New Alhambra is on the way

Published 28/04/2015 | 00:00

The new SEAT Alhambra.
The new SEAT Alhambra.

SEAT is continuing its product offensive with the new generation of the Alhambra.

The intelligent and versatile MPV is up to 15 percent more fuel efficient thanks to its new engines and even more dynamic thanks to increased power output.

The Alhambra remains at the very forefront of the competitive field with new comfort and assistance systems, as well as innovative connectivity and infotainment offerings.

The new Alhambra will arrive at SEAT dealerships across Ireland this summer.

'Alhambra has seen a year of record sales in 2014. Innovation, driving fun, utility and safety are the keywords for the new-generation Alhambra, making it the perfect partner for an active lifestyle,' said Neil Dalton, Head of Marketing and Product at SEAT Ireland.

'Its compelling concept combines the very best functionality and state-of-the-art technology with an excellent standard of quality and workmanship. Plus, in true SEAT fashion, it offers incredible value for money.'

The line-up of diesel engines has been completely redeveloped. All drives fulfil the stringent Euro 6 emissions standard.

The turbocharged direct-injection units are also up to 15 percent more fuel efficient. The Alhambra TDI with 115 or 150 bhp, for instance, is at the very forefront of its segment with fuel consumption of 4.9 litres/100 km and 130 grams of CO2 per km.

The new car will go on sale in Ireland in August with pricing set to be announced closer to the on-sale date, but likely to be in line with the current pricing at less than €40,000.

For Ireland, the new Alhambra will be offered with a choice of two 2.0-litre diesel engines. with two power outputs.

The 2.0 TDI engines are offered with 115- and 150 bhp, with the latter available with the option of a DSG transmission. As with the outgoing model, there will be a choice of 'S' and 'SE' Trim.

The multi-collision brake is also standard equipment in the new Alhambra. In the event that the driver can no longer intervene following an accident, it initiates automatic braking to avoid a secondary collision.

New to the line-up is the Blind-Spot Sensor, which warns of vehicles in the blind spot when changing lane. The new massage seats also deliver an exceptionally high level of long-distance comfort.

The Alhambra's design has been subtly updated. New rear lights with LED technology display SEAT's distinctive light signature, which underscores its family connections, as do the new brand logo set into the modified front grille and the new wheel designs.

The announcement of the arrival of the new SEAT Alhambra comes at a time when SEAT Ireland is in the midst of yet another campaign of excellent finance offers across its growing product range for the month of April. These extensive offers include 0% APR finance on all Ibiza and Leon FR models and 2.9% finance on all other SEAT models.

In addition, a three year service plan is on offer across the entire SEAT range for just €299 while significant deposit contributions 0f €1,500 are on offer on the SEAT Ibiza, SEAT Leon and SEAT Toledo with Volkswagen Bank.

The new Alhambra is evidence of SEAT's consistent commitment to product development while SEAT has also invested significantly in a new and improved dealer network ensuring sustained growth for the brand.

The new SEAT Alhambra line-up for Ireland: Available from September is:

Alhambra 2.0-litre 115 bhp;

Alhambra 2.0-litre 115bhp SE;

Alhambra 2.0-litre 150bhp SE;

Alhambra 2.0-litre 150bhp SE DSG

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