– The MPV facelift features up to 15% more efficient engines and a new infotainment system. Comes to dealers in Europe in July.
After Volkswagen presented the refurbished Sharan at the Geneva Motor Show in March, Seat revealed the facelift of its brother Alhambra, both made at Autoeuropa in Palmela, Portugal. The Spaniard’s seven-seater MPV will be available for order from early May and arrives in European dealerships in July.Exterior changes include new LED headlamps, a redesigned front grille and new wheels. Inside, new coating colors, a redesigned steering wheel (the same as the Leon) and reconfigured instrumentation. There is also a keyless closing and unlocking system.Among the engines, which are up to 15% more fuel efficient, several Euro 6 options are offered: petrol 2.0 TSI with 150 and 220 hp (350 Nm of torque) with the top of the line offering 20 hp more, and diesel 2.0 TDI with power levels of 115, 150 and 184 hp (torque of 380 Nm). Consumption starts at 20.4 km / l and CO2 emissions at 130 g / km. The diesel engine with 150 hp will have 4Drive permanent all-wheel drive option. With the exception of the less powerful diesel, the DSG dual clutch transmission option (which is standard on the petrol top version) is offered with the coasting function (which saves fuel).The new Alhambra incorporates the new generation of the Seat Easy Connect infotainment system, which features a high-resolution touch screen and a faster processor. It also has new comfort and assistance systems, including the pre-collision automatic braking system as standard, and among optional extras, the blind spot indicator, DCC suspension adaptive control and massage function seats and mustang car covers for outside safety. It is available with Reference, Style and Style Advance equipment levels.
2016 – SEAT ALHAMBRA 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
The new SEAT Alhambra celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, receiving a special version identifying this important date for the Spanish brand.The first edition of the Alhambra was presented 20 years ago, having evolved very successfully to become a model of great success among families and customers who give priority to free time, but also the needs of companies and fleets.Today, the strengths of the Alhambra are versatility, onboard technology, service systems and a powerful and efficient line of engines. SEAT Alhambra’s 20th Anniversary Special Edition combines unique design features with a wide range of technology.The version is distinguished by its bright black 17-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlamps, taillights and tinted side windows, and a wide, sliding glass roof. The interior is highlighted by dark Alcantara coatings with yellow silk strands. The Alhambra 20th Anniversary seats are sporty in shape and include a massage function.The technology package includes a keyless access system, including for access to the trunk, which can be opened or closed without using the hands, only with the movement of the foot. The side doors also slide electrically. Already in terms of safety, the Alhambra includes the Lane Assist system, which tells you when the vehicle is out of range, the blind spot sensor, traffic light recognition system and automatic lights. And in addition to all this equipment, it also adds the SEAT navigation system with optional Full Link connection for smartphones with perfect connectivity.
2016 – SEAT IBIZA
– The facelift of the Spanish model was presented at the Salon de Barcelona. It has new motorization, more options of personalization and mainly innovations in its interior. Comes to the European market in July.
The facelift applied to the generation originally launched in 2008 was presented to the public in the Hall of Barcelona (Spain), in the hatchback format five doors and three doors SC, as well as in the body ST.The Ibiza maintains the exterior aesthetics, changing only the headlights, which include new LED daytime running lights, as well as new 16 and 17 inch wheels. The changes consist mainly of new interior customization options and new engines.The model made in Martorell is available in new colors and combinations, with hundreds of configuration possibilities not only restricted to FR. The Ibiza 2016 line includes new VW group reactivity and connectivity systems that react to gestures with a new touch screen integrated in the instrument panel that can be up to 6.5 inches, including USB connection, Bluetooth, audio streaming , navigation and MirrorLink option, which allows you to carry the contents of your smartphone to the screen (IOS and Android systems).In a global partnership with Samsung, recently announced, the Spanish brand also presented the Seat Drive application, which allows the driver to safely use the mobile phone. The interior has a renewed instrument panel and customization possibilities. In order to improve driving, Seat introduced a new suspension and a new steering system.Also noteworthy for the new engines, more powerful and efficient meeting the Euro 6 standard, which allow to reduce consumption and CO2 emissions. It has the new three-cylinder VW engines. The level of access will be a 1.0 TSI gasoline naturally aspirated with 75 hp, which will have versions of 95 and 110 hp Eco TSI turbo. There is also the 1.4 Eco TSI with 150 hp and 250 Nm cylinder deactivation system. The 1.0 Eco TSI Ecomotive with 95 hp announces a consumption of 24.4 km / l and CO2 emissions of 94 g / km.Among the diesel versions has the basic three-cylinder 1.4 TDI with 75 hp (which announces 29.4 km / h and CO2 emissions of 88 g / km), 90 and 105 hp. The 110 hp TSI and 90 hp TDI are available with a six-speed DSG dual clutch transmission option (as an alternative to the six-speed manual transmission). The start & stop system comes in all versions. In terms of technology, the Ibiza has the multi-collision braking system and driver fatigue recognition.The renewed Ibiza can be ordered from July, and the first units will be delivered in September. Prices should not change, and should start at 13,300 euros in the SC version with the basic 1.2 engine
