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Seats and headrests

Folding the backrest of the front passen-
ger seat forward

Remove any objects from the front passen-

ger seat cushion 

››› 

.

Move the passenger seat to its lowest posi-

tion.

Move the front passenger seat back as far

as possible.

Unlock the backrest of the front passenger

seat in the direction of the arrow

››› 

Fig. 138 

1

.

Fold the backrest of the front passenger

seat forwards in the direction of the arrow 

2

until it is horizontal.

Once folded down, the backrest has to be

locked safely.

When carrying objects on the folded down
backrest of the passenger seat, the front air-
bag of this seat must be disabled

››› 

page 26

.

Lifting the backrest of the front passenger
seat

When lifting the passenger backrest, make

sure there are no objects or body parts within
the hinge movement area.

Lift the backrest of the front passenger seat

by first unlocking it again 

››› 

Fig. 139

.

Lift the backrest of the seat in an upright

position.

Once it is raised again, the backrest must

be correctly engaged.

WARNING

Serious injuries can be caused if the pas-
senger seat backrest is lowered or lifted
without due care and attention.

Only fold and lift the backrest of the front

passenger seat when the vehicle is station-
ary.

When folding down the passenger seat,

always make sure there are no people or
animals in the backrest area.

While the passenger backrest is down,

the front airbag must always be disabled
and the PASSENGER AIR BAG 



 

 warning

lamp must be on.

When moving the passenger backrest up

and down, keep your hands, fingers, feet
and other body parts out of the operating
area of the hinges and the locking mecha-
nism of the seat.

Mats or other objects can be caught in

the hinges of the backrest of the front pas-
senger seat. This would cause the backrest
not to be locked in an upright position when
lifting it.

Once the backrest is up, it must be cor-

rectly engaged in an upright position. Oth-
erwise, it could move unexpectedly and
cause severe injuries.

WARNING

When folding down the passenger back-
rest, its anchor points and hinges are left
uncovered and may cause severe injuries in
the event of a sudden brake or accident.

When the passenger seat backrest is

lowered nobody else can travel in the cor-
responding seats (not even a child).

When the passenger seat backrest is

lowered, the only permitted seat is the rear
seat behind the driver seat. This also ap-
plies to children travelling on a child seat.

Front centre armrest

Fig. 140 

Front centre armrest

To 

lift

 the central armrest, lift it upwards in the

direction of the arrow 

››› 

Fig. 140

, setting by

setting.

»

139

Operation

To 

lower

 the armrest, first lift it to its highest

position. Then lower it down.

To 

move

 the armrest horizontally, move it for-

ward 

››› 

Fig. 140

 or backward as much as

possible in the direction of the corresponding
arrow.

WARNING

The front centre armrest may obstruct the
driver's arm movements, which could
cause an accident and severe injuries.

Keep the storage compartments of the

centre armrest closed at all times while the
vehicle is in motion.

Never let anyone sit on the centre arm-

rest while the vehicle is in motion, not even
a child. This position is incorrect and may
cause severe injuries.

Transport and practical
equipment

Storing objects

Positioning the luggage and cargo

It is possible to carry objects and luggage in
the vehicle, in a trailer 

››› 

page 301

 and on

the roof 

››› 

page 150

. When doing so, please

consider all legal provisions.

Placing luggage inside the vehicle safely

Distribute the load in the vehicle as evenly

as possible.

Always place equipment and heavy ob-

jects in the boot 

››› 

.

Position heavy items in the boot as far for-

ward as possible.

Take into account the maximum authorised

weight per axle, as well as the maximum au-
thorised weight of the vehicle 

››› 

page 357

.

Secure the objects to the fastening rings of

the boot using appropriate chains or belts

››› 

page 145

.

Also place small objects safely.

Adapt tyre pressure to the load. Take into

account the pressure adhesive of the tyres

››› 

page 331

.

In vehicles equipped with tyre control sys-

tem, adjust to the new load status if necessa-
ry 

››› 

page 334

.

