Since 2004 the SEAT Altea maintains its autonomy in the so-called mini-van segment. That the Altea a close relative of the Volkswagen Touran, betrayed, especially the VW engines used by SEAT. But for even more SEAT Altea come with FSI technology engines, which are installed including many Audi models. Externally, the SEAT Altea is deliberately designed sporty and striking showpiece of a design philosophy that has taken up its sister model, SEAT Altea XL SEAT and other cars. The SEAT Altea is now with four gasoline - and four diesel models (eg SEAT Altea 1.9 TDI) and in four trim levels available. The two-liter models, such as the SEAT Altea 2.0 TDI or the SEAT Altea 2.0 FSI come with a six-speed manual gearbox or with an optional six-speed automatic (2.0 FSI) and with the six-speed Direct Shift DSG (2.0 TDI) delivered. These are the SEAT Altea 2008, many more trim levels as the volume model SEAT Altea 1.9 TDI Stylance or the special edition SEAT Altea Freetrack, which is offered with either front-wheel drive or as a SEAT Altea 4x4 versions. Especially economical is available since the end of 2009, 1.9 TDI engine with 105 hp, which reduces fuel consumption due to recuperation and start-stop system on average 4.5 liters in the Altea. His counterpart with a petrol engine was presented from the summer of 2010 with the new VW typical 1.2 TSI engine. The engine has 105 hp and replaced the 1.6-liter gasoline engine with 102 hp from. This engine can also be integrated as Ecomotive variant with brake energy recuperation and start-stop system in new cars. Very family-friendly presents the SEAT Altea inside: The enormous space in the rear, which can total more than 30 shelves and compartments, the standard luggage net and the dual boot floor nothing to be desired. All this makes the SEAT Altea a practical family van.