Coinciding with its presentation to the motoring trade press specialists, the new SEAT Alhambra is making a statement-filled market appearance, with a line-up of efficient, high-performance engines and a level of equipment that includes several high-tech solutions. Now even more functional, with greater modularity and exceptional driving comfort, the SEAT Alhambra will surely become the newest benchmark in the large passenger van segment.
To begin with, the Spanish brand’s new model line-up features two common rail Diesel engines with DPF particulate filter – the 140 and 170 hp 2.0 TDI CR, and the 150 hp 1.4 TSI petrol engine, as the 200 hp 2.0 TSI will be launched by year-end. All of the Alhambra range versions are ECOMOTIVE or ECOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY, which include the Auto Start/Stop function and energy recovery system. The 140 and 170 hp 2.0 TDI CR engines are also available with the six-speed dual-clutch DSG gearbox.
The new Alhambra is available in two trim combinations – Reference and Style, featuring a complete line-up of standard equipment. In its basic version, SEAT’s new van comes equipped with seven airbags (2 front, 2 side, 2 headbags and one driver kneebag), ESP + EBA, front passenger airbag disconnection, Autolock function, driver-side electronic rear door blocking, low tyre pressure warning, rear seat Isofix anchoring points, 205/60 tyres on 16” steel wheels, body colour wing mirrors with integrated LED signal indicators, body colour bumpers and door handles, halogen headlights, heat-shielded side and rear windows, sliding rear side doors, roof rails (black) air conditioning, electric heated wing mirrors, front and rear power windows, open door warning display, electric hand brake, 12V socket on central console (2 with 5-seater, 1 with 7-seater), and one in the boot, SEAT Sound System 1.0 with four speakers, trip computer, height adjustable driver seat, back and forward sliding three rear seats with backrest adjustment and ‘Easy Fold’ function, cooled locking glove compartment, glove compartment light, open storage compartment on dashboard, ceiling storage compartment, adjustable folding luggage compartment cover, three-spoke steering wheel and four boot tethers.
The Style trim builds on Reference with a 3-zone climate control, cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, headlight beam sensor with dipping function + rain sensing wipers, cornering foglights, MDI (USB/Aux-in), SEAT Sound System 2.0 system with eight speakers,205/60 tyres on 16” alloy wheels, electric heated folding wing mirrors, three-spoke multifunctional steering wheel, leather gearknob, height and lumbar adjusting passenger seat, passenger seat that folds into a table, folding trays facing second row passengers, storage drawers beneath front seats and on dashboard (with lid), storage pouches on rear of front seat backrests, 2 sunshades on rear side doors, 230V socket, chrome interior inserts, glasses compartment, covered floor storage compartment in 2nd row and driver seat with electric height, lumbar and backrest adjustment.