WARNING

Loose or unsecured objects can cause seri-
ous injury in case of sudden manoeuvring
or braking or in case of an accident. Partic-
ularly if the airbag hits them when deploy-
ing and they are thrown across the inside of
the vehicle. Please observe the following
rules to minimise the risk of injury:

Place all objects inside the vehicle safe-

ly.

Secure all objects, little and large.

Place the objects in the cabin in such a

way that they can never reach the airbag
deployment areas while the vehicle is in
motion.

Keep the storage compartments closed

at all times while the vehicle is in motion.

Place the objects in such a way that they

never force any occupant of the vehicle to
sit in an incorrect position.

When transporting objects that take up a

seat, never let anyone use that seat.

Never leave hard, sharp or heavy objects

loose in open storage compartment of the
vehicle, on the cover behind the rear seat
or on the dashboard.

Remove all hard, sharp or heavy objects

from the fabrics and bags inside the cabin
and store them safely.

140

Transport and practical equipment

WARNING

The transport of heavy object changes ve-
hicle handling and increases braking dis-
tance. Heavy objects that are not properly
placed or secured may cause loss of con-
trol of the vehicle and thus severe injuries.

Never put too much load in the vehicle.

Both the carrying capacity as well as the
distribution of the load in the vehicle have
effects on the driving behaviour and brak-
ing ability.

When transporting heavy objects, the

driving behaviour of the vehicle varies due
to the displacement of the centre of gravi-
ty.

Always distribute the load in the vehicle

as evenly and horizontally as possible.

Always place heavy objects in the boot

before the rear axle and as far away from it
as possible.

Objects in the luggage compartment

that are unsecured could move suddenly
and modify the handling of the vehicle.

Adapt your speed and driving style at all

times to suit visibility, weather, road and
traffic conditions.

Accelerate with particular care and cau-

tion.

Avoid sudden braking and manoeuvres.

Brake earlier than usual.

WARNING

Never leave your vehicle unattended, es-

pecially when the rear lid is open. Children
could climb into the luggage compartment,
closing the door behind them; they will be
trapped and run the risk of death.

Close and lock all the doors and the rear

lid when you leave the vehicle. Before you
lock the vehicle, make sure that there are
no adults or children in the vehicle.

CAUTION

Electrical wires or, depending on the fea-
tures, the antenna embedded into the rear
windows could be damaged, even irrepara-
bly, if they are in contact with objects.

Note

Straps for securing the load to the fasten-
ing rings are commercially available from
accessory shops.

Luggage compartment

Luggage compartment shelf

Fig. 141 

In the luggage compartment: luggage

compartment tray.

»

141

Operation

Fig. 142 

Remove the shelf supports A then put

them away safely B.

The rear shelf can be fitted behind the sec-
ond or third row of seats 

››› 

.

Opening the shelf

Pull the shelf handle 

››› 

Fig. 141

 

A

 a little bit

backwards.

Release the shelf upwards by the side sup-

ports and guide it forward.

Closing the shelf

Pull the unfolded shelf evenly on the guide

backwards.

Secure the shelf using the left and right side

supports.

Installing the shelf behind the second row
of seats

Place the shelf in its position in the side lin-

ing, left-hand side first.

Release the shelf in the direction of the ar-

row 

››› 

Fig. 141

 

B

.

Insert the shelf into the right-hand support,

pressing down.

Installing the shelf behind the third row of
seats

Remove the shelf from the side trim support

››› 

Fig. 142

 

A

. To do this, press the shelf up-

wards (arrow) and remove it.

Open the compartment in the left-hand

side boot lining 

››› 

page 152

 and hook the

shelf to the rear of the compartment lid

››› 

Fig. 142

 

B

.

Close the rear left-hand side lining com-

partment.

Place the shelf in its position in the side lin-

ing, left-hand side first.

Lift the shelf off in direction of the arrow

››› 

Fig. 141

 

B

.

Insert the shelf into the right-hand support,

pressing down.

Removing the shelf

Release the shelf in the direction of the ar-

row 

››› 

Fig. 141

 

B

 and lift it in the direction of

the arrow 

C

.

Remove the shelf from the right-hand side

support.

