11 January 2006

Seat adds to Altea FR range

New petrol-engined model will deliver 197bhp

Seat Altea FR

Seat will add to its Altea FR warm hatch range with a 197bhp petrol-engined version in August this year.

Borrowing the engine from the Golf GTi, the Altea will be the most powerful car in the Spanish firm's mid-sized MPV range.

There are no plans for a hotter Cupra model of the Altea, but Seat is set to build a Leon with more than 240bhp to take on the likes of the Vauxhall Astra VXR and Ford Focus ST.

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