Seat Altea XL Towbars

Seat Altea XL Towbars

Seat Altea XL Towing Specifics

The Seat Altea XL was first introduced in 2006 by the Spanish manufacturer as a compact MPV, with plenty of towing capabilities. We will cover the towing specifics of this model below.

Seat Altea XL Towbar Electrics Kits

It is recommended that all tow bars fitted to a Seat Altea XL vehicle are done so with a dedicated electrics kit, rather than a universal electrics kit. A dedicated electrics kit not only ensures all modern features such as; trailer stability and parking sensors are functional, but also helps to keep your vehicle's warranty unaffected.

We offer both universal and dedicated electrics kits for the Seat Altea XL vehicle towbars, but be aware that universal electrics kits can invalidate any manufacturer warranty your vehicle has and may also require a bypass relay.

Check your Seat warranty for more information.

Bypass Relays

All tow bars for the Seat Altea XL models will require a bypass relay, if universal electrics are fitted.

A bypass relay works by powering what it is you are towing through transferring power straight from the battery instead of taking too much current away from your vehicle.

Whereas a dedicated system works in harmony with your vehicle's ECU and all of its functions.

Coding

This is the coding of the ECU to accept the dedicated system, this updates your vehicles software to run smoothly with the new towbar.

All Seat Altea XL models will require coding.

Coding is used to update your vehicles software in order for it to run coherently with the new towbar through the dedicated electrics.

Bumper Cuts

Depending on the towbar, Seat Altea XL models will require a bumper cut. A bumper cut is when a fraction of the vehicle's rear bumper is cut in order to fit the towbar.

All Seat Altea XL models have towbars that require visible bumper cuts.

Nose Weight

Nose weight is the amount of weight pushing down on the tow ball, it is important not to exceed the nose weight set on the tow bar, failure to do so could damage the car chassis and/or tow bar mounting points. Nose weight varies depending on the towbar you choose and are displayed under each tow bar below.

All Seat Altea XL models have a nose weight of 75kg up to 100kg.

Towing Weight

Towing weight is the weight that a Seat Altea XL vehicle can tow safely, without any risk of damaging the vehicle. Towing weights are bar specific and displayed below each towbar.

For all Seat Altea XL vehicles, the towbars have a towing weight capacity of 1400kg up to 1650kg.

You will need to check the towing limit for your Seat Altea XL vehicle model as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.

ST4322
USD $ 158.79

Electrics Coding:  Required

Bumper Cuts:  Visible

Bypass Required:  Yes

Towing Weight Kg:  1400

Nose Weight Kg:  75

SA17A
USD $ 203.01

Electrics Coding:  Required

Bumper Cuts:  Visible

Bypass Required:  Yes

Towing Weight Kg:  1500

Nose Weight Kg:  75

446600
USD $ 286.79 USD $ 126.19

Electrics Coding:  Required

Bumper Cuts:  Visible

Bypass Required:  Yes

Model Exclusions:  Copa, FR

Towing Weight Kg:  1600

Nose Weight Kg:  75

034-451
USD $ 132.14

Electrics Coding:  Required

Bumper Cuts:  Visible

Bypass Required:  Yes

Towing Weight Kg:  1600

Nose Weight Kg:  75

344043
USD $ 192.82

Electrics Coding:  Required

Bumper Cuts:  Visible

Bypass Required:  Yes

Towing Weight Kg:  1650

Nose Weight Kg:  100

SA17AS
USD $ 203.01

Electrics Coding:  Required

Bumper Cuts:  Visible

Bypass Required:  Yes

Towing Weight Kg:  1500

Nose Weight Kg:  75

519200
USD $ 559.01 USD $ 245.96

Electrics Coding:  Required

Detachable Type:  Automatic Horizontal

Bumper Cuts:  Visible

Bypass Required:  Yes

Model Exclusions:  Copa, FR

Towing Weight Kg:  1400

Nose Weight Kg:  75

034-453
USD $ 233.66

Electrics Coding:  Required

Detachable Type:  Automatic Vertical

Bumper Cuts:  Visible

Bypass Required:  Yes

Model Exclusions:  Bio-Petrol, LPG

Towing Weight Kg:  1668

Nose Weight Kg:  75

SA17AQ
USD $ 309.98

Electrics Coding:  Required

Detachable Type:  Quantum Horizontal

Bumper Cuts:  Visible

Bypass Required:  Yes

Towing Weight Kg:  1500

Nose Weight Kg:  75

344048
USD $ 333.78

Electrics Coding:  Required

Detachable Type:  Automatic Vertical

Bumper Cuts:  Visible

Bypass Required:  Yes

Towing Weight Kg:  1650

Nose Weight Kg:  100

SA17AQF
USD $ 326.67

Electrics Coding:  Required

Detachable Type:  Flange Detachable

Bumper Cuts:  Visible

Bypass Required:  Yes

Towing Weight Kg:  1500

Nose Weight Kg:  75