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Seat Altea Ecomotive 1.6 TDI 105hp: Test Drive Review

Date: 31 August 2010   |   Author:

Category: Mini-MPV
P11D price: £17,970
Key rival: Ford C-max

Now even Mini-MPVs are getting down to under 121g/km. The Seat Altea and its bigger-booted Altea XL sibling are both available in 119g/km Ecomotive form. Ford's C-max also creeps into the 13% benefit-in-kind boundary, but there's not much else that can offer the space versatility of the Altea at that tax point.

The official combined economy figure from the 105hp 1.6 diesel is 62.8mpg, achieved employing an array of CO2-reducing measures such as stop-start and braking energy recovery.

Refinement, performance and ride quality are all good without being exceptional, while a cost per mile figure of 42.6p is a decent result for the sector and a reflection on the fuel economy as much as anything. KwikCarCost predicts a 30.8% retained residual value after three years and 60,000 miles.


Seat Altea Ecomotive
P11D price£17,970
Model price range£14,260-£19,570
Fuel consumption62.8mpg
CO2 (tax) 119g/km (13%)
BIK 20/40% per month£39/£78
Service interval10,000mls
Insurance (1-50)group 13
Boot space409 litres
Engine size/power1598cc/105hp
Top speed/0-62mph114mph/12.2secs
On sale Summer 2010
VerdictLooks good - the Altea
Ecomotive is great value


Looks good - the Altea Ecomotive is great value