It appears that we will soon see an entry-level disel-powered trim added to the recently revealed 2008 Seat Altea Freetrack model range. Built on VW’s new A5 (PQ35) platform, the car shares a number of its elements with current VW Touran and 2007 Skoda Octavia Scout, which makes me assume that an optional 4WD system that makes this light and roomy family hatch a potent off-roader, is in fact the well-known Haldex Traction job with computer-controlled clutch centre coupling. Now, that’s nice.
Spanish automaker has updated its SEAT Altea XL product range with a 1.8-liter TFSI turbo-charged engine with petrol direct injection technology. First revealed by Audi in September, 2006, the new power plant combines a pretty much impressive power output with superior fuel economy: something that looks like a winning combination now, when the price of fuel is all time high.
FR versions of both Seat Leon and Seat Altea vehicles are now available with the famous DSG transmission. While some owners report numerous reliability issues they experience with lightning-fast, but rather delicate gearbox, the relatively new device enjoys more and more attention from motorists in search of a penultimate driver’s car.
Spanish SEAT has unveiled a bigger member of the growing Altea family. The 2007 Seat Altea XL, a stretched version of the Altea people mover, is 18.7 cm longer, offering additional 123 liters to the older vehicle’s 409 cargo volume. Built on Volkswagen’s relatively new A5 (PQ35) modular platform, the Spanish minivan shares its underpinnings with the German MPV VW Touran and the Czech station wagon Skoda Octavia Mk2.
It is official: the 2007 SEAT Leon FR performance hatchback will be unveiled next week during the upcoming Madrid Motor Show trade fair.