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SEAT ST Leon SE Technology 1.0 Tsi Ecomotive 115PS 5Dr

SEAT ST Leon SE Technology 1.0 Tsi Ecomotive 115PS 5Dr

This video features the SEAT Leon range.

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Fuel Consumption
EC Combined (mpg)64.2
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
EC Extra Urban (mpg)74.3
EC Urban (mpg)52.3
Insurance
Insurance Group15E
Emissions
CO2 (g/km)102 (g/km)
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

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Ten Second Review

If you want an inexpensive family hatch that doesn't remind you that you haven't shelled out in a major fashion, SEAT's Leon 1.0 TSI model has a lot to be said for it. It's smart looking, economical and offers fairly peppy performance too.

Background

Conventional wisdom tends to dictate that a small engine in a big car will result in a level of fun about equivalent to a thumb in the eye. You could point to several examples down the years, where manufacturers tried to cut costs by installing an asthmatic lump under the bonnet that just couldn't do the business. That was then though. These days, car manufacturers have wised up. You can now buy big cars with small engines where small doesn't necessarily mean underpowered. Exhibit A is the SEAT Leon 1.0 TSI. What it lacks in cubic capacity, it more than makes up for in clever engineering. This improved third generation Leon is a car that's making a name for itself by combining driver appeal and value for money with space, utility and a rejuvenated package of media connectivity.

Driving Experience

We're getting quite familiar with the Volkswagen Group's three cylinder 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine now. It's being offered in everything from an Audi A3 or a Volkswagen Polo and whatever it's plumbed into, feels fizzy and willing. Here again in this Leon, it punches above its weight, powering the car to 62mph in 9.6s en route to 126mph. Plus it drives through a six-speed manual gearbox that's light yet positive in its action. The long sixth gear makes motorway work refined and economical. The chassis of the Leon remains simple in its architecture, with MacPherson strut front suspension, while the rear uses torsion beam suspension. Still, that's no bad thing as some of the very best hot hatches in this sector use exactly that set-up. The Leon rides and handles with polish. You'll notice the lack of weight at the front end when you turn in to a corner but the steering takes a little getting used to as it doesn't offer a great deal of feedback. There's plenty of grip, you just have to learn to trust the car's limits.

Design and Build

As before, Leon buyers can choose an 'ST' estate model as an alternative to the usual five-door hatch. In both cases, SEAT says that visual style was one of the key reasons why people bought the original version of this car, so it wasn't necessary with this facelifted version to change the aesthetics too much. A few tweaks though, have been made. At the front and rear, there are revised bumpers and bodywork with sharper, more assertive lines, plus there's a smarter chromed front grille. Inside, the ambient lighting LEDs' intensity can be regulated as the driver wishes from the newly designed a redesigned eight-inch central infotainment screen eliminates the need for many of the buttons and dials that were scattered around the fascia on the previous model. From this monitor, the LED ambient lighting of the cabin can be dimmed or intensified, giving the interior a classy feel. Otherwise, things are much as they were before, which means that passenger space is very class-competitive and there's a decently sized 380-litre boot in the hatch model. If you need more space than that, the ST estate offers 587-litres.

Market and Model

At present, SEAT only offers this 1.0-litre TSI engine with relatively plush 'SE Technology' trim, something that will limit its market reach. Prices start at around £19,000 for the five-door hatch. Expect to pay around £1,000 more if you want the ST estate version, and in both cases, there's the opportunity to find around £1,200 more for DSG auto transmission if you want it. There are key changes across the Leon range with regard to media connectivity, this revised model featuring the latest generation of the brand's 'Easy Connect' infotainment systems, activated by this model's new 'Media System Plus' eight-inch screen. Customers can also specify a 'Connectivity Box' in the central console that enables wireless smartphone charging. In addition, there's the brand's 'Full Link' system, which enables you to use apps from your smartphone on the fascia screen via either the 'Apple CarPlay' or 'Android Auto' media systems. This improved Leon also features many more options when it comes to electronic safety systems. Examples of this include 'Traffic Jam Assist', which virtually drives the car for you in stop/start traffic. And a 'Pedestrian Protection System' which scans the road ahead not only for other vehicles that might pose accident hazards but also people too.

