The new Seat Altea XL is now on sale across the UK. This new model of the Altea is an extra 18.7cm long, giving more cabin and luggage capacity.
It has been designed to appeal to families needing high levels of space and style. It provides a boot capacity of 532 litres (the standard Altea already gives a generous 409 litres) and when the Altea XL’s rear seats are moved forwards by 14 cm, the boot capacity increases to 635 litres. To further increase storage space you can fold down the back seats giving a massive 1,604 litres. With this amount of space the new Seat Altea XL gives more space than rivals like the Ford Focus estate and Vauxhall Astra estate.
The Altea XL comes in a good choice of engines, has a high standard specification and excellent safety features. There are 3 petrol engines - a 1.6 102 PS; a 2.0 FSI Tiptronic 150 PS and a 1.8T FSI 160 PS plus 3 diesel engines – a 1.9 TDI 105 PS; a 2.0 TDI 140 PS and a 2.0 TDI 170 PS – to choose from.
Standard features of the Altea XL include air-con; MP3 compatible radio/CD player; cruise control; 4 electric windows plus electrically adjustable, heated/folding door mirrors. Moving up to the higher spec Stylance model, features include rear parking sensors; rain sensor wipers; alloy wheels and dual zone climate control.
In terms of safety, the new Altea XL achieved the full 5 star Euro NCAP rating for passenger protection plus 3 stars for pedestrian protection. Six airbags are included as standard.
SEAT has said of its new model "With the new XL, we are looking to appeal to those people who were impressed by the Altea’s sporty image but who require even more load-lugging capability. It’s ideal for anyone who wants a sporty but highly practical vehicle."
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