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Seat reveals all-new Alhambra

Date: 20 April 2010

Seat has revealed its all-new Alhambra, set to go on UK sale in November this year.

A new engine line-up includes a TSI unit with 140hp and two TDIs with 140 and 170hp. Efficiency measures fitted as standard include a start-stop system and brake energy recovery technology.

The most fleet-friendly model looks set to be the 2.0 TDI 140hp which emits 143g/km and has average fuel consumption of 51mpg.

The new model is 4.85m in length - 22cms longer than its predecessor and 9cm wider. Seat said adults can sit "comfortably even in the third row" with large sliding doors (with optional electric operation) allowing easy entry.

Unlike its predecessor, if more storage room is needed, the second and third-row seats no longer have to be removed; instead, they can be sunk easily into the vehicle floor using the Easy-Fold system.

Optional equipment on the new Alhambra includes bi-xenon headlamps with adaptive control, full beam assistant, rear view camera and panoramic sliding roof.

Also new is the park/steer assistant, which autonomously manoeuvres the Alhambra into tight parking spaces.

Standard safety equipment includes seven airbags, including a driver-side knee airbag, and electric child locks on the rear doors. Also standard are ABS and ESP, including electronic braking assistant, trailer stabilisation and tyre pressure monitoring display.

More details of the UK range, including specification and pricing details, will be available closer to the car's launch.

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