Seat Alhambra

seat-alhambra-motability-car-sideThe Seat Alhambra is one of the largest cars avaialble on the Motability Scheme, matched by the Ford Galaxy and eclipsed by only the SsangYong Turismo, but neither can match the value for money offered by the big Seat. The Alhambra can seat seven with three full sized individual seats in the second row and two fold flat seats for the third row that can even house a flexible adult.  Built in Palmela Portugal, alongside its sister car the Volkswagen Sharan, the Alhambra has a delightful high driving position and is as comfortable a car as you will find on the Scheme, it also handles better that you would expect and once you become accustomed to its size you will not find parking a problem and with rear sliding doors passengers can exit without the fear of clipping other parked cars.

 

seat-alhambra-motability-car-cut-awayFollowing a further mid-life update to the trim names the Alhambra is excellently equipped in all trim levels, The ‘SE’ has three zone climate control, 6.5 inch touch screen infotainment system with steering wheel controls, front and rear electric windows and front and rear parking sensors, 17 inch alloys, privacy glass, cruise control, chrome roof rails, auto wipers and lights and a height-adjustable driver’s seat with electric lumbar and backrest adjustment. SEL Trim adds satellite navigation, power sliding rear side doors and tailgate, leather upholstery, heated seats and rear view camera. The Xcellence adds a panoramic glass roof, 12-way electrically adjustable front seats and keyless operation.

 

seat-alhambra-motability-car-rearThe single engine (ignoring the 1.4 petrol as should you) avaialble to customers on the Motability Scheme is the 2.0 litre diesel with 148 bhp with either a six speed manual or six speed DSG automatic. With 17 inch wheels the 148 bhp can return a claimed 56.5 miles per gallon as a manual car or 54.3 as a automatic and can reach 62 mph in just over 10 seconds.  As a tow car the Alhambra excels, braked tow weight is a massive 2200kg for the diesel engine, we have happily towed a six berth caravan with the VW Sharan, the Alhambra was awarded ‘best MPV’ at the tow car awards for 2016. The VW Sharan is a better deal this Quarter

Full Q3 Seat prices

Summer Best Buy – Seat Alhambra ‘SE’ 2.0 148 bhp diesel Manual  –  £1399 Advance Payment (£297 wpms) or £1499 (£397 wpms) in SEL trim or £1599 (£497 wpms) in Xcellence trim

Summer Best Buy – Seat Alhambra ‘SE’ 2.0 148 bhp diesel Automatic  –  £1799 Advance Payment (£197 wpms) or £1899 (£797 wpms) in SEL trim or £2249 (£1147 wpms) in Xcellence trim