future Euro 5 emissions standard.

Press release after the jump.


When Volkswagen announced the BlueSport concept back in January, VW execs mentioned that production costs needed to be spread over multiple car brands. It was also mentioned that the €30,000 (about $38,000) VW would need to charge for its own car meant that variations should go to more up-market brands like Audi Audi or new step-brother Porsche. Discount brands like Seat and Skoda were originally left out of the roadster lottery due to slim profit margins.

Now that may have changed. Many different sources are mentioning rumors from the Volkswagen Group that would give Seat Seat and Skoda Skoda droptop cars. The extra production would also drop the base price for the low price brands to about €22,000. If true, this Seat may finally get a production version of the 2001 Tango concept for 2014.

Also, if Porsche can’t put enough of its own parts in the platform, it could likely bow out of the program. It would be hard for Porsche to demand a premium price for a vehicle that uses suspension bits from VW’s budget-minded Polo and Golf, with similar vehicles available from budget brands Seat and Skoda.

Source: AMS

Seat UK added a new special edition to its line-up: the new special edition Ibiza Black. It will be limited to only 150 units, each priced at £12,345.

Seat Ibiza Black

Based on the already elegant Ibiza 5dr 1.4 Sport, the new special edition adds unique front and rear bumpers, side skirts, striking tailgate roof spoiler and arch-filling 17” alloys. There are also dark tinted rear windows and, of course, that eye-catching paint job: Black Magic metallic.

The Ibiza Black is powered by a 1.4-litre 85 PS petrol engine mated to a smooth and precise five-speed manual gearbox. A top speed of 108 mph and 0-62 mph time of 12.2 seconds sits alongside combined CO2 emissions of just 149 g/km and impressive combined fuel economy of 45.6 mpg.

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.

Seat Ibiza revealed today a new special edition Ibiza SC. This special edition is called Color Edition and is being offered with Lumina Orange or Galia Blue colours.

The Color Edition versions are only available in the Sport finish and with the following engine choices – the 85 hp 1.4 and 105 hp 1.6 petrol engines and the 90 hp and 105 hp 1.9 TDI Diesel versions.

Seat Ibiza SC Color Edition

The Lumina Orange package includes 17 inch “Saga” alloy rims, dark glass, Mágico Black roof and park position door mirrors, Lumina Orange interior inserts, Carbón Black steering wheel spokes and orange stitching on the steering wheel and front seats.

The Galia Blue version features 17 inch “Saga” rims, dark glass, Candy White roof, park position door mirrors and grille surround, body blue interior inserts, Carbón Black steering wheel spokes and blue stitching on the steering wheel and front seats.

Press release after the jump.

Going electric is not just a GM or a Tesla thing. Spanish automaker Seat revealed today its own all electrically-driven vehicle prototype. We’re talking about the Leon Twin Drive Ecomotive vehicle equipped with a lithium-ion battery for urban circuits, connected ingeniously to an internal combustion engine for interurban trips, with optimum consumption level.

Seat Leon Twin Drive Ecomotive project

The traditional combustion engine has been replaced by an electric one that develops 46 hp and helps the car to hit a top speed of 62 mph. Th autonomy of this car is 31 miles.

Seat Leon Twin Drive Ecomotive project

The Twin Drive Ecomotive project is a first step towards a 100% electric car, and consists of the development of a hybrid vehicle combining the well-tested efficiency of SEAT’s Ecomotive cars with the advantages offered by electrical propulsion.

Press release after the jump.

Seat, the Spanish cousin in the Volkswagen family, is not always missed on these shores, but this is different. This week it revealed a sportier version of the Leon hatchback : the Linea R. Like most Seats, this reaches deep into VW’s parts bin, and in this case it came up with a few winners.

Seat Leon Linea R

The car comes with the option of two gas engines a 160 hp 1.8 TSI and 200 hp 2.0 TSI from the GTI. The 2.0 can be had with either a manual or DSG twin clutch automatic gearbox. If you still need an oil burner, a 170 hp 2.0 TDI diesel can also be had.

Seat Leon Linea R

Standard equipment include: ABS and TCS, ESP, low tyre pressure warning, double front airbag, side front airbags and headbags, foglights, dual zone climate control, cruise control, CD MP3 radio and aux-in, and 8 speakers.

Press release after the jump.


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