Moreover, when detaching the shelf be-

hind the third seat row:

 cover the supports

of the side trims with their covers.

With only 5 seats:

 support the released

shelf by placing it on the front section of the
boot floor 

››› 

page 152

.

WARNING

If the shelf is placed on one of the rear
seats, this could cause serious injury in
case of sudden braking or an accident.

Whenever it the third row seats are occu-

pied, the shelf should be put behind this
row.

WARNING

Unsecured or incorrectly secured objects
or animals on the rear shelf could cause
serious injuries in case of a sudden ma-
noeuvre or braking or even an accident.

142

Transport and practical equipment

Do not leave hard, heavy or sharp ob-

jects (loose or in bags) on the rear shelf.

Never transport animals on the rear shelf.

Folding the rear seats down as a
cargo surface

Fig. 143 

Second row of seats:: fold down the

rear seat 

, rear seat as cargo surface 

.

Fig. 144 

Third row of seats: folding down the

rear seat for loading 

 putting it back into

place 

.

Each rear seat can fold down individually to
extend the luggage compartment.

Folding the seats in the second row of
seats for loading

If necessary, open the belt loop and wind

up the seat belt by hand.

If required, remove the headrests from the

integrated seats for children and refit them

››› 

page 36

.

If necessary, raise the armrests.

Remove objects from the footwell in front of

and behind the rear seat 

››› 

.

Move the rear seat all the way back.

Push the headrest down as far as it will go

››› 

page 12

.

In the middle seat, close the drinks carrier in

the rear of the centre console, if necessary.

Pull lever 

››› 

Fig. 143

 

1

 back and fold the

seat backrest forwards. The complete rear
seat folds forward 

››› 

.

Fold the seat backrest forwards until it locks

into the load surface position 

››› 

Fig. 143

 

.

If necessary, pull on the lever 

››› 

Fig. 144

 

2

to move the seat to the required position.

When the seat is folded down, no adults or

children should travel in it 

››› 

.

Folding the seats in the third row of seats
for loading

If necessary, open the belt loop and wind

up the seat belt by hand.

Open the rear lid.

»

143

Operation

Push the headrest down as far as it will go

››› 

page 12

.

Remove objects from the footwell in front of

and behind the rear seat 

››› 

.

Remove objects from the space below the

rear seat.

Remove the attachment elements and sup-

ports for the net from the rail system.

Pull lever 

››› 

Fig. 144

 

1

 back and fold the

seat backrest forwards. The rear seat folds
forward 

››› 

 and the cushion also moves for-

ward.

Fold the seat tray forward on top of the fol-

ded seat.

When the seat is folded down, no adults or

children should travel in it 

››› 

.

Putting the seats in the second row back in
place

Pull lever 

››› 

Fig. 143

 

1

 upwards and place

the seat backrests in vertical position. The
entire seat folds backwards.

Pull on the rear seats and the seat backrest

to ensure that they are correctly locked in
place and that the seat belt protection is
guaranteed for rear seat passengers.

Putting the seats in the third row back in
place

Open the rear lid.

Pull on the handle 

››› 

Fig. 144

 

2

 to put the

seat tray back in position.

Pull the handle 

››› 

Fig. 144

 

3

. The entire

seat folds backwards.

Press on the seat tray in the seat backrest

until it is held in position by its magnets.

Open the sliding door.

Put the seat backrest into position and

press firmly until it clicks into place.

Pull on the rear seats and the seat backrest

to ensure that they are correctly locked in
place and that the seat belt protection is
guaranteed for rear seat passengers.

WARNING

Folding and lifting the rear seats carelessly
without paying attention could cause seri-
ous injury.

Never fold or lift the seats while driving.

Do no trap or damage seat belts when

raising the seat backrest.

Keep your hands, fingers, feet and other

body parts out of the hinges and the seat
locking mechanism when folding and un-
folding.

Mats or other objects can be caught in

the hinges of the seat backrests or rear
seat. This could prevent the seat or seat
backrest from locking securely in the verti-
cal position.

