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New SEAT Alhambra revealed

SEAT has unveiled the first pictures and details of its next-generation people carrier.

SEAT has revealed the all-new 2010 Alhambra, which shares its platform with the latest Volkswagen Sharan. The new people carrier is more spacious as it's now 22cm longer and 9cm wider than the previous model. The Alhambra gets sliding rear doors for easier access and a new range of TDI and TSI engines.

The boot is significantly bigger with up to 2,297 litres of space depending on the seat configuration, while fuel consumption has also been improved.

A choice of two TSI and two TDI engines are on offer, available with a seven-speed, dual-clutch DSG transmission. The entry-level version is equipped with a 148bhp 1.4-litre TSI engine, while the top-of-the-range variant is powered by a 2.0-litre 197bhp TSI unit.

The most economical version of the Alhambra is the 2.0-litre TDI with 138bhp, which has average consumption of 5.54 l/100km.

According to James Muir, President of SEAT, S.A, the car offers consumers "exceptionally good value for money".

"Innovation and intelligence are the key words for our new Alhambra. It represents a major step forward in terms of usability as well as dynamics and safety. Its impressive concept combines the highest levels of functionality and state-of-the-art technology with excellent quality and workmanship."

Published on April 19, 2010
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