2004 SEAT Altea Prototipo review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 8 March 2007 , 16:03:42 byAlina

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SEAT Altea Prototipo

Within the 60th Frankfurt Motor Show , SEAT will launch the Altea Prototipo, which is a completely innovative car concept. The purpose of this prototype is to announce the definitive production model, also called Altea, scheduled for market in 2004. It will be the first SEAT product to be developed within the new Audi Brand Group which was created in early 2002.

The Altea Prototipo illustrates the fundamental values of the Spanish brand, which can be seen in its innovative, original design, extrovert sporty character and driving pleasure technology. The Altea Prototipo is just few steps away from becoming reality. The prototype announces the masterful new model that represents a pillar of the Spanish brand, sharing the spotlight with the Ibiza and León models.

The front end features a large radiator grille that displays the brand symbol, and is highlighted by the cat-like expression of the headlamps.

The dynamic line that flows downwards over the doors to meet the rear wheel arches is shown by the side view. This curved line is a general feature for all the future SEAT models.
The SEAT Altea Prototipo's exterior lines make the new SEAT Toledo a special mono-space: MSV. No distinction is made between the engine space, passenger compartment and boot. The Multi Sport Vehicle (MSV) underlines a highly sporty, mono-space arrangement. In the case of the new Altea, this means 2+2 seating arrangement (actually four individual seats), a compact, lowered five-door chassis, an aerodynamic silhouette, and detailing worthy of a true pure-bred, such as the large 19 inch rims with low profile tyres, and the powerful brake system visible through the wheel spokes.

The brand new technology was not forgotten. A powerful 2.0 FSI petrol engine is SEAT's first engine. Its 150 hp output is transmitted to the front wheels via a a 6-speed automatic and sequential Tiptronic gearbox. SEAT also developed the efficient "Agile Chassis" or DSR (Dynamic Steering Response)