All seat backrests must engage correctly

for the seat belts on the rear seats to work
properly. When the seat backrest of an oc-
cupied seat is not correctly locked in place,
the passenger can be thrust forward with
the seat backrest in case of sudden brak-
ing, sudden manoeuvres or an accident.

No seat must be occupied if the seat

backrest or seat is folded or not correctly
engaged.

CAUTION

Before folding the rear seat backrest, ad-

just the front seats so that neither the
headrest or backrest hit them when folded.

Objects placed in the footrest area in

front of and behind the rear seats can be
damaged when seats are folded down or
put back into position. Remove any objects
in the way before folding seats down or re-
positioning them.

Objects placed in the moulding on the

back of the third row of seats can be dam-
aged when folding down the seats or put-
ting them back into position. Remove any
objects in the way before folding seats
down or repositioning them.

The attachment elements and supports

for the net partition placed on the rail sys-
tem can be damaged when folding down
seats from the third row or putting them
back into position and these can also dam-
age the seats themselves. Before folding

144

Transport and practical equipment

down or repositioning the seats, remove
the attachment elements and supports for
the net from the rail system.

Fastening rings

Fig. 145 

In the luggage compartment: fasten-

ing rings.

There are fastening rings 

››› 

Fig. 145

 on the

front and rear of the boot to secure loose ob-
jects and luggage with fastening belts and
cords.

On some models, the fastening rings are lo-
cated right at the back, in the area of the lock
carrier plate.

There are other fastening rings located to the
left and right hand side of the second row
footrests.

WARNING

If unsuitable or damaged belts or retaining
straps are used, they could break in the
event of braking or an accident. Objects
could then be launched across the passen-
ger compartment and cause serious or fa-
tal injuries.

Always use belts or straps that are suita-

ble and in good condition.

Tighten the belts and straps in a cross

layout over the load placed on the boot
floor and secure them to the fastening rings
safely.

Never exceed the maximum tensile load

of the fastening rings when securing ob-
jects.

Make sure that, particularly for flat ob-

jects, the upper edge of the load is higher
than the fastening rings.

Depending on the features, take into ac-

count the instruction panels on the boot on
how to place the load.

Never secure a child seat to the fastening

rings.

Note

The maximum tensile load that the fas-

tening rings can support is approx. 3.5 kN.

Belts, straps and securing systems for the

appropriate load can be obtained from
specialised dealerships. SEAT recom-
mends visiting a SEAT dealership for this.

Rail system with fasteners

Fig. 146 

In the luggage compartment: system

including rails, adjustable attachment ele-

ments 

1

 and adjustable tightening straps 

2

.

The rails and attachment system consists of
four rails, movable attachment elements,
straps to be secured to the rails and a net
with supports to cover baggage

››› 

page 146

. The rail and attachment sys-

tem is designed to secure light objects. If the
seats in the third row are to be occupied by
passengers then attachment elements
should never be placed in the section of the
rails close to the seats 

››› 

.

Installing the attachment elements

Fit the attachment element with the ruts

facing upwards 

››› 

Fig. 146

 

1

 to the upper

part of the guide and press downwards.

Move the attachment element to the de-

sired position.

»

145

Operation

Always ensure that the attachment inserts

into the guide system 

››› 

.

Removing the attachment elements

Remove the attachment element from the

guide and pull downwards.

Securing a load

Pull the strap through the attachment ele-

ment and secure the load 

››› 

.

WARNING

In case of an accident or sudden braking,
the attachment elements in the parts of the
rails close to the seats of the third row
could injure seat occupants.

Whenever the seats on the third row are

to be occupied, remove the attachment el-
ements from the rails or move them all the
way back.

WARNING

Movable attachment elements that are not
secured correctly can be released from the
guide in case of sudden braking or acci-
dent. As a result, objects may be fired
through the vehicle interior causing serious
injury or death.

Always ensure that the movable attach-

ment elements are correctly inserted into
the guides.

WARNING

Unsuitable or damaged ropes or straps
may be released in case of sudden braking
or an accident. As a result, objects may be
fired through the vehicle interior causing
serious injury or death.

