If you are looking for a reliable and practical five-door family hatchback, the SEAT Leon should be high up on your list. If you value style, great features and economy, then the new Leon definitely fits the bill. There are six trim levels available to choose from – S, SE TECHNOLOGY, SE DYNAMIC TECHNOLOGY, FR TECHNOLOGY, XCELLENCE TECHNOLOGY and CUPRA 300
The SEAT Leon has an elegance about it, whichever way you look. A black chrome-trimmed grille sports the SEAT emblem and is flanked by bold headlights that run flush to the edge of the bonnet. Jauntily-angled chrome-clad door mirrors catch the eye, as do 15-inch steel wheels. Body-coloured door handles make a subtle impression while around the back striking tail lights are bisected by the boot.
There’s a winning simplicity to the five-seat cabin. The grey-scale upholstery bestows an appealing consistency to the interior. Dashboard dials are clearly visible through the top half of the steering wheel. The centre console features controls that are well-organised. Both front seats each have headrests and can be reclined to optimise comfort. There are several convenient places to store possessions and drinks, such as in front door armrests and centre console cup holders.
When you take to the road in the SEAT Leon, you can switch between three driving modes. Choosing Eco, Normal or Sport enables you to achieve a desired level of performance, or conserve fuel. Choose the best qualities of each mode to create your own profile so that the vehicle is always ready to go, the way you want it.
A SEAT sound system comes with a six-channel amplifier that relays 135 watts through ten speakers, including a subwoofer. No matter what music you’re into, whether it’s light classical or bass-heavy hip-hop, it will always be music to your ears in the SEAT Leon. With Bluetooth® connectivity you can stream tunes too, from any of your compatible media devices.
The SEAT Leon holds a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating and comes with a suite of safety features. Included is Lane Assist which utilises video technology that recognises road markings. If you unwittingly begin to drift out of your lane, Lane Assist will gently put you back on the correct course. Front, side, full-length curtain and driver-knee airbags are in position to protect all passengers in the unlikely event of a collision. Elsewhere, the little ones on board benefit from extra security with ISOFIX anchor points which are featured on rear outer seats. Tyre Pressure Monitoring continually analyses the vehicle’s tyres and lets you know if there’s any significant fluctuation.
The SEAT Leon features a 1.6-litre 115PS engine with five-speed manual transmission and can deliver a maximum torque of 250Nm. With CO2 emissions from 99g/km and a combined fuel consumption of up to 74.3mpg, the Leon is as kind to your pocket as it is to the environment. Furthermore, SEAT’s Start/Stop System reacts to standstills by switching off the engine in order to conserve fuel and reduce emissions further. The Leon has a VED ‘Band A’ designation, which means you will pay no Vehicle Excise Duty for the first year of ownership.
To see the SEAT Leon, visit our Bumpers Farm dealership in Chippenham. To book a test drive, click on the button below or call us on 01249 567 545.