SEAT Altea (2004–2015)

Model History

First incantation of gorgeous Walter de'Silva 'Salsa' concept, designed as a 'multi sports vehicle'. 2+2 seating in four individual seats with 4 side doors and low riding Golf Mk V based chassis.

Length: 4,280mm, width: 1,770mm; height 1,570mm; wheelbase 2,578mm.

Range of Golf V engines include 102PS 1.6 FSI, 150PS 2.0 FSI, 105PD 1.9 TDI and 140PS 2.0 TDI 16v. 6-speed manual gearbox on 2.0 FSI and 2.0TDI, optional 6-speed Tiptronic on FSI and 6-speed DSG on TDI. Also features 'Dynamic Steering Response' agile chassis as Leon Cupra R. Nice name. Original Prices:-

102ps Altea Reference 1.6: £12,850
105ps Altea Reference 1.9TDI: £14,000
102ps Altea Stylance 1.6: £13,900
105ps Altea Stylance 1.9TDI: £15,050
150ps Altea Sport 2.0FSi: £16,000
140ps Altea Sport 2.0TDI: £16,700
150ps Altea Sport 2.0FSI Tiptronic: £16,900
140ps Altea Sport 2.0TDI DSG: £17,600

New Price List 21-7-2005
Altea 1.6 Essance £11,695
Altea 1.6 Referance £12,195
Altea 1.6 Referance Sport £12,495
Altea 1.6 Stylance £13,195
Altea 2.0FSI Stylance Tiptronic £16,195
Altea 2.0FSI Sport £15,995
Altea 1.9TDI Reference £13,195
Altea 1.9TDI Referance Sport £13,495
Altea 1.9TDI Stylance £14,195
Altea 2.0TDI Sport £16,695
Altea 2.0 TDI Sport DSG £17,595

2.0TDI DSG by far the best. DSG overcomes engine's narrow powerband.

5 star NCAP score for occupant safety, excellent 3 stars for pedestrian safety and 4 stars for child protection.

170PS TDI FR model with 350Nm torque from May 2006; 200PS 2.0TFSI FR petrol later in 2006

Altea 2.0TDI 170PS £17,795

Road test at SEAT Altea 2004 Road Test had independently imported Stylance 1.6 at £11,599

Voted Caravan Club 'Midi-MPV Towcar of the Year 2005'.

2.0 TDI 170ps FR announced 26-11-2005. Sirst VAG product with 170ps version of 2.0 TDI.

Altea 2.0T FSI 200 FR DSG from November 2006 at £18,195.

September 2009

Altea and Altea XL Ecomotive models with only 119 g/km of CO2 emissions.

November 2013

Simplified SEAT Altea line-up announced. All models replaced by I-TECH trim for the same price as the outgoing Copa SE.

I TECH adds 16-inch titanium finish alloys wheels, front parking sensors, a colour TFT screen for rear passengers, and forward sliding rear seats for added versatility. Three I TECH powertrain options: a 1.6 TDI Ecomotive diesel engine with 105 PS, the same engine with a DSG automatic transmission, or a 2.0 TDI diesel with 140 PS.

I TECH trim also includes dark tinted rear windows, roof rails, dual-zone climate control, automatic wipers and headlights, rear parking sensors, SEAT Media System 2.2 (including satellite navigation and Bluetooth), a double floor boot, and overhead interior storage.

In addition, two new colours are introduced: Bahama Blue and Technic Grey.

The Altea range now begins at £19,345 for an Altea I TECH 1.6 TDI 105 PS Ecomotive, while the DSG version is £20,215, and the 2.0 TDI 140 PS is £20,145.

The manual 1.6 TDI Ecomotive version (including XL) achieved 62.8 mpg combined in the EC tests, while both the 1.6 TDI DSG and 2.0 TDI 140 PS manual returned the same 57.6 mpg figure.

The five-seat Altea combines the styling and dynamics of a traditional family hatchback with the space of an MPV; its high roofline, commanding driving position and 409-litre boot make the Altea a brilliant, versatile family car.

August 2014

Altea I-TECH introduced to replace the Altea Copa. Has sliding rear seats, dual-zone climate control, electric front and rear windows, Hill Hold Control, plus front and rear parking sensors, central roof-mounted TFT screen in the rear, SEAT Media System 2.2, including satellite navigation, five-inch colour touchscreen, DAB radio, SD card slot and Bluetooth, 16-inch 'Elio' alloy wheels with titanium finish, auto headlights and rain sensing wipers, eight airbags and a tyre pressure monitoring system. Prices from £19,345 for the Altea I-TECH 1.6 TDI Ecomotive, rising to £20,865 for the XL 2.0 TDI 140.

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