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SEAT Alhambra named best MPV

by Fleet World and Diesel Car

SEAT is celebrating not one but two highly significant award wins for the newest member of its range: the practical Alhambra MPV.

The Alhambra has today (11 May) been named best MPV by both Diesel Car and Fleet World, bringing its tally of key national awards to four. And that total is all the more impressive considering the car only made its UK debut in November last year.

The latest honours join important ‘gongs’ from influential online title Carbuyer.co.uk and consumer motoring ‘bible’ What Car?, both of which named the Alhambra their MPV of the year.

Diesel Car and Fleet World both praised the new Alhambra for its flexibility, value for money and quality.

“Scooping these two important awards in a single day is yet another indicator of just how good our new seven-seater really is,” said SEAT UK Managing Director Peter Wyhinny.

“I’m especially pleased to see that its impressive qualities have been recognised by specialist titles in both the fleet and diesel sectors.

“I’m sure the fast-growing band of happy Alhambra owners will agree with the judges’ verdicts.”

Fleet World: “It does everything an MPV should”

“SEAT’s new Alhambra does everything an MPV should,” said Fleet World Editor Steve Moody. “It is priced right, has seven adaptable seats and a pair of sliding doors, meaning that it can do any task asked of it.

“And, aside from the more workmanlike aspects of its job, it is also stylish and robust with a range of usefully efficient engines and comfort features.”

Nick Andrews, SEAT UK’s Head of Fleet and Business Sales, collected the Alhambra’s trophy for Best MPV in the 2011 Fleet World Honours at a special celebration in the historic Royal Automobile Club on London’s Pall Mall.

The Fleet World Honours are presented annually to those motor manufacturers, service companies and individuals who have, in the opinion of the judges, achieved excellence in their sector.

Diesel Car: “It’s as practical as they come”

“[The Alhambra] looks stylish, packs in plenty of space for seven people and a load of kit, and is as practical as they come,” said Diesel Car Editor Ian Robertson.

Specialist motoring title Diesel Car is this year celebrating its 23rd anniversary. It focuses on the diesel car market but also includes reports on alternatively fuelled and eco-friendly vehicles. The well-respected magazine boasts a long list of established and influential writers and contributors who deliver the latest news on, and insights into, the diesel car market.