The multi award-winning SEAT Alhambra is starting the New Year as it ended 2011, by scooping another prestigious trophy. The highly acclaimed seven-seater has once again claimed the MPV title at the influential What Car? Awards.
The sought-after SEAT retained the coveted honour at last night’s ceremony with the judges highlighting its practicality, economy and refined driving experience.
The annual What Car? Awards, established more than 30 years ago and acknowledged as being among the UK’s most influential motoring honours, were once again staged at London’s landmark Grosvenor House hotel.
“The Alhambra does what an MPV should: move up to seven adults in comfort,” said What Car? editor-in-chief, Chas Hallett. “But it adds strong refinement, a keen price and low running costs, with up to 50 mpg.
“It’s a very strong proposition for large families – a worthy MPV category winner, for the second year in a row.”
The largest member of the growing SEAT range went on sale here in late 2010 and, since then, has secured near-universal acclaim from the nation’s motoring press.
At last year’s ceremony the Alhambra claimed the first of half a dozen national awards in 2011 with key titles such as Auto Express, Diesel Car and Fleet World all agreeing that the seven-seater is, indeed, the best MPV on offer in Britain today.
“2011 was a fantastic year for the Alhambra, and it all started with a What Car? award,” said SEAT UK Managing Director Peter Wyhinny.
“Since then, sales have soared and we have an exceptionally healthy order bank as we start 2012. I’m sure this second consecutive What Car? win will convince even more people of the virtues of our excellent MPV.”