Always use the attachment straps of the

rail and attachment system.

Secure the attachment straps firmly to

the attachment elements.

Loose objects in the luggage compart-

ment can suddenly slide and change the
way the vehicle handles.

Secure all objects, little and large.

Never secure a child seat to the attach-

ment elements.

CAUTION

The attachment elements placed on the
rail system can be damaged when folding
down seats from the third row or putting
them back into position and these can also
damage the seats themselves. Before fold-
ing down or repositioning the seats, remove
the attachment elements and supports for
the net from the rail system.

Net to cover the luggage

Fig. 147 

Hook the baggage net A and use it as

a bag B.

146

Transport and practical equipment

Fig. 148 

Release the baggage net

If the seats in the third row are to be occupied
by passengers then attachment elements
should never be placed in the section of the
rails close to the seats 

››› 

.

Installing the baggage net supports

Fit the baggage net support into the guide

from the back and press downwards.

Move the baggage net support to the re-

quired position.

Always ensure that the net support inserts

into the rail system 

››› 

.

Hooking the baggage net into the support

Place the attachment rod on the baggage
net support 

››› 

Fig. 147

 

1

 and rotate 90° to

the left 

2

. The red mark on the attachment

rod should not be visible 

››› 

.

Using the net for bag type baggage

Fit the baggage net supports to each one

of the upper rails.

Fit a movable baggage net attachment el-

ement to each one of the lower guides

››› 

page 145

.

Hook the baggage net into the supports.

Hook the baggage net attachment strap

underneath into one of the movable attach-
ment elements 

››› 

Fig. 147

 

B

.

Join the baggage net supports to the upper

rails as much as possible by pushing them.

Press the sides of the baggage net togeth-

er so that they are held by the Velcro.

Using the baggage net to separate the
luggage compartment

Fit the baggage net supports to each one

of the upper rails.

Fit the baggage net supports to each one

of the lower rails.

Hook the baggage net into the supports.

To release the baggage net

Rotate the attachment rod 90° to the right

››› 

Fig. 148

 

1

 until you can see the red mark

on the rod. Pull the attachment rod upwards

2

.

With only 5 seats:

 after removing, place

the baggage net safely in the front compart-
ment on the floor of the boot 

››› 

page 152

.

Removing the baggage net supports

Remove the net attachment element from

the rail and pull it out downwards.

WARNING

In case of an accident or sudden braking,
the net attachment elements in the parts of
the rails close to the seats of the third row
could injure seat occupants.

Whenever the seats on the third row are

to be occupied, remove the attachment el-
ements from the rails or move them all the
way back.

WARNING

Baggage net supports that are not secured
correctly can be released from the guide in
case of the sudden braking or accident. As
a result, objects may be fired through the
vehicle interior causing serious injury or
death.

Always ensure that the baggage net sup-

ports are correctly inserted into the rails;
the red mark should not be visible.

Never secure a child seat to the baggage

net supports.

»

147

Operation

CAUTION

The baggage net supports placed on the
rail system can be damaged when folding
down seats from the third row or putting
them back into position and these can also
damage the seats themselves. Before fold-
ing down or repositioning the seats, remove
the baggage net supports from the rail sys-
tem.

Luggage net

Fig. 149 

In the luggage compartment: net for

hanging luggage.

The baggage net can be used to secure
lighter items.

Hooking the baggage net into the boot
floor

Hook the baggage net into the fastening

rings 

››› 

Fig. 149

 

1

 and 

2

.

Releasing the baggage net

The secured baggage net is taut 

››› 

.

Carefully unhook the baggage net hooks

from the fastening rings 

››› 

Fig. 149

 

1

.

Carefully unhook the baggage net hooks

from the fastening rings 

››› 

Fig. 149

 

2

.

WARNING

The elastic baggage net stretches when it
is secured to the luggage compartment
fastening rings. The secured baggage net
is taut. The hooks on the net can cause in-
jury if the net is incorrectly hooked or un-
hooked.

Always ensure that the hooks do not sud-

denly release from the fastening rings
when hooking or un-hooking.

