SEAT Altea Review (2005)

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SEAT Altea Review

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The SEAT Altea went on sale in the UK on the 10th July 2004 and was the first SEAT model to be wholly developed within the Audi Brand Group.

The SEAT Altea went on sale in the UK on the 10th July 2004 and was the first SEAT model to be wholly developed within the Audi Brand Group.

The Altea Prototipo made its debut at 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show as a prototype and was named 'Best Concept Car 2003' by the Designers (Europe) organisation [ click here for more information ].

The Altea was created by Walter de'Silva who was responsible for such automotive works of art as the Alfa Romeo 147 and 156. Walter de'Silva describes the SEAT Altea as "a vehicle that combines the traits that characterise the image of all future SEAT products. It's not about evolution, but a revolution."

The 5-door Altea is available in four trim levels: Essence, Reference, Stylance and Sport and prices start at £12,450 for the 1.6 Essence model and rise through the eleven-model range to £17,900 for the 2.0 TDI DSG Sport. The engine line up includes 1.6 and 2.0-litre petrol engines and 1.9 and 2.0-litre diesel engines.

The Altea is the first in a new generation of cars from SEAT which they define as a MSV's (Multi Sports Vehicles). The Altea is based on the Volkswagen Golf platform and has been designed first and foremost as a family car built to satisfy the growing demand for added room and flexibility. Whilst the Altea fulfills some of the criteria of an MPV it also promises to combine them with driving pleasure and stunning exterior styling.

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SEAT Altea Road Test Data
Model ReviewedSEAT Altea 1.9 TDI PD Stylance
  
Body Type5-Door Hatchback
ColourLluvia Blue Metallic
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph12.3 Seconds
Top Speed 114 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban40.4 mpg
Extra Urban61.4 mpg
Combined51.4 mpg
  
Insurance Group5
Euro NCAP Rating5
Warranty3-year/60,000 mile warranty
12-year anti-perforation rust warranty
3-year paintwork warranty against manufacturing defects
5-year SEAT Assistance roadside assistance package valid in 33 countries throughout Europe and bordering countries
Price (when tested on the 15/02/05)£ 15,150

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