Seat Alhambra grabs another 2013 MPV award

The award from the CarBuyer motoring website follows a similar achievement from the Seat Alhambra back in January earlier this year. That month the Seat Alhambra was also named the Best MPV by the motoring magazine What Car? during its 2013 awards ceremony.

This month’s success reinforces the Alhambra’s status as one of most practical and dependable choices for a family car in the new model market for the UK today.

Currently priced from £23,770, the seven-seater Alhambra MPV is available with several engine options including a 113bhp 2.0-litre TDI diesel, a 147bhp 1.4-litre petrol unit and another 2.0-litre TDI diesel with 174bhp.

An additional 2.0-litre TDI diesel with 138bhp can be found on the Alhambra’s Ecomotive S 140 specification, the exact model which won the Best MPV award from What Car? magazine earlier this year.

The Seat Alhambra Ecomotive S 140 is priced from £25,035, while the same trim model with the 113bhp diesel is cheaper at £24,265.

The 138bhp Ecomotive S is like with other models in the Alhambra range available with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic DSG option.

The manual gearbox is the more economical option, with the 138bhp Ecomotive S model the Alhambra returns 50.4mpg and records CO2 emissions of 146g/km. These figures are achieved thanks in part to the MPV’s start-stop engine technology which is standard on all specifications.

The manual-driven 138bhp Ecomotive S can also cover the 0-60mph sprint in 10.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 120mph.

With ample storage space of up to 2,297 litres, the Ampera can handle the wear and tear of family life and easily accompany bikes and luggage.

The Alhambra also comes kitted with plenty of standard equipment on its basic S trim level which includes Bluetooth, 16″ alloy wheels and climate control.

The range-topping SE trim level adds an array of luxury equipment to the Alhambra. The add-ons include black leather upholstery, satellite navigation, a rear view camera and a panoramic sun roof.

The Seat Alhambra range is available to UK motorists right now from Perrys Seat Dealership found in Aylesbury.

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