Seat brings on 2 October the new Alhambra at the dealerships. The 2011 Seat Alhambra minivan will cost 27 500 euros – 1500 € cheaper than the technically identical sister model, the VW Sharan.
For 2011 Seat Alhambra will come as standard with seven seat airbags, ESP + EBA, and air-conditioned.
The new generation of the 2011 Seat Alhambra is clearly more ambitious than its predecessor, relying on strong arguments for modularity, comfort, technical capabilities and equipment. A special highlight of a first look is the replacement of the rear side doors.
The new minivan can be ordered with five or seven seats with a second row suitable for three occupants and a third suitable for two – with the possibility to retract and submerge completely in the car floor.
As for the engines Seat will install on the new Alhambra one gasoline and two diesel engines for the beginning.
Gasoline: a 110 kW/150 hp 1.4-liter engine
Diesel: two diesel engines with 2.0 liter displacement and 103 kW/140 hp or 125 kW/170 hp.
The gasoline engine will be connected via a six-speed gearbox, while the diesel version will come with dual-clutch automatic.
At the end of 2011 Seat will prepare a four-wheel drive version of Alhambra.
All 2011 Seats Alhambra will feature the start- stop system and brake energy recovery.
- New range of TDI and TSI engines – more efficient and better performance
- New body structure with sliding doors
- Greater functionality and seating modularity for 5 or 7 passengers
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.
New SEAT Alhambra emissions list
1.4 TSI 150 hp REFERENCE
1.4 TSI 150 hp STYLE
2.0 TDI CR 140 hp REFERENCE
2.0 TDI CR 140 hp STYLE
2.0 TDI CR 140 hp DSG STYLE
2.0 TDI CR 170 hp REFERENCE
2.0 TDI CR 170 hp STYLE
2.0 TDI CR 170 hp DSG STYLE