Seat Altea and Ibiza Cupra prices announced

Seat has announced the pricing and specification of its Altea and Ibiza Cupra models.

The five-seat five-door Altea goes on sale in July, with a choice of three trim levels – Reference, Stylance and Sport.

The Reference has a choice of 1.6 litre petrol or 1.9 litre turbo diesel engines developing 102PS and 105PS respectively, both with five-speed manual gearboxes. Standard equipment includes six airbags, air conditioning, ABS, TCS, electro-mechanical power steering, 6-speaker radio/CD, electric front windows, remote central locking and a driver’s seat with height and lumbar adjustment. Prices start at £12,850 for the 1.6, while the 1.9 TDi is £14,000.

Next up, the Stylance gains two-zone climate control, an eight-speaker audio system with controls on the steering wheel, cruise control, 16 inch seven-spoke alloy wheels, illuminated sun visor mirrors, height and lumbar adjustable passenger seat and leather steering wheel and gear knob. The 1.6 Stylance is priced at £13,900 and the 1.9 TDi Stylance at £15,050.

Top of the range Altea Sport models have the choice of two engines. The petrol engine is the most powerful in the range, a 2.0 litre FSi unit linked to a six-speed manual gearbox developing 150PS. The second engine is a EU4-compliant 2.0 litre TDi, also with six-speed manual gearbox, which develops 140PS. The equipment list gains ESP and EBA (emergency brake assistance), five-spoke alloy wheels and sports seats. The 2.0 FSi costs £16,000 and the 2.0 TDi £16,700. Both Sport models have a choice of gearbox: with the FSi a Tiptronic unit is available and with the TDi the latest DSG gearbox is an alternative. 

Details have also announced for the Ibiza Cupra, which allows a choice of petrol or diesel engines.

The Ibiza Cupra TDi is available to order now at £16,000 on the road, and includes body kit, honeycomb mesh grilles, lowered suspension, low profile tyres on 17 inch alloy wheels, and the word CUPRA badged across the tailgate. The interior has sports seats all round, white instrument dials and all-black trim with red highlights in the stitching and badging. Under the bonnet the 1.9 litre TDi unit has been tuned by Seat Sport to 160PS making it the most powerful diesel in its class – it delivers a top speed of 137 mph and 0-62 in 7.6 seconds.

The petrol alternative, Ibiza Cupra 20V T, is identical to the TDi on the outside.  Power comes from a 1.8 litre 20-valve turbo  developing 180PS.  Performance is 0-62 in 7.3 seconds and a top speed of 143 mph.  It’s priced at £15,500 on the road.