Always keep your face and eyes protec-

ted at a safe distance to avoid injury should
a hook slip while hooking or unhooking.

Always engage the hooks in the order

given. If a baggage net hook springs back
this can cause injury.

Bag hooks

Fig. 150 

In the luggage compartment: bag

hooks.

On the right hand side of the luggage com-
partment there are some fold-out hooks for
hanging bags 

››› 

Fig. 150

.

Press the retaining hooks down 

››› 

Fig. 150

(arrow) and fold them.

After use, raise the hooks again.

The retaining hooks have been designed to
secure light shopping bags.

WARNING

Never use the hooks to hang luggage or
other objects. In case of sudden braking or
an accident, the hooks could break.

148

Transport and practical equipment

Net partition

Unfolding and folding the net parti-
tion

Fig. 151 

Deploying the net partition.

Fig. 152 

Folding in the net partition.

Before fitting the net partition in the vehicle it
must be unfolded.

Fold out the net partition

Take out the partition net from the corre-
sponding bag and unroll it.

Extend the cross rods 

››› 

Fig. 151

 

1

 and 

2

 of

the net in the direction of the arrows until it
“clicks”.

Folding in the net partition

Press on the release button 

››› 

Fig. 152

 

1

and bend the cross rod in the direction of the
arrow with the button pressed.

Press on the release button 

››› 

Fig. 152

 

2

and bend the cross rod in the direction of the
arrow with the button pressed.

Fold in the net partition and store it in its

bag.

Store the net partition safely in the vehicle.

Using the net partition

Fig. 153 

Net partition fitted.

The purpose of the net partition is to prevent
the items in the boot from moving into the
cabin, e.g. in the event of sudden braking.

Fitting the net partition

The partition net can be fitted behind the rear
seat or, depending on the features, behind
the front seats with the second row of seats
lowered.

If required, remove the rear shelf

››› 

page 141

.

Folding out the net partition 

››› 

page 149

.

Secure the net partition in the left housing

of the roof 

››› 

Fig. 153

 

A

. Make sure to move

the cross rod down beyond the upper posi-
tion.

»

149

Operation

Hook in the net partition on the rear right-

hand side roof housing by pressing on the rod

››› 

Fig. 153

 

A

.

Secure two hooks of the partition net to the

fastening rings of the boot 

››› 

Fig. 153

 

B

 and

tighten the straps firmly.

Removing the net partition

If required, remove the rear shelf

››› 

page 141

.

Loosen the straps from the net partition.

Release the net hooks from the fastening

rings 

››› 

Fig. 153

 

B

.

Unhook the net partition on the right-hand

side roof support 

››› 

Fig. 153

 

A

 by pressing

on the rod.

Unhook the net partition from the left-hand

side roof housing.

Fold in the net partition 

››› 

page 149

.

If required, fit the rear shelf 

››› 

page 141

.

WARNING

In order to ensure the proper functioning of
the luggage restraint systems (backrests
together with the net partition), place the
second row of seats in their rearmost posi-
tion to avoid the possibility of the load on
top moving forward. Risk to vehicle occu-
pants.

WARNING

During a sudden driving or braking ma-
noeuvre, or in the event of an accident, ob-
jects could be flung though the interior and
cause serious or fatal injuries.

Check whether the cross rods are cor-

rectly engaged.

Always secure objects, even when the

net partition is properly assembled.

There should be nobody behind the net

partition when the vehicle is moving.

CAUTION

If the net partition is secured incorrectly or
to incorrect points, this may damage the
vehicle.

Roof carrier

Introduction

The vehicle roof has been designed to opti-
mise aerodynamics. For this reason, cross
bars or conventional roof carrier systems
cannot be secured to the roof water drains.

As the roof water drains are integrated in the
roof to reduce air resistance, only SEAT-ap-
proved cross bars and roof carrier systems
can be used.

Cases in which cross bars and the roof
carrier system should be disassembled.

When they are not used.

When the vehicle is washed in a car wash.

When the vehicle height exceeds the maxi-

mum height, for example, in some garages.

