Seat Altea Freetrack 2.0 TDI cross-country MPV

Seat Altea Freetrack 2.0 TDI MPV
Seat Altea Freetrack 2.0 TDI

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.

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2008 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life van / MPV

2008 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life lands between classes
2008 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life

Sharing components of Volkswagen Golf Mk5 and Volkswagen Touran, current iteration of the commercial VW Caddy panel van is extremely popular among small entrepreneurs, as well as (in select countries) among the folks who try to save some money on taxes. However, the base vehicle is still not versatile enough for the people who want a car that can haul cargo on business days and move a family and their pets on weekends. With the new 2008 VW Caddy Maxi Life, Volkswagen has finally created a vehicle capable of sitting on two stools at a time.

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2008 Lancia Musa mini-MPV

Refreshed Lancia Musa debuts in Frankfurt
2008 Lancia Musa

It’s been three years since the original Lancia Musa introduction, so it is definitely the right time for the compact MPV to undergo some face-lifting procedure. Initially designed to look similar to the 2006 Lancia Ypsilon super-mini with which the small people hauler shares its platform, the Musa didn’t look particularly attractive, to begin with, and a number of people just cried for a change in style.

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2007 Seat Altea XL 1.8 TFSI

2007 Seat Altea XL: now with a 1.8 TFSI engine
2007 Seat Altea XL

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.

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2007 Peugeot Expert Tepee MPV

2007 Peugeot Expert Tepee MPV
2007 Peugeot Expert Tepee

The third generation of the Peugeot Expert family of commercial vehicles will arrive to the French car manufacturer’s European dealerships on 18 January 2007. As usual for the brand (and the niche), the vehicles combine daring (to say the least) exteriors with bland (again, putting it mildly) interiors that fleet operators across the continent will definitely fall in love with. I am not as sure about a normal family guy looking for a people mover with at least some elements of luxury.

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2007 SEAT Altea XL

2007 SEAT Altea XL
2007 SEAT Altea XL

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.

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2007 Citroen C4 Picasso MPV

2007 Citroen C4 Picasso MPV
2007 Citroen C4 Picasso

The 2007 Citroen C4 Picasso people carrier will be officially launched at the upcoming motor show in Geneva, Switzerland, scheduled to open in January, 2007. Sharing its underpinnings with current Citroen C4 and Peugeot 307, the new people mover will comfortably seat five persons and offers you a larger than life windscreen that ends somewhere beyond your back, lets in a lot sun and possibly costs a whole fortune to replace if damaged.

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