Seat adds new diesel engines to the Alhambra and Ibiza range
19 November 2005

Seat’s Alhambra MPV has received a selection of mid-life tweaks, most important of which is the arrival of a new Euro4-compliant 138bhp 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine.

The new unit replaces the 128bhp 1.9, and joins 114bhp 2.0-litre petrol and 1.9-litre diesel units in the range. The new flagship Alhambra will hit 62mph from rest in 12.2sec on its way to a 119mph maximum, while returning a claimed 41.5mpg.

Visual tweaks include revised badging and new colours, while inside there are standard curtain airbags and more secure locking mechanisms for the rear seats. ESP is now standard on manual versions, while prices remain unchanged across the range.

The Alhambra’s supermini sibling Ibiza also gets a new diesel engine, with a 79bhp Euro 4 version of the VW Group’s three-cylinder 1.4-litre turbodiesel replacing the Euro 3 74bhp version.

The 0-62mph dash is cut by a second to 12.9sec, while top speed is up 2mph to 109mph and fuel consumption is unchanged at a claimed 61.4mpg.

Our Verdict

Vauxhall VXR8 Maloo 2011-2013

The Vauxhall Maloo is the best two-seat pick-up £50,000 will buy you

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • BMW M5
    First Drive
    22 March 2018
    Super saloon deploys four-wheel drive to improve every facet of its driving experience. Faster and more capable than any, and more exciting than most, of its celebrated predecessors
  • Range Rover Sport SVR
    First Drive
    22 March 2018
    More power and an intoxicating soundtrack have breathed new life into our love affair with the biggest, baddest Range Rover Sport variant
  • First Drive
    21 March 2018
    The new Vantage has been developed as a Porsche 911 beater, and our first taste on UK roads suggests it can live up to that bold claim
  • Nissan Leaf Tekna
    The is the new Nissan Leaf
    First Drive
    21 March 2018
    The new version of the world's best-selling electric car gains a bigger battery and more power. How does it compare to rivals such as the Volkswagen e-Golf?
  • Range Rover p400e
    First Drive
    20 March 2018
    The original luxury SUV is now available as a plug-in hybrid, promising lower emissions and the capacity for silent electric motoring