WARNING

Always secure the load properly using

belts or retaining straps that are suitable
and in a good condition.

Bulky, heavy, long or flat loads have a

negative effect on aerodynamics, the cen-
tre of gravity and driving performance.

Avoid sudden braking and manoeuvres.

Adapt your speed and driving style at all

times to suit visibility, weather, road and
traffic conditions.

CAUTION

Remove the cross bars and the roof carri-

er system before entering a car wash.

Vehicle height is increased by the instal-

lation of cross bars or a roof carrier system
and the load secured on them. For this pur-
pose, check that your vehicle's height does
not surpass the headspace limit, for exam-
ple, for underpasses or for entering garage
doors.

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Transport and practical equipment

Cross bars, the roof carrier system and

the load secured on them should not inter-
fere with the roof aerial or hamper the path
of the panoramic sun roof and the rear lid.

On opening the rear lid make sure that it

does not knock into the roof load.

For the sake of the environment

When cross bars and a roof carrier system
are installed, the increased air resistance
means that the vehicle uses more fuel.

Securing the crossbars and the
roof carrier system

Fig. 154 

Attachment points for the roof railings

for the roof carrier system.

The crossbars are the basis of a series of
special roof carrier systems. For safety rea-
sons, special fixtures must be used to safely

transport luggage, bicycles, skis, surf boards
or boats on the roof. Suitable accessories
can be acquired at SEAT dealerships.

Always secure the crossbars and the roof
carrier system properly. Always take the as-
sembly instructions that come with the cross-
bars and the roof carrier system in question
into account.

The attachment openings are located on the
inner side of the side roof rods 

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Fig. 154

.

WARNING

Incorrect attachment and use of the cross-
bars and the roof carrier system may cause
the whole system to detach from the roof
and cause an accident and injuries.

Always take the manufacturer assembly

instructions into account.

Check threaded joints and attachments

travelling and if necessary tighten them af-
ter you have travelled a short distance.
When making long trips, check the threa-
ded joints whenever you stop for a rest.

Do not modify or repair the crossbars or

roof carrier system.

Note

Always read the assembly instructions that
come with the crossbars and the roof carri-
er system carefully and keep them in the
vehicle.

Loading the roof carrier system

The load can only be secured if the crossbars
and the roof carrier system are properly in-
stalled 

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.

Maximum authorised cargo on the roof

The maximum authorised cargo permitted for
transporting on the roof is 

100 kg

(220 pounds)

. This figure comes from the

combined weight of the roof carrier, the cross
bars and the load itself on the roof 

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.

Always check the weight of the roof carrier
system, the cross bars and the weight of the
load to be transported and weigh them if
necessary. Never exceed the maximum au-
thorised roof load.

If you are using cross bars and a roof carrier
with a lower weight rating, you will not be
able to carry the maximum authorised roof
load. In this case, do not exceed the maxi-
mum weight limit for the roof carrier which is
listed in the fitting instructions.

Distributing a load

Distribute loads uniformly and secure them
correctly 

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.

Check attachments

Once the cross bars and roof carrier system
have been installed, check the bolted con-
nections and attachments after a short

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Operation

journey and subsequently with a certain fre-
quency.

WARNING

Never exceed the maximum authorised

load on the roof and on the axles or the ve-
hicle's maximum authorised weight.

Never exceed the load capacity of the

cross bars and the roof carrier system,
even if the maximum authorised roof load
has not been reached.

Secure heavy items as far forward as

possible and distribute the vehicle load
uniformly.

WARNING

If the load is loose or not secured, it could
fall from the roof carrier system or cause
accidents and injuries.

Always use belts or retaining straps that

are suitable and in a good condition.

Storage compartment

Introduction

Use the storage compartments only for small
or light items.

In the front centre armrest compartment the
following factory-fitted connections are
available: 

USB/AUX-IN

.

The factory-fitted 

CD changer

 is located in

the left-hand storage compartment of the
luggage compartment.

WARNING

Objects inside the vehicle that are not se-
cured could be thrown across the cabin in
the event of sudden braking or manoeu-
vring. This may cause severe injuries as
well as loss of control of the vehicle.

