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Altea XL priced from £12,995

UK prices for the new SEAT Altea XL have been announced, following its world debut at the Paris Motor Show.

It will start at £12,995 RRP on the road when it goes on sale in January 2007.

The new range will initially be offered with three engines, the 1.6 102 PS petrol, plus 1.9 TDI 105 PS and 2.0 TDI 140 PS diesels. A short time after launch, the 2.0-litre FSI 150 PS, a new 1.8 T FSI 160 PS and the powerful 2.0-litre TDI 170 PS will also be available.

All models will have air conditioning, an MP3 compatible CD player with aux-in socket (for iPod or other auxiliary device connection), electric front windows, six airbags, and remote central locking.

The XL will feature an increase in length of 18.7cm results meaning a larger boot capacity (up from 409 to 532 litres) and more space for occupants. With the rear seats moved forwards by 14cm, boot capacity is increased to 635 litres. A total luggage capacity of 1,604 litres is available by folding the rear seats down.

The Altea XL got a maximum of five stars in the EuroNCAP crash tests for passenger protection and three stars for pedestrian protection.

Altea XL recommended retail pricing:

Model Power (PS) RRP on the road
1.6 Reference 102 £12,995
1.8 T FSI Stylance 160 £16,295
2.0 FSI Stylance Tiptronic 150 £17,195
1.9 TDI Stylance 105 £14,995
2.0 TDI Stylance 140 £16,895
2.0 TDI Stylance DSG 140 £17,795
2.0 TDI Stylance 170 £18,045

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