Seat Altea XL

Production Cars 25 Aug 2006
Seat Altea XL

The Seat Altea XL expands the Altea model range targeting customers looking for extra space. Thanks to its length increased by nearly 19 cm, it offers superior interior comfort and a larger loading capacity.

From the official Press Release:

Seat Altea XLThe SEAT Altea XL measures 18.7 centimetres longer than the Altea, resulting in superior interior comfort and a larger boot capacity.

Consequently, the 409-litre capacity of the Altea’s boot has increased to 532 litres in the Altea XL, while sliding the rear seats forwards by 14 centimetres expands the boot’s volume further to 635 litres, the largest in its class.

Compared to the Altea, the rear seats in the Altea XL can be moved back by an extra two centimetres, meaning additional legroom for passengers travelling in the rear. The fore-aft adjustment range of the rear seats has therefore been extended to 16 cm in the new Altea XL.


Seat Altea XL rear endAs far as styling is concerned, the most significant modifications have been made at the rear of the vehicle where the lines have been softened to reflect the vehicle’s more family-orientated character.

The large tail-light units, which are split between the hatch and the vehicle’s flanks, form a particularly eye-catching feature. The addition of two roof-rack rails reinforces the car’s family character yet further.

A number of functional new features can be found inside the SEAT Altea XL, including fold-down tables on the front seat backs, a power socket in the vehicle’s boot and a handy luggage cover.

This last feature is premiering a brand new system: instead of the traditional fixed parcel shelf, a pull-out roller-type cover is fitted with a one-touch retracting action.

Seat Altea XL interior
Seat Altea XL interior

Technical Features

The Altea XL will be launched with a choice of two petrol models – the 102 hp 1.6 and the 2.0 FSI developing 150 hp (only available with the six-speed Tiptronic gearshift) – and three diesel engines: the 1.9 TDI with 105 hp, the 140 hp 2.0 TDI (with the six-speed DSG gearshift as an option) as well as the 170 hp 2.0 TDI.

These engines can be combined with three different trim lines: Reference, Stylance and Sport-Up.

The new Altea XL is available with an optional connection for integrating a TomTom navigation system into the vehicle.

The standard specification is quite extensive, with features including: air conditioning, radio with MP3 player including Aux-in connection and six speakers, tyre pressure sensor, 16" steel wheels, roof-rack rails in a black finish, a flexible luggage compartment cover and an optional connection for integrating a TomTom navigation system.

Seat Altea XL front headlightThe safety specification comprises six airbags as standard (with the option of adding two side airbags in the rear), ABS + TCS, Isofix anchoring points for attaching child seats, and as an option, the electronic stability program ESP + DSR with Emergency Brake Assistance EBA.

The new Altea XL will be built at the SEAT plant in Martorell, one of the most sophisticated and flexible manufacturing facilities in the whole of Europe which also produces the Ibiza, Córdoba, Altea, Toledo and León.

(Source: Seat)

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