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Hotter Seat Altea XL becomes
With JE Design tuning fingers

JE DESIGN Seat Altea XL, front side view.

New 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 course not.

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, the suspension.

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.

JE DESIGN Seat Altea XL, rear-side view.

Lowering set (35 mm) and optional adjustable suspension.

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 more pepper.

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 vehicle finish.

JE DESIGN Seat Altea XL: headlight eye brows for a more serious look

Headlight eye brows: a more serious look.

Want more? Well, that's just the first step.

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 complete kit.

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 Chrome”.

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 rpm.

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 parts approval.

JE DESIGN Seat Altea XL, rear details.

Four 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 damper setting.

For those who prefer sustained deceleration, JE DESIGN installs a 330x28mm 4-piston sports brake system on the front axle providing more safety.

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 sporty look. 

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

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