Front row Seat at awards night

Seat Alhambra has been named seven-seater of the year for private hire operators.

It collected the trophy for MPV of the Year for Private Hire operators at Professional Driver magazine’s Car of the Year awards, which are voted on by readers.

Mark Bursa, editor, said, ‘Private Hire operators still need full-size people-movers, and the Alhambra really fits the bill. Facelifted last year with new sat nav, lights and Euro 6 engines, it has always been a potent product. It’s a genuine seven-seater, with ease of access via sliding doors, not to mention low running costs.’

Meanwhile, Steve Mirfin, product manager, Alhambra, SEAT UK, said, ‘The Alhambra was developed with comfort and practicality in mind. Few MPVs manage to offer the space, design and running costs that Private Hire operators want; the Alhambra excels in all of them, and this award is confirmation of that.’