- First details of the facelifted SEAT Alhambra
- Revamped engines are up to 15 percent more efficient
- On sale at the end of May
SEAT has revealed first details of the updated Alhambra which goes on sale at the end of May.
The big news is that the MPV is up to 15 percent more fuel efficient thanks to the line-up of petrol and diesel engines all being redeveloped.
From launch in the UK, like before, there will be one diesel and one petrol offered. As well as being more economical, the 2.0 TDI engine is also more powerful than before available now with either 148bhp or 182bhp (torque 380 Nm). A 1.4 TSI petrol engine will also be available delivering 148bhp.
All engines are compliant with Euro 6 emissions standards and can be combined with the VW group’s excellent DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Likely to be a popular choice with company car drivers, the 2.0 TDI 148bhp option has an official fuel consumption of 57.6 mpg and emits 130g/km of CO2, meaning a 24 percent BIK tax band for the current tax year.
Changes have not been restricted to under the bonnet either with a new generation of SEAT’s infotainment system also being launched, offering the latest connectivity systems and a higher resolution.
The multi-collision brake system is also standard in the New Alhambra which, in the event that the driver can no longer intervene following an accident, initiates automatic braking to avoid a secondary collision. Also new to the 2015 line-up are a blind spot monitoring system and a chassis control system which adapts the vehicle characteristics to the exact driving situation.
Changes to the design have been subtle with new rear lights with LED technology, a modified front grille and new wheel designs among the highlights.
The refreshed SEAT Alhambra will go on sale around the end of May with first deliveries expected in the summer.