Cost of Ownership

The Leon has always been a vehicle that has carried a reasonable asking price that is in turn backed up by solid residual values. The 1.0-litre petrol engine is sure to be attractive to used buyers who want a modern car but don't want to pay the earth. This three cylinder unit is part of a new vanguard of petrol engines that rival diesels for cost of ownership. SEAT claims a combined fuel economy figure of 64.2mpg on the combined cycle and 102g/km of carbon dioxide, although the economy figure dives quite dramatically if you do anything other than tickle the throttle pedal. A major service is required at 2,000 mile intervals, with an oil change every 10,000 miles. Cars that travel less than 10,000 miles a year require an inspection service with an oil change every 12 months. As with nearly all modern diesels, bear in mind that on a TDI model, you'll have to periodically top up the Ad Blue fuel additive that cleans up the emissions. SEAT dealers also offer an 'It's Fixed!' low cost servicing programme.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Solid - Mediterranean Blue
  • Solid paint
  • Front fog lamps
  • Cloth - Tresil black
  • Air conditioning
Specification
Body Glass
Electric front/rear windows with one touch/anti pinch
Rear wash/wipe
Brakes
Collision mitigation braking system
ESP+EBA
Electronic parking brake with auto hold
Hill hold control
ABS + traction control
Front assist including city emergency braking
Chassis/Suspension
Lowered suspension
Lowered comfort suspension
Communication
Bluetooth Handsfree Phone Connection
Voice control system
Driver Aids
Electro-mechanical PAS
Cruise control
Driver Convenience
SEAT logo boot release
Remote fuel flap release
Driver Information
8" touch screen
Low fuel warning light
Outside temperature gauge
Trip computer
Service interval indicator
Touch screen display
'Lights On' warning buzzer
Driving Mirrors
Heated door mirrors
Electrically adjustable door mirrors
Body coloured door mirrors
Embellishment Trims
Chrome interior trim
Entertainment
DAB Digital radio
Auxiliary input socket
Steering wheel mounted audio/phone controls
Bluetooth audio streaming
Radio/CD + MP3
2 USB ports
2 X SD card slot
8 speakers
2 USB sockets in rear
Exterior Body Features
Black grille with chrome surround
High gloss black finish B and C pillars
Body colour door handles
Body coloured bumpers
Exterior Lights
LED indicators in door mirrors
Electric headlamp adjustment
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Dust/pollen filter
Additional heating and ventilation outlet in rear of centre console
Interior Features
Storage box under drivers seat
12v power point in centre console
Leather steering wheel and gear knob
Cloth upholstery
Front armrest with storage box
Tonneau cover
Height/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated glovebox
Chrome loading sill
Boot net
Luggage tie-down hooks
Front cupholders x 2
Leather handbrake
Luggage compartment cover
Interior Lights
Ambient Lighting
Rear reading lights
Instrument lighting with brightness control
Illuminated boot
Front map reading lights
Packs
Seat navigation pack - Leon
Safety
Passenger airbag deactivation system
Curtain airbags
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
3 point rear seatbelts x3
Drivers knee airbag
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front Seatbelt warning
Front side airbags
Child proof door locks
Seats
Rear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachment
Driver seat lumbar adjustment
Active head restraints
60/40 split folding rear seat
Front comfort seats
Passenger seat height adjuster
3 height adjustable rear headrests
Front seatback pockets
Driver seat height adjust
Security
Volumetric alarm with back up horn
Engine immobiliser
Remote central locking + deadlocks
Locking wheel bolts
2 folding remote keys with window open/close function
Transmission
XDS electronic differential lock
Vanity Mirrors
Driver/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Wheels
Low rolling resistance tyres
Wheels - Alloy
16" Design alloy wheels 30/2
Wheels - Spare
Tyre repair kit
Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)9.8
Engine Power - BHP115
Engine Power - KW85
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM5000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT148
Engine Torque - NM200
Engine Torque - RPM2000
Top Speed126

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