Do not carry animals or sharp, hard or

heavy items in open storage compartments
of the vehicle, on the dashboard or on the
cover behind the rear seats, or inside
pieces of clothing or bags inside the vehi-
cle.

Keep the storage compartments closed

at all times while the vehicle is in motion.

WARNING

Objects in the driver's footwell could diffi-
cult the use of the pedals. This may cause
loss of control of the vehicle and increases
the risk of severe injuries.

Make sure that nothing prevents you from

using the pedals at any time.

Always secure the mat in the footwell.

Never place other mats or other type of

covers on the factory-fitted mat.

Ensure that no objects can fall into the

driver's footwell while the vehicle is in mo-
tion.

When the vehicle is stationary, remove

the objects in the footwell.

WARNING

If you leave lighters inside the vehicle, they
might be damaged or lit inadvertently. This
could lead to severe burns and damage to
the vehicle.

Before moving a seat, make sure there

are no lighters in the moving part area of
the vehicle.

Before closing a storage compartment,

make sure there are no lighters in the clos-
ing area.

Never leave a lighter inside a storage

compartment or any other surface of the
vehicle as it could ignite due to the high
temperatures on such surfaces, particular-
ly during the summer.

CAUTION

Do not store heat- or cold-sensitive ob-

jects, food or medicines in the cabin. Heat
and cold could damage them or render
them useless.

Objects made from transparent materi-

als left inside the vehicle, such as glasses,
magnifying glasses or transparent suction

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Transport and practical equipment

pads stuck to the windows can concentrate
sunlight and damage the vehicle.

Glove compartment

Fig. 155 

On the front passenger side: glove

compartment.

Fig. 156 

On the front passenger side: glove

compartment open.

Opening and closing the glove compart-
ment

Unlock the glove compartment where neces-
sary. The glove compartment is locked when
the key slot is vertical.

Opening

: Pull the handle 

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Fig. 155

 and

open the glove compartment.

Closing

: Press the glove compartment up-

wards.

Glove compartment cooling

With the AC on, cool air can be directed to-
wards the inside of the compartment. Turn
the air vent to open and close it.

WARNING

If the glove compartment is left open, the
risk of causing severe injuries in the event
of an accident, sudden braking or manoeu-
vring increases.

Always keep the glove compartment

closed while the vehicle is in motion.

CAUTION

For structural reasons, some vehicle ver-
sions will have gaps behind the glove com-
partment (for instance, behind the com-
partment for on-board documentation) into
which small objects may fall. This could
lead to strange noises and damage to the

vehicle. You should therefore not keep very
small objects in the glove compartment.

Storage compartment in the front
central armrest

Fig. 157 

In the front central armrest: storage

compartment.

Opening

: Given the case, press the unlock

button and raise the centre armrest in the di-
rection of the arrow 

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Fig. 157

.

Closing

: Lower the armrest.

WARNING

The centre armrest may obstruct the driv-
er's arm movements, which could cause an
accident and severe injuries.

Keep the storage compartments of the

centre armrest closed at all times while the
vehicle is in motion.

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Operation

Storage compartment in the roof
console (glasses case)

Fig. 158 

On the roof console: object holder for

glasses.

Opening

: Press and release the button

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Fig. 158

.

Closing

: Press the cover upwards until it clicks

into place.

Note

For the surveillance of the cabin to work
correctly, the storage compartments must
be closed when locking the vehicle

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Storage compartment in the roof
console

Fig. 159 

On the roof console: storage com-

partment.

To 

open

 press the button and release it

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Fig. 159

.

To 

close

, press the storage compartment up-

wards until it clicks into place.

To ensure interior monitoring works properly,
the storage compartments must be closed
when the vehicle is locked 

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Compartment in the instrument
panel

Fig. 160 

Storage compartment on the dash

panel

The storage compartment on the instrument
panel may have a cover.

To 

open

, press the button on the cover

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Fig. 160

 (arrow).

To 

close

, press the cover down until it clicks

into place.

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