2017 – SEAT Mii BY COSMOPOLITAN
Presented at London’s #FashFest, the Seat Mii by Cosmopolitan takes the lead from the previous Seat Mii by Mango to appeal to those drivers who seek a more personal and individual style. Based on the new Seat Mii 2017, its design was the result of the collaboration between Seat itself and the well-known British magazine Cosmopolitan.The directors of Cosmopolitan in each country, as well as the readers of the magazine in their European and British editions, gave their ideas for this version of the Seat Mii, which appears with a more sophisticated, daring and elegant, directly inspired by the latest trends in fashion and lifestyle.The Seat Mii by Cosmopolitan will be available in two exterior colors, Pearly Violet – which appears in the pictures – and White Candy. In both cases combine with mirrors and interior details in the color Champagne Bismouth. The upholstery of its benches – in Alcantara – as well as the central fringe of its panel and superior of its doors, adopts the same violet color.Its interior is complete with frosted chrome details, dark gray ceiling and metal doors at the entrances to its doors, where the inscription ‘Cosmopolitan loves Mii’ appears. Its standard equipment includes air conditioning, ABS, ramp start assistant and a multimedia system that can be controlled through the Drive Mii application, available for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.As an option, the Seat Mii by Cosmopolitan can be completed with rear parking sensors, a 300W power unit and subwoofer, as well as a Cosmopolitan Lifestyle Collection pack that includes a variety of accessories such as wireless charging for the mobile phone .The Seat Mii by Cosmopolitan will be present at the Paris Motor Show in 2016, and will be marketed later in early 2017. It will go on sale with three or five-door bodies with three-cylinder 1.0 liter petrol engine, of 60 and 75 hp. Its average consumption and homologated emissions start from 24.4 km / l and 97 g / km from the Ecomotive version. There will also be a 1.0 GNP 68 hp, compatible with the use of compressed natural gas.
2016 – SEAT LEÓN CUPRA 290
Available in the coupe, hatchback and turbocharged bodies, the renewed sports version of the Spanish model starts producing 290 hp and will be presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week.
Seat announced that in addition to the Ibiza Cupra, will present in this year’s edition of the Frankfurt Motor Show, a version of the León Cupra with 10 hp more, now reaching 290 hp and 350 Nm of maximum torque available between 1,700 and 5,800 rpm. The new León Cupra 290 will be available in all bodies: three-door Sport Coupe, five-door hatchback and turbo (ST).Despite the slight increase in power, its performance remains unchanged. With a maximum speed limited to 250 km / h, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.7 seconds – when equipped with DSG box. In this way, it announces a consumption of 15.2 km / l for the SC with DSG transmission and CO2 emissions of 149 g / km.The upgraded León Cupra 290 now features the DCC (Dynamic Chassis Control), front differential and progressive steering as standard. Full LED headlights and LED taillights are standard equipment. As an option, the Performance pack includes Brembo brake calipers, exclusive wheels and more sporting tires.Through the Cupra Drive Profile, the driver can configure the car to his liking, with the Comfort, Sport and Cupra driving modes. As an option, there are also Alcantara-clad sport seats. In addition, the León Cupra has three exterior customization options: White Line, Black Line and Orange Line.
2016 – SEAT LEÓN SC FR ULTIMATE EDITION
SEAT is bidding farewell to the current León generation with a special version. The SEAT León SC FR Ultimate Edition joins the offer of the line with important improvements of base equipment and with a very attractive price. One last goodbye to soon say a hello to an updated and renewed Leon.The main model of the Spanish brand will soon be renewed to continue being one of the references of the Spanish market in its category. A necessary change due to the advance of other competitors that were reducing the sales gap that separated them from the compact of SEAT.In a few months we will know the restyling that should not be too deep, but that will include news in terms of technology and connectivity. León is a young car and its market niche has been demanding years for a systems upgrade. After the European summer the renewal will be official.Well, as we said before, SEAT intends to bid farewell to the current model in a special way, with the launch of an Ultimate Edition that will only be available for the three-door SC body. This version is part of the highest finish of the line, the FR, to which are added interesting optional equipment.Highlights include the bizona climate control, the 18-inch Performance wheels, the Full LED headlights, the 6.5-inch color touch-screen infotainment system and numerous other elements. This version will be available only in white and associated with 1.4 TSI and 2.0 TDI engines, both with 150 hp and six-speed manual transmission.The starting price of the SEAT SC FR Ultimate Edition in the Spanish market starts from 25,750 euros. It is already available in the dealers of all Spain, waiting for the arrival of its substitute.