Seat Alhambra axed, but Volkswagen Sharan continues until end of 2020

Another European minivan bites the dust. The Seat Alhambra has been axed, but production of the Volkswagen Sharan will continue until end of 2020.

Production of the Sharan will resume once the coronavirus crisis eases.

Seat told Autocar it is actively “reviewing the suitability of older models to ensure we’re fit and sustainable for the future”, and because of this the company has stopped production of the Alhambra in order to focus on plug-in hybrid Seat Leon hatch/estate and Cupra Formentor SUV.

The Alhambra began production in 1996 at the AutoEuropa plant in Palmela, Portugal alongside the Volkswagen Sharan and Ford Galaxy. The Alhambra was given a second generation in 2011 even though Volkswagen and Ford went their separate ways.

Around 500,000 Alhambras have been sold since its debut.

Source: Autocar