Seat | – Part 2

Posted on May 23rd, 2007 by Vlad Balan

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Seat is preparing to launch its first off-road vehicle, the Seat Altea Freetrack. The car will be presented at the Barcelona Motor Show which will take place between 7 and 17 June. A prototype of this car was first presented in Geneva, but the model presented in Barcelona will be the final production version and will go on sale this summer.

The car will be powered by a 200 hp 2.0 TFSI petrol engine (40 hp less than the concept) and a 170 hp 2.0 TDI diesel engine are responsible for taking the Altea freetrack over all types of terrain. The 2.0 TFSI engine takes the car to a top speed of 214 km/h, with 0 to 100 km/h taking just 7.5 seconds – yet it can still average fuel consumption of 9.4 litres. On the other hand, the 2.0 TDI reaches a top speed of 204 km/h, accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.7 seconds and consumes an average of 6.8 litres for every 100 km of driving.

The Seat Altea Freetrack features dual climatise control, rain sensor wipers, light sensor, parking sensors, cruise control, trip computer, plus CD MP3 radio and steering wheel mounted controls, among others. Safety highlights include standard ESP (Electronic Stability Control), six airbags, EPS electro-mechanical steering and tyre pressure warning.

Click to see more pics. Read More: “Seat Altea Freetrack close to production”

Posted on May 21st, 2007 by Vlad Balan

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Don’t you just love it when tuners decide to modify already powered-up cars? We certainly do. It’s the case of JE Design, which decided to modify the Seat Leon Cupra, so they upgraded the 2.0 TFSI engine which now produces 285 hp (210kW), that’s 45 hp more than the standard version. The car now goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds and has a top speed of 261 km/h.

But that’s not all, JE Design prepared a unique body kit for the Seat, with spoiler inserts in the front apron, a matching diffuser insert in the rear bar, a modified front grille and headlight covers to give a more aggressive look, plus side sills, air channels in both the front and rear bumpers and finally, a rear wing for added downforce.

The Leon also comes with 18in or optional 19in multipsoke alloys finished in a chrome paint or matt black. But that’s not all, it seems that JE Design engineers prepare a more powerful version, with 300 hp, plus some other exterior modifications. Read More: “Seat Leon Cupra by JE Design”