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SEAT Altea MPV (2004 – ) expert review

The SEAT Altea has been around a long time but it’s never caught on. It’s still worth a look though, as it’s solidly built, well equipped, good to drive and different.

Date added: Wednesday 01 December 2010.

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SEAT Altea XL MPV (2007 – ) expert review

The SEAT Altea XL combines sporty good looks with real-world practicality. The addition of the 1.2 TSI and Ecomotive models make it cheap to run, too.

Date added: Tuesday 10 August 2010.

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Seat Altea Freetrack 4 car review

The Seat Altea Freetrack 4 is a curious blend of MPV and off-roader. And at a time when 4x4s are becoming less popular, cars like the Altea Freetrack seem to make more sense. Unlike traditional off-roaders, which pitch and wallow through bends, the Altea Freetrack retains a good amount of the standard car's driving verve. We spent a week with one to find out if it’s a jack of all trades, or a master of none.

Date added: Saturday 26 April 2008.

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Seat Altea Freetrack 4 car review

The original Seat Altea was a watershed for MPVs. Never before had one offered as much style and driving dynamics. And those looking for even more space didn't have to wait long for the lengthier Altea XL. Now Seat has added a third model to its mid-sized MPV range – the Altea XL-based Freetrack 4 – and equipped it with a four-wheel drive system, raised ride height and rugged plastic bumpers.

Date added: Wednesday 17 October 2007.

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Seat Altea FR car review

Described by SEAT as an MSV (multi-sports vehicle), the Altea lies somewhere between a sporty hatch and an MPV. Ford might try and lay claim to inventing the genre of a fun people carrier with the S-Max, but the Altea was there first. But an MPV without practicality is no use – even if it is sporty. We spent a week with the hot Altea FR to find out if there's ability behind its smart appearance.

Date added: Friday 05 October 2007.

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SEAT Altea MPV (2010 – ) first drive

SEAT has added a new common-rail version of the 140bhp, 2.0 TDI diesel to the engine line-up for Altea and Altea XL SE models. Available with a choice of five-speed manual or seven-speed DSG transmissions, this new engine replaces the previous 140bhp Pumpe Duse (PD) version.

Date added: Friday 26 November 2010.

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Seat Altea Ecomotive MPV (2007 – ) first drive

Compared with Seat’s new Leon Ecomotive, an even bigger CO2 drop can be found in the Seat Altea Ecomotive, from 139g/km in the cleanest outgoing 1.9-litre TDI to 119g/km in the new 1.6-litre diesel model. The tweaks echo the work carried out to bring down the Leon’s emissions and boost its mpg to 62.7mpg. A more efficient [...]

Date added: Tuesday 01 December 2009.

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Seat Altea MPV (2004 – ) first drive

After the Leon and Ibiza, the Altea is the Spanish car most likely to find a home in the UK. The family MPV which provides an alternative to the sportier Seat Leon hatchback has been updated to bring it into line with the new family look introduced with the Seat Ibiza.

Date added: Sunday 26 April 2009.