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New SEAT Alhambra Officially Revealed

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The new SEAT Alhambra Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) was officially revealed by the Spanish brand.

The all-new Seal Alhambra is 22 cm longer and 9 cm wider than its predecessor. To put it into figures – with a length of 4.85metres, there is plenty of room for adults to sit comfortably in the third row, while the large sliding doors (with optional electric operation) enable easy entry.

Luggage space is more than generous – with seating for five, the base volume is 885 liters, which grows to a maximum of 2,297 liters if only the front two seats are in use.

Central to development was the intelligent and extremely versatile seating concept - the new
Alhambra comes with seating for five, six or seven. If more storage room is called for, the second and third-row seats must no longer be removed; instead, they can be sunk easily into the vehicle floor using the “Easy-Fold” system. The middle row seats can also be arranged longitudinally, with integrated child seats available as an option. The seating position of both the driver and front seat passenger combines the best visibility with an exceptionally sporty feel and perfect ergonomics.
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Design, the new Alhambra clearly displays its SEAT DNA. The sleek side profile shows great technical precision, with the sliding doors perfectly integrated. The muscular spoiler on the rear edge of the roof, the low-reaching rear hatch and the expansive light clusters dominate the rear end.

The engines
Beneath its attractive skin, the
Alhambra is new in every detail and equipped with state-of-the-art technology. This starts with the engine line-up, where all TSI and TDI power units are equipped with direct fuel injection and turbocharging.
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The TSI units deliver 110 kW/150 hp and 147 kW/200 hp, while the two TDI engines offer 103 kW/140 hp and 125 kW/170 hp. Further efficiency technologies fitted as standard include the stop/start system and brake energy regeneration – the recovery of kinetic energy.

These guarantee refined pulling power alongside exceptional efficiency. With an average fuel consumption of only 5.5 liters/100km (42.76 mpg
U.S.) and CO2 emissions of just 143 g/km, the SEAT Alhambra 2.0 TDI with 103 kW/140 hp sets a clear benchmark in this vehicle class. The Alhambra TDI is also equipped with an SCR catalytic converter (Selective Catalytic Reduction), making even the diesel model one of the world’s cleanest MPVs.
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Just like the TSI and TDI engines, the optional DSG dual-clutch transmission delivers the perfect combination of sporting character, comfort and efficiency.

The range of innovative technologies offered as optional equipment on the new
Alhambra is considerably broader. It includes bi-xenon headlamps with adaptive control and full beam assistant. A sensor detects oncoming vehicles and automatically dips the beam. Also new, is the park/steer assistant, which autonomously maneuvers the Alhambra into tight parking spaces - even perpendicular to the direction of travel. The rear view camera delivers an image of the world behind the vehicle. The panorama sliding roof has an opening that is 300 percent larger than a conventional sunroof, while three-zone Climatronic ensures optimum temperature in all seating areas. Electric motors simplify the operation of the sliding doors and rear hatch.
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Production standard safety equipment is already well above the industry average. It encompasses seven airbags, including a driver-side knee airbag, and electric child locks on the rear doors. Also standard are ABS and ESP, including electronic braking assistant, trailer stabilisation and tyre pressure monitoring display. The Alhambra is offered in Reference and Style versions, where even the base equipment levels are extensive. The SEAT Alhambra will be produced in Palmela, Portugal, with market launch scheduled late this summer.
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Home for SEAT is the town of Martorell near Barcelona. This is where the cars are designed, developed and, to a large degree, produced. The current line-up includes the Ibiza, Leon, Altea, Exeo and Alhambra. SEAT is part of the Volkswagen Group.

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