SEAT has taken the wraps off the facelifted Alhambra which comes with both cosmetic and technical revisions.

SEAT has taken the wraps off the facelifted Alhambra which comes with both cosmetic and technical revisions.

Volkswagen applied a mid-cycle refresh on its Sharan seven-seat MPV earlier this year and now time has come for its Spanish sibling to receive just about the same array of updates. On the outside it has gained different taillights with LEDs along with a slightly different brand logo set, new wheel designs and fresh body paints.

It's the same story with the interior cabin where there's an updated steering wheel design, new trim colors as well as some minor tweaks to the buttons and knobs. The latest-gen 6.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system now comes with MirrorLink technology so you will be able to pair your Android-running smartphone. There's now support for gesture control as well along with the SEAT Full Link connectivity solution providing extended smartphone support for devices running on at least Android 5.0 and iOS 7.1.

More importantly, the engine lineup has been revised and all units are now Euro 6-compliant and up to 15% more efficient than before. The facelifted Alhambra will be available with a 150 PS 1.4 TSI engine and a beefier 220 PS 2.0 TSI while on the diesel side we find a 115 PS 1.6 TDI and a 2.0 TDI with 150 PS & 184 PS. All engines (except for the 1.6 TDI) can be optionally paired to a DSG that comes standard with the 2.0 TSI while an all-wheel drive system is available on the 150 PS 2.0 TDI.

Lastly, SEAT has also brushed up the safety & assistance system offerings and will sell the 2016 Alhambra with a standard multi-collision brake. Novelties include a blind-spot sensor, parking assist, full beam assist, traffic sign recognition, drowsiness detection, keyless entry, massaging seats and a DCC adaptive chassis control system.

SEAT will kick off sales of the revised Alhambra seven-seat MPV this fall.

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SEAT Alhambra facelift brings minor styling tweaks and more efficient engines