Seat UK has announced its pricing and specifications for 2006 model year Altea and Toledo applicable from 1 August 2005.

The Seat Altea, designated an MSV (Multi Sports Vehicle) because of its unique mix of practicality and flexibility presented in an unsually sporty and stylish package, now starts at £11,695 on the road rising to £17,595. The entry level petrol-powered Altea 1.6 Essence has room for five adults to travel in comfort with room for all their luggage in the 409 litre boot and their personal effects in the many boxes, pockets, cupholders and cubby holes in the cabin. A new feature on Altea is the rear Seat which slides forward 14 cm to increase boot space by an additional 101 litres, but still leaves plenty of rear legroom for the rear Seat passengers. Other standard equipment includes six airbags (front, side, curtain), front electric windows, AM/FM radio/CD player, ABS & TCS, remote central locking, volumetric alarm, height adjustable driver’s Seat and tyre pressure monitor. The Altea’s exceptional levels of active and passive safety have earned it a five star rating for occupant protection in the stringent Euro NCAP crash tests, four stars for child protection and three stars for pedestrian protection.

The Altea Reference has all the benefits of the Essence model but gains air conditioning as standard and brings a choice of the same 1.6-litre petrol engine or a 105 PS 1.9-litre TDI and is priced at £12,195 and £13,195 respectively.

Recent additions to the Altea range are two Reference Sport models, again powered by the 1.6 petrol or 1.9 TDi engines. Reference Sport keeps all the equipment of Reference, but gets some sporty additions including front fog lights, 16″ alloy wheels, sports suspension, sports Seats and leather steering wheel and gear knob. Prices are £12,495 for the petrol and £13,495 for the diesel.

Altea Stylance models add a host of comfort items to Reference specification. The air conditioning system is two-zone climate control, the rear windows are electric and the radio/CD can be operated from controls on the steering wheel. Cruise control, a trip computer, height adjustable passenger Seat, illuminated driver and passenger mirrors on the sun visors, front fog lights and “coming home” function on the headlights complete the equipment. Altea Stylance also has the option of an automatic Tiptronic gearbox which is coupled to the 2.0 litre 150 PS petrol engine. Prices are £13,195 (1.6), £14,195 (TDI) and £16,195 for the 2.0 Tiptronic.

Altea Sport is for the driving connoisseur who wants all the space and style the Altea offers, but with even more sporty performance. Altea Sport has the choice of the 2.0 litre 150 PS FSI petrol engine or a 2.0 litre 140 PS TDI engine to go with its sports suspension, standard ESP and sports Seats. Both engines are coupled to six-speed manual gearboxes, but the TDI also has the choice of the highly acclaimed DSG automatic gearbox. Prices are £15,995 for the 2.0 FSI, £16,695 for the 2.0 TDI and £17,595 for the 2.0 TDI with DSG.

The Seat Toledo shares many of its attributes with the Altea including its engines, sporty driving characteristics and innovative styling, but offers much more in the way of luggage load with a boot capacity of 500 litres. The Toledo comes in three specifications, Reference, Stylance and Sport.

Toledo Reference has a choice of 1.6 petrol or 1.9 TDI engine and comes with air conditioning, front electric windows, radio/CD player, front, side and curtain airbags, ABS, TCS, ISOFIX child Seat mountings, height and reach adjustable steering wheel, height adjustable driver’s Seat and digital clock. The new on the road prices for Toledo Reference are £12,495 and £13,495 for the petrol and diesel respectively.

Toledo Stylance comes with the same choice of engines as Reference, but gains plenty of extra equipment. Alloy wheels, cruise control, trip computer, front fog lights, electrically adjustable door mirrors with park facility, two-zone climate control, rear electric windows, steering wheel controls for the radio and illuminated mirrors on the driver and passenger sun visors are just some. The passenger Seat is also height and lumbar adjustable. Prices are £13,495 for the 1.6 and £14,495 for the 1.9 TDI.

Top of the range Toledo Sport comes with the two most powerful engines available, the 2.0 litre 150 PS FSI petrol and the 2.0 140 PS TDI both linked to a six-speed manual gearbox or with a choice of automatic gearboxes in the form of Tiptronic for the petrol or DSG for the TDI. In keeping with the sporty character of the car, extra equipment over Stylance includes alloy wheels, ESP, EBA, sports suspension and sports Seats. Prices for the Toledo Sport 2.0 FSI are £16,295 with a six-speed manual gearbox, £17,195 with Tiptronic, £16,995 for the 2.0 TDI and £17,895 with the DSG gearbox.

All Altea and Toledo pricing is on the road including VAT, first registration fee and plates, one year’s road tax, three-year/60000 miles mechanical warranty, 12-year body protection warranty and two years’ Seat Service Mobility roadside assistance valid in over 30 countries.

 SEAT Altea and SEAT Toledo Pricing – 1 August 2005

Altea 1.6 Essence

£11,695

Altea 1.6 Reference

£12,195

Altea 1.6 Reference Sport

£12,495

Altea 1.6 Stylance

£13,195

Altea 2.0 FSI Stylance Tiptronic

£16,195

Altea 2.0 FSI Sport

£15,995

Altea 1.9 TDI Reference

£13,195

Altea 1.9 TDI Reference Sport

£13,495

Altea 1.9 TDI Stylance

£14,195

Altea 2.0 TDI Sport

£16,695

Altea 2.0 TDI Sport DSG

£17,595

Toledo 1.6 Reference

£12,495

Toledo 1.6 Stylance

£13,495

Toledo 2.0 FSI Sport

£16,295

Toledo 2.0 FSI Sport Tiptronic

£17,195

Toledo 1.9 TDI Reference

£13,495

Toledo 1.9 TDI Stylance

£14,495

Toledo 2.0 TDI Sport

£16,995

Toledo 2.0 TDI Sport DSG

£17,895