The SEAT Altea is a compact multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) produced by the Spanish automaker SEAT from 2004 to 2015. The vehicle was designed by the Italian Walter de Silva, and was launched in March 2004, as the first example of SEAT’s new corporate look. The third generation Toledo was identical, except for the addition of a larger boot. It was launched at the 2004 Geneva Motor Show.
Another extended version, the Altea XL, is also available (having been first presented at the 2006 Paris Motor Show). In 2007, the Altea Freetrack, with 4WD and higher suspension, was released.
On 21 August 2015, SEAT announced that the Altea and Altea XL had been discontinued. Although no direct replacement for the Altea was planned, SEAT is following the global shift from MPVs to SUVs, by launching its own SUV model based on the SEAT León. In February 2016, the Ateca was launched, which was the successor to the Altea according to CEO Luca de Meo: “For us, the Ateca is the replacement of the Altea.”
SEAT sold a total of 439 Altea models in the United Kingdom during 2014, and 445 Altea XLs.
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