This is the 2011 Seat Alhambra, a new generation of the popular Vw Sharan-based Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) from the Spanish manufacturer.
The new Alhambra comes with a new design line but also with increased dimensions comparing it with the old generation: it has a length of 4.85metres, with 22 centimetres longer than its predecessor and is wider by 9 centimetres.
The car offers plenty of room for adults to comfortably in the third row, while the large sliding doors (with optional electric operation) enable easy entry.
The luggage space is more than generous, according to the manufacturer: the base volume is 885 litres, and can grow to 2,297 litres if only the front two seats are in use.
As expected, under the hood we find the best engines from Volkswagen, where all TSI and TDI power units are equipped with direct fuel injection and turbocharging. The TSI engines deliver 110 kW/150 hp and 147 kW/200 hp, while the two TDI engines offer 103 kW/140 hp and 125 kW/170 hp.
The engine can be offered with the optional DSG dual-clutch transmission in order to deliver comfort and efficiency.
Optional, Seat offers bi-xenon headlamps with adaptive control and full beam assistant, the park/steer assistant, which autonomously manoeuvres the Alhambra into tight parking spaces, rear view camera, panorama sliding roof, three-zone climatronic as well as electric motors for the sliding doors and rear hatch.
The new Seat Alhambra will be manufactured in Palmela Portugal, with market launch scheduled late this summer.