Seat's facelifted MPV is set to go on sale in May with styling tweaks and more efficient engines

The facelifted Seat Alhambra will be powered by more efficient engines and feature Seat’s new-generation infotainment system when it arrives at dealerships in the summer.

Seat says the MPV will have an increased power output and be up to 15% more fuel efficient than the model it replaces. UK order books are set to open in May.

All petrol and diesel engines in the new line-up are Euro 6 compliant, consisting of two 2.0-litre diesel engines and a 148bhp 1.4-litre petrol engine.

The 2.0 TDI engine will be offered with 148bhp and 182bhp power outputs, with the lower-powered variant returning claimed average fuel economy of 57.6mpg and 130g/km of CO2 emissions. A DSG dual-clutch automatic gearbox will be available with all engines.

Seat’s new generation of Easy Connect infotainment system will come with the new Alhambra and brings with it a high-resolution touchscreen and sat-nav. Buyers can also choose from new trim colours in the interior, and the steering wheel design has been carried over from the Seat Leon.

An autonomous braking system that prevents further accidents after a collision and a blind spot monitor will be available, as well as adaptive chassis control, while massage seats are also offered along with keyless entry and start.

Cosmetic changes are subtle and include a fresh grille design, new wheel designs and LED rear lights.

Full pricing and specifications will be released closer to the launch date.

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15 April 2015
It looks even more Volkswagen-ish now, those headlights could be taken from any number of Volkswagen Group vehicles.

15 April 2015
Dark Isle wrote:

It looks even more Volkswagen-ish now, those headlights could be taken from any number of Volkswagen Group vehicles.

You could be forgiven for thinking that the VW Group is trying to make the current generation of Seats and Skodas look like a VW or Audi, or indeed Germanic. Take the badges off the current Leon, Toledo, Fabia, Rapid or Octavia and you'd swear they're German cars. Even the next Superb looks more VW or Audi than Skoda.

15 April 2015
here is an MPV that hasn't been replaced by yet another less practical crossover.

16 April 2015
We bought the sister car(sharan) to the alhambra last year after our disastrously unreliable and badly built s max's dual mass fly wheel gave up at 60k miles.Sharan is a fantastic car that does everything we ask of it.All the suv's we looked at were massive on outside tiny on inside . For our purposes (and I suspect many suv owners with roof boxes) a people carrier is still king!

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