Seat is offering a welcome new year’s tonic for value-conscious car buyers, with up to £2,500 off selected models throughout its range. The 20-day ‘New Year’s Revolution’ kicks off on 2nd January at participating dealers throughout the UK, with a minimum of £1,000 taken off specific models.

For example, the Altea – the sporty family car with rakish looks and impressive practicality – benefits from significant savings. Both the 1.6 Reference Sport and 1.9 TDI Reference Sport lose £2,000 from their usual recommended retail prices, coming in at £10,495 and £11,495 respectively during the Revolution campaign. These prices represent fantastic value for money for the family buyer.

The popular Ibiza, which has been What Car? magazine’s ‘Best Supermini’ for the past three years, also dishes up even better value in January, with £1,000 knocked off the 1.2 SX – taking its price to £7,800 – and £2,000 taken from the hot 1.8 20V T Cupra. At £13,505, the Cupra is a hot hatch bargain, providing striking looks, 180 PS of turbocharged power and a host of standard equipment, including climate control, ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme) and 17″ alloy wheels.

The Leon 1.9 TDI FR and 1.8 20V T Cupra R have always been in demand with UK buyers, thanks to their enticing blend of dynamic driving qualities, racy looks and great value. With the arrival of the new generation Leon, these two favourites bow out offering even more performance per pound, with £2,500 off each model.

Finally, selected models from the distinctive Toledo and seven-seat Alhambra MPV ranges have also signed up to join the New Year’s Revolution. Toledo 1.6 Reference and 1.9 TDI Reference models lighten the load by £1,500, while the Alhambra 1.9 TDI Reference and 1.9 TDI Stylance have both been reduced by £2,500.

SEAT recommended retail pricing is on the road, including first registration fee, plates, 12 months’ road tax, 3 year/60,000 mile mechanical warranty, 12 year body warranty and 2 year SEAT Service Mobility valid in over 30 countries in Europe and its borders.

A full list of prices for the New Year’s Revolution, which starts on 2nd January and runs until 22nd January 2006 inclusive, is below:

Model

Derivative

List price (£)

Revolution price (£)

Saving (£)

Ibiza

1.2 SX

8,800

7,800

1,000

1.8 20V T Cupra

15,505

13,505

2,000

Leon

1.9 TDI FR

16,200

13,700

2,500

1.8 20V T Cupra R

18,055

15,555

2,500

Altea

1.6 Reference Sport

12,495

10,495

2,000

1.9 TDI Ref. Sport

13,495

11,495

2,000

Toledo

1.6 Reference

12,495

10,995

1,500

1.9 TDI Reference

13,495

11,995

1,500

Alhambra

1.9 TDI Reference

18,220

15,720

2,500

1.9 TDI Stylance

21,120

18,620

2,500