design with a power and torque boost.
30 April 2007.
Seat's Altea XL is certainly hot.
But if it gets even more torrid, with some help from
JE DESIGN car tuners, would you say... no thanks? Of
Well, there are a few way to get
hotter. There is the heart in the engine, there are
the looks, and there are the "legs", yes,
Now first, the Spanish
performance gets boosted up to 130 kW/176 HP, with no
less than 405 Nm torque.
Since power is not everything, the
Altea XL sits on a lower suspension setting with
19-inch complete wheel design "Multispoke".
Then, the body receives a special
kit with 4-pipe stainless steel exhaust pipes.
set (35 mm) and optional adjustable
So, if you like the minivan
practicality with a sporty Latin flavor, your direct
answer might lay simply in the Seat (part of the
Volkswagen group) Altea XL. And there might be even
Yes, it's the professional tuning
recipe, with JE DESIGN is shaping the Altea XL in a
clearly sportier version of the compact family car (C
segment, lower medium). A car body kit completes the
aesthetic form with a few other options like lowering
the body, a sports exhaust and new rims.
You might like a different look for
your Altea. A complete facelift procedure is performed
by JE DESIGN on the front. A new grill with grid inset
is available in Matt Black or at request in matching
eye brows: a more serious look.
Want more? Well, that's just the
Next are headlight eye brows
providing the Altea series-produced headlights with a
more serious look.
The third step is a new front
spoiler available to optimise aerodynamics. JE DESIGN
focus its attention as well on the other side of the
Seat Altea, with side skirts and a new rear apron
fitting. The optical lowering of vehicle exudes a rear
sporty look. All these parts are also available as a
Further optical effects touch the
doors with an 8-component highly polished door handle
set in chrome. Matching to this the Leingarten,
Germany, based tuner offers the B-pillar in “3D
Now comes the power boost. JE
DESIGN increases the 2.0 TDI engine from
series-produced 103 kW/166 PS to 130 kW/176 PS / 4000
Yet, the most significant leap
forward comes from the improved elasticity values,
with the torque boost from 320 Nm to 405 Nm.
The power surge affects high-speed
as well. With 210 km/h the Altea runs a quick 9km/h
faster than the series-produced version. The sprint
from 0-100 km/h is performed in just 8,9 seconds
versus 9,9 seconds. As expected from a serious tuner,
JE DESIGN supplies the power enhancement with TÜV
anti-corrosion stainless steel
tailpipes, two from each side.
After the looks and the power boost
come agility enhancements through a lowering set of
approximately 35 mm. Optionally offered by JE DESIGN
is an adjustable coilover suspension with preset
For those who prefer sustained
deceleration, JE DESIGN installs a 330x28mm 4-piston
sports brake system on the front axle providing more
The cherry of the cake comes with
the new rims. For example, offered within the complete
wheel sets is the design "Multispoke" in 8.0
x 19 ET 45 with tires 225/35 R19. This wheel also
comes in Chrome-look in 17- and 18-inch sizes.
Alternatively JE DESIGN offers the design
"Masterline" in 17-inch.
On the "audio" side of
the tuning term, the sporty melody comes from the
powerful sound of the special rear silencer. It is
composed of four 90mm anti-corrosion stainless steel
tailpipes, two from each side, insuring an even more
Enough talking now.
Market-specific prices, shipping costs and other
information - or inquiries - about the complete tuning
program from JE DESIGN for the VW automotive group is
available from their website at www.JE-DESIGN.de.