2018 Seat Alhambra 2.0 auto TDI XCELLENCE DSG







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Seat Alhambra mid wheelchair user position rear ramp WAV from Southern Mobility Vehicles

We can only say good things about the Seat Alhambra wheelchair accessible vehicle. As a mobility vehicle, it works hard for everyone, especially wheelchair users. This WAV has a level lowered floor and a low centre of gravity, plus it’s a car and not a van. The critical factor with the low centre of gravity is not just the incredible all-around view wheelchair users get. Being lower to the ground in the vehicle means a better ride and less chance of travel sickness.

The single-piece, lightweight and beautifully sprung rear ramp is a pleasure to use. It has an excellent meaty handle to make opening the ramp, lowering and closing it effortless and straightforward. The Seat Alhambra WAV always comes with four seats or sometimes with the fifth central row two-seat, which is removable. Leaving it present would mean the wheelchair user is behind the second row, but it means you can carry the extra seated passenger.

The driver is in for a treat as much of Seat’s switchgear is from Volkswagen, so it’s well thought out, easy to operate and generous too if the WAV is an SE specification or above. Electric seats, leather, satnav, Bluetooth and other features missing from many wheelchair accessible cars and vans are present. The DSG auto gearbox mated with the 2.0 diesel engine is a dream, and it’ll feel like a VW in the driving seat; if you manage to acquire the 180bhp Lux version, there will be a broad smile on your face when you press the loud pedal. We aren’t recommending you try this unless all your passengers are willing and happy to be impressed with the power, but we are big on at least trying to put a smile on our buyers’ faces when buying a mobility car.

Another good feature of this WAV is it retains its exterior looks well, so it’s hard to see it’s a wheelchair accessible conversion, but sadly not many were converted. Hence, owners tend to hang on to them for as long as possible and often have high mileage. When they finally come up for sale, they are rarely cheap, even with high mileage, so we always try and snap them up if they fit our high standards.

SMV conclusion: A solid, well-built car with a good specification and a real VW quality feel about it. This WAV is comfortable for everyone. Having the original row two seats in a WAV is quite rare, and the comfort that goes along with the legroom is always a pleasure. We are pleased to report that everyone enjoys travelling in the Seat Alhambra, which means the car’s suspension, even on the sportier versions, is kind too.

Why not give Southern Mobility Vehicles a call if this WAV isn’t quite right for you. We are independent WAV advisors, so you will get the best of all worlds, whatever your wheelchair access needs are. Whether you are looking for a new Motability WAV, a Nearly New Motability WAV, short term hire or an outright purchase, we are the WAV dealer to call first. We are here to help; we know how hard it is to be confident you are buying the right mobility vehicle for your needs.

Accessibility Experience
  • An automated rear tailgate and ramp entry system for quicker and easier wheelchair user access
  • More car-like and less van-like than many wheelchair accessible vehicles
  • An ideal accessible family car with five standard manufacturer seats (centre seat is removable)
  • Good quality suspension makes for a smoother ride for wheelchair users
  • A low centre of gravity means a more stable ride for most wheelchair users
  • A surprisingly long lowered floor for this size of WAV gives quality space
  • Superior forward and all-round better vision for most wheelchair users
  • The low internal road noise in this WAV improves the quality of sociability
  • Isofix present on second-row outer seats for baby & toddler seats
Driver and passenger experience
  • Seat upholstery: leather
  • Automatic air conditioning with three climate control zones
  • Driver seat: sports type, heated, electrically adjustable, six electrical adjustments with seat back table, passenger seat: sports type, heated, electrically adjustable, six electrical adjustments with seat back table
  • Front and rear electric windows with one-touch on two windows
  • Engine start/stop
  • Alloy & leather multi-function steering wheel with tilt adjustment and telescopic adjustment
  • Side manual blind
  • Dynamic steering
  • Front and rear wheels: 17 inch alloy rims ; width: 7.0 inches
  • Four disc brakes including two ventilated discs
  • Turbo-charger
  • Independent strut front suspension with anti-roll bar and coil springs, independent trailing arm rear suspension with anti-roll bar and coil springs
  • Transmission: 6-speed dual clutch manual sequentional with automatic mode featuring gear lever mounted on the floor
  • Hill holder
  • Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror
  • Piano black trim on dashboard, piano black trim on doors and leather gearknob
  • Centre armrest between front seats
  • Floor console, partial overhead console
  • Chrome/silver roof rails
  • Glass roof
  • Electronic hand brake
  • Remote controlled remote boot/hatch/rear door release
  • Refrigerated storage compartment in glove compartment
  • Electric boot/hatch pull down
  • Storage compartment under driver seat
  • Secondary ventilation controls with digital display for front passenger, secondary ventilation controls for rear passengers
  • Automatic hazard lights
  • Steering wheel mounted remote audio controls
  • Eight speakers
  • Audio system with digital media card reader, touch screen and CD player that reads MP3 CDs ; radio receives AM/FM, digital and RDS colour screen
  • 12v power outlet located in cargo section and front section
  • Front and rear reading lights
  • Cup holders for front seats and rear seats
  • Bluetooth includes phone connection and music streaming
  • Connections for USB (front) and auxiliary audio devices (front)
  • Analogue & digital dashboard
  • Voice activating system includes phone
  • Telematics , includes 99 months subscription
  • Satellite navigation system with colour, 6.5 inch display, touch screen, 3D and voice and traffic information
  • Single 6.5 inch touch sensitive multi-function display screen(s)
  • Front radar-type parking distance sensors, rear radar & camera-type parking distance sensors
  • Halogen low beam halogen high beam headlights with complex surface lenses
  • Headlight controlsystems: dusk sensor, on-coming vehicle sensor and height adjustment
  • Privacy glass on the rear window and on the rear side windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Day time running lights
  • Body colour power door mirrors ; heated with integrated indicator lights, body colour power door mirrors ; heated with integrated indicator lights and automatic tilt feature when reversing
  • Electrically foldable mirrors
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Headlight cleaners
  • Electronic traction control
  • Drivers airbag, passengers airbag with de-activation switch
  • Stability controlsystem
  • Electronic brake distribution
  • Brake assist system
  • Low tyre pressure indicator
  • Collision warning system and includes driver monitor and visual/acoustic warning
  • Anti-theft protection with interior monitoring
  • Cruise control
  • Particle filter system
  • Ventilation system with digital display, air filter and active carbon filter
  • Cornering lights/kerb illumination
  • Tinted glass
  • LED side indicator lights and rear lights
  • Heated washers
  • Rear/reverse parking guidance display

