The Seat Alhambra has retained its title as the ‘Best MPV’ at the What Car? Car of the Year 2013 awards
The Seat Alhambra has retained its title as the ‘Best MPV’ at the What Car? Car of the Year 2013 awards. It is not hard to see why this MPV continues to win awards; it is extremely spacious with up to 2340 litres of space and has the option of automatic sliding doors to make life easier for access. It offers fantastic value for money with generous standard equipment; the entry level S includes 16-inch alloy wheels, three-zone climate control, Bluetooth hands-free phone operation with voice control, and a cooled glove box. Every Seat Alhambra comes with fuel-saving Ecomotive Technology as standard, including Start/Stop engine shut-off and an Energy Recovery System. If you move up to the SE level then you are into 17-inch alloy wheels, leather steering wheel and gear knob covers, dark tinted rear windows, automatic lights and wipers, and cruise control. The SE Lux is very ‘Lux’ with leather upholstery, power operated tailgate and rear doors, a panoramic sunroof, heated front seats, and SEAT Media System 2.2 which is a touch screen infotainment unit incorporating satellite navigation plus DAB digital radio and a rear view camera. There is no denying this model has every luxury available.
Seat UK Managing Director Peter Wyhinny said “with the quality of the competition in the MPV sector, we certainly weren’t complacent about winning a third What Car? Best MPV award in a row, but we were quietly confident, given how many awards the Alhambra has already won. That the Alhambra is still top of the pile is a testament to its outstanding qualities and appeal as an overall package. As the What Car? experts have again recognised, the Alhambra offers family buyers an irresistible mix of performance, practicality and price. This is the twelfth award that the Alhambra has picked up in the UK, following its Auto Express Best MPV prize in 2012. That’s an amazing achievement, but hopefully this is not the last prize we’ll put in the Alhambra’s trophy cabinet.”
There is no doubt the Seat Alhambra will continue to win more awards, the Alhambra 2.0 TDI 140 Ecomotive S is most probably the best buy and is the model that won the award. It is priced from £25,035 and returns approximately 50.4mpg and boasts co2 emissions of just 146g/km. Seat has also just brought out a new range topping 2.0 TDI 177 PS engine so if you are looking for an incredibly spacious and practical MPV look no further than the Alhambra.