SEAT has a very special offer for its new year customers – the chance to move up a class. From 1 January customers who purchase certain models from the Arosa, Ibiza, Cordoba, Leon, Toledo and Alhambra ranges will have their orders automatically upgraded to a higher specification. Moving up a class costs the customer nothing, but gives higher equipment levels and savings of up to £2000 on the recommended retail price of the upgrade model.
Customers buying SEAT’s baby, the Arosa 1.0 city car, will be invited to move up to an Arosa S. With the same engine and power, the Arosa S gains £500 worth of extra equipment including smart alloy wheels, electric front windows, remote central locking and a front passenger airbag to match the driver’s.
The Ibiza, SEAT’s most popular model and What Car? magazine’s Best Supermini and Car of the Year 2003, has been much praised for its style, performance and value. In the new year it becomes even more attractive as you can move up from an Ibiza 1.2 S to an Ibiza 1.2 SX, save £500 and gain climate control, alloy wheels, front fog lights and special SX trim in addition to the already impressive standard spec list for the 1.2 S.
If you are looking for diesel power, the options don’t come much better than with Cordoba and Toledo family saloons. Moving up from the Cordoba 1.9 TDi S with 100 PS to the top of the range Cordoba 1.9 TDi SE with 130 PS gives the customer extra performance to match the extra equipment which includes a sporty 6-speed gearbox, 15" alloys, trip computer, alarm, climate control and front fog lights, and a saving of £2000. It’s a similar story with Toledo. The 1.9 TDi SE with 110 PS becomes the faster Toledo TDi SE 130 PS, with sports suspension and 6-speed gearbox and a saving of £500.
Moving up in SEAT’s 5-door sports hatch means swapping a Leon 1.6 S for a Leon 1.6 SX. This means saving £1000 on the cost of the SX and gaining a long list of extra equipment over the S. Climate control, traction control, electric windows, special alloys, alarm, sports seats and SX interior trim are just some of the gains.
Last, but certainly not least, the seven-seat Alhambra 1.9 TDi becomes the six-seat plus electric cool/warm box 1.9 TDi SX and a saving of over £1000. SX specification also includes two integrated child seats, an extra 15 PS, cruise control and trays on the front seat backs. For times when the extra passenger space is needed, a seventh seat is included which can replace the cool/warm box.
SEAT’s "move up a class" offer runs from 1 January to 31 March 2004. Prices include VAT, delivery, plates, first registration fee, 12 months’ road fund licence, 3 years’ warranty and 5 years’ SEAT Assistance including breakdown cover in Europe.Published 27 December 2003