Please note that some vehicles specification may not match the manufacturer supplied information due to the nature of vehicles being converted for wheelchair accessibility. Please ask us to check anything that is important to you.

Our exclusive and comprehensive Autoguard Nationwide All Mechanical and All Electrical Premium Warranty and Breakdown Assist cover always runs for 3 years and includes:

Full Breakdown Assist to include Roadside Recovery, Onward Travel, Home Start and Accident recovery

Unlimited Number of Warranty Claims on unlimited mileage

Maximum individual claim limit of £2400 including VAT

Breakdown & Recovery 24 Hours a Day/365 Days a Year 

Key WAV component cover Included

Parts and Labour are included

Continental warranty repair cover

A Free Downloadable Autoguard Contract Holder App

Transferable to a New Owner if sold Privately


Our warranty also covers you for - In Car Entertainment Systems, Air Conditioning, Driver Interface Systems, EGR Valves, Catalytic Converter and Fuel Injectors, Misfuelling Cover and Broken or Lost Key Cover 

For new WAVs you will get our exclusive and comprehensive WAV only warranty to run alongside your manufacturer’s warranty

Your Warranty & Rescue booklet

We have partnered with disability insurance specialists, Fish Insurance, who can offer Disability Car Insurance policies specifically to cover disabled drivers, adapted cars, and WAVs.

Options for any driver cover, as well as policies for non-drivers, so you can insure the vehicle in your name and it be driven by yourself, family, friends, or carers

Cover for the repair and replacement of adaptations to your car that you’ve told Fish about

Free courtesy car while your car is being repaired at one of Fish’s approved garages (or up to £700 mobility allowance if a suitable car isn’t available)

If your car is stolen, any settlement will take into account any modifications that you’ve told Fish about

Cover for accidental damage to other people’s property or injury to others up to £20m (and up to £5m per claim)

Lifetime guarantee on repairs. If you maintain the vehicle to the manufacturer’s schedule, any repairs carried out by approved repairers are guaranteed while you own the car

Protection up to £2,500 for wheelchairs or other mobility aids being transported in your car

To get a tailored quote, call 0333 331 3869 and quote code 2487.

As with any policy, limits and exclusions apply. For full details of the cover provided by Fish Insurance, click here.

Southern Mobility Vehicles ltd is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Fish Administration Limited. Fish Insurance is a trading style of Fish Administration Ltd. Fish Administration Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Firm Reference Number 310172. Fish Administration Ltd is registered in England & Wales. Company Registration Number 4214119. Registered Office: Rossington’s Business Park, West Carr Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7SW. Fish Administration Ltd is part of the PIB Group.

Height 1720mm
Width 1904mm
Length 4854mm
Fuel Consumption
Combined MPG 53.3
Extra Urban MPG 58.9
Urban Cold MPG 46.3
Power (BHP) 184
Maximum Speed (mph) 134
Torque (Nm) 380
Engine and Drivetrain
Cylinders 4
Driven Axle FRONT
Engine Capacity (cc) 1968
Forward Gears 6
Emissions (CO2) 141
Engine Euro Status 6
Seats 5
More information
  • Power: (from primary fuel) 135 kW , 184 HP EEC @ 3,500 rpm; , 380 Nm @ 1,750 rpm
  • External dimensions: 4,854mm long, 1,904mm wide, 1,720mm high, 163mm ground clearance, 2,919mm wheelbase, 1,569mm front track, 1,617mm rear track, 11,900mm turning circle (wall to wall), 191.1 inches long, 75.0 inches wide, 67.7 inches high, 6.4 inch ground clearance, 114.9 inch wheelbase, 61.8 inch front track and 63.7 inch rear track

Please note that some vehicles specification may not match the manufacturer supplied information due to the nature of vehicles being converted for wheelchair accessibility. Please ask us to check anything that is important to you.

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