Seat Alhambra (2010): Spain’s new complete measurement MPV
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&#thirteen; Seat has whisked the covers off its rebodied VW Sharan: the brand new 2010-spec Seat Alhambra. Like its creaking predecessor, it is a seven-seater MPV in line with Volkswagen neighborhood underpinnings and is certain for a lifetime of household performance and taxi airport runs.
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So it is practicality galore inside the new Alhambra?
It appears so. The sliding doorways is also specced with electrical operation; the 5 rear seats fold flat into the ground on the tug of todav lever; and you’ll choose your boot length from 885 litres in 5 -seater trim to an echoing 2297 litres with the two rows of rear seats stowed. You can too order built-in child seats.
Looks a bit like a Sharan with a blindfold!
The Alhambra is naturally mostly Sharan, with just a few lighting, grille and badging accessories to distinguish the Spanish MPV from its German brethren. It’s hardly been a problem on previous badge-engineered cars and while the new 2010 Alhambra is unlikely to set pulses racing around these parts, it’s certainly a neat enough design.
A slew of different engines is available this time round. A 148bhp TSI petrol engine serves petrol lovers while derv fans can pick a TDI engine in 138bhp or 168bhp outputs. All feature stop-start.
The most economical 2.0 TDI averages 51mpg and emits 143g/km of CO2 – not bad for such a big car.
Seat Alhambra: the 2010 options fetish
It’s a new-era VW Group product, so naturally toys galore are available: DSG twin-clutch transmissions, panoramic glass sunroofs, gizmos to park the car itself and three-zone climate control.
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