Seat will show off the new Altea and Ibiza Cupra at the Birmingham NEC’s Sunday Times Motor Show Live this month.

The new Altea will be launched with a choice of three specification levels and four engines (two petrol, and two diesel).  All models will have air conditioning, six airbags, electric windows, radio/CD player, alarm, and more than 30 cunningly-concealed cubby holes.

The Altea is famous for its windscreen wipers hidden in the A pillar, but will also feature additional new technology such as dual-zone climate control and an Audi-style DSG gearbox on the 2.0-litre FSi engine.

The Altea goes on sale in the UK from 10 July 2004.

Boy-racers everywhere will be queueing to see the new Ibiza Cupra, with it’s ‘aggressive’ (according to Seat) body styling, 17″ alloys, visible brakes and lowered suspension.  Seat have done the decent thing and provided a hot diesel option in the shape of the 1.9 TDi, tuned to deliver 160ps.  Later on, the more traditional 1.8 20V Turbo petrol comes on stream, with 180ps.

The rest of the Seat range will also be on show, including the recently introduced Ibiza FR with 1.9 TDi 130ps engine in OVNI yellow, and Seat’s most powerful model, the Leon Cupra R 225ps.

The SEAT stand can be found in Hall 5 at the NEC.