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Fuel: Petrol

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Manual

Front/rear floor mats, Electric front/rear windows, ABS + TCS, Comfort suspension, Voice recognition, Front and rear parking sensors, Remote fuel flap release, Full Link Smartphone Integration with Mirror Link, Apple Car Play, Google Android Auto...

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Ten Second Review

This facelifted third generation SEAT Leon is a Focus-sized model that now offers smarter styling, improved media connectivity, extra safety provision and some fresh new engine options. If you'd been overlooking it, this Spanish contender might now be worth a second glance.

Background

SEAT, in case you didn't know, is supposed to be an emotive, 'Latin' kind of brand, a kind of 'Iberian Alfa Romeo'. Hence the passionate marketing, the rallying success and the World Touring Car Championship trophies. Customers though, remain a little unconvinced, especially in mainland Europe where SEAT sales are faltering. But not so in the UK. Sales are soaring on these shores and the Leon model range has always represented much of the reason why, ever since the MK1 version's original introduction in 1998 and its swoopy second generation successor's arrival in 2005. Together with the Ibiza supermini, the Leon is SEAT to British buyers. The third generation version, launched in 2012, built upon the solid foundation established by its predecessors but in the years since its introduction, the competition in the Focus class gamily hatchback sector has become much tougher. Hence the need for this improved MK3 Leon with its slicker looks, stronger safety and improved media connectivity.

Driving Experience

Under the bonnet, things are much as before, though there has been a change at the foot of the petrol range where a 1.0-litre TSI three cylinder 115PS unit slots in above the existing 1.2-litre TSI 110PS four cylinder powerplant. Other petrol engine options include a 1.4-litre TSI unit with 125PS and a 1.4 EcoTSI variant with 150PS efficient Cylinder-on-Demand technology. As before, Cupra versions get the 2.0 TSI petrol engine from the Golf GTI, but in an uprated form developing up to 300PS. Most Leon buyers though, will want a diesel. Here again at the foot of the range there's a fresh option, a 115PS version of the VW Group's familiar 1.6-litre TDI unit. Above that sit the usual 2.0-litre TDI units, offered with either 150 or 184PS. When it comes to gearboxes, the range includes five or six-speed manual options, all well as double-clutch DSG auto 'boxes with six or seven-speeds. To drive, this improved Leon will respond much like its predecessor. SEATs always tend to feel a bit more sporty than the Volkswagens they're based upon and this one should be no different. Indeed, the pokier variants further up the range really relish a good flogging. This car is based on the same MQB platform that undergirds VW's Golf, Audi's A3 and Skoda's Octavia and produces enough torsional stiffness to allow this model to combine a supple ride with firm body control. Go for a variant with more than 150PS and it'll also come with multilink rear suspension for a better ride and handling balance: it's a pity that more Leon variants don't get this.

Design and Build

As before, Leon buyers choose from either a five-door hatch, an 'ST' estate model or an 'SC' three-door coupe. In all three 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 redesigned eight-inch central infotainment screen. This monitor 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

Pricing hasn't changed much, so, as before, you'll be looking at list pricing in the £18,500 to £27,000 bracket for mainstream models. Compared to a five-door hatch variant, an 'SC' coupe will save you around £300, while an 'ST' estate will cost around £1,000 more. Customers get a choice of five trim levels - 'S', 'SE Dynamic Technology', 'SE Technology', 'FR Technology' and 'XCELLENCE Technology'. Beyond that lie the hot hatch Cupra models. There are key changes across the range with regard to media connectivity, this revised Leon 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. And 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

On the engine front, the big news with this improved MK3 model Leon is the installation of a three cylinder 1.0-litre TSI 115PS unit near the foot of the range. This powerplant gives you the kind of performance you'd expect from, say, a conventional petrol 1.6 allied to the kind of efficiency you'd want from, say, a 1.2-litre model. Which, in this particular Leon, is pretty much what you get. Expect 64.2mpg on the combined cycle and 102g/km of CO2. That stays the same even if you order the optional DSG auto gearbox. This might be enough for some buyers to reconsider their natural inclination to opt for a diesel. Mind you, the diesel options are impressively frugal - expect around 75mpg on the combined cycle from the 1.6-litre TDI unit for example. Even the 2.0-litre TDI 150PS unit might surprise you, it being capable of 68.9mpg and 110g/km. All the powerplants get a Start/Stop system that cuts the engine when you don't need it, stuck in traffic or waiting at the lights. Plus an Energy Recovery system that stores brake energy usually lost as heat and uses it to help power the car's electrical systems, ultimately preserving fuel. All part of what SEAT calls 'Ecomotive technology'.

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Key Standard Features*

  • LED interior illumination pack - Leon
  • Convenience pack+ - Leon
  • Metallic - Mystery blue
  • Metallic - Midnight black
  • Metallic - Urban silver
  • Metallic - Nevada white
  • Metallic - Magnetic grey
  • Metallic - Boheme purple
  • Metallic - Eclipse orange
  • Metallic - Desire Red
  • Solid - White
  • Solid - Mediterranean Blue
  • Metallic paint
  • Solid paint
  • Special solid paint
  • LED ambient lighting
  • Special Solid - White
  • Front sport seats in leather - Black with white stitching
  • Front sport seats in leather - Ice Metal with white stitching
  • Leather - Black
  • Leather - Ice Metal
  • Emergency tyre repair kit
  • Tyre repair kit
Specification
Body Glass
Electric front/rear windows
Rear wash/wipe
Electric front/rear windows with one touch/anti pinch
Dark tinted rear windows
Brakes
ABS + TCS
ESC with tyre pressure warning indicator
ABS + traction control
ESP+EBA
Electronic parking brake with auto hold
Hill hold control
Collision mitigation braking system
Front assist including city emergency braking
Chassis/Suspension
Comfort suspension
Communication
Voice recognition
Voice control system
Bluetooth Handsfree Phone Connection
Wireless Smartphone charger
Driver Aids
Front and rear parking sensors
Multi-Collision Braking
Front assist with pedestrian protection
RPM counter
Electro-mechanical power steering
Adaptive cruise control
Rear view camera
Electro-mechanical PAS
Front parking sensors
Rear parking sensors
Driver Convenience
Remote fuel flap release
SEAT logo boot release
Keyless entry and start
Driver Information
Full Link Smartphone Integration with Mirror Link, Apple Car Play, Google Android Auto
3D map display
Navigation system (incl. media system plus)
Outside temperature gauge
Trip computer
Service interval indicator
Low fuel warning light
'Lights On' warning buzzer
8" touch screen
Full Link App interface
Driving Mirrors
Heated door mirrors
Electrically adjustable door mirrors
Body coloured exterior mirrors with integrated LED indicators
Electrically foldable exterior mirrors with parking position and passenger-side mirror with lowering function
Body coloured door mirrors
Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirror
Embellishment Trims
Chrome interior detailing
Chrome interior trim
Entertainment
CD player
high resolution colour driver display
4 USB
Media system plus (incl. media system colour)
8 speakers
Radio/CD + MP3
DAB Digital radio
Auxiliary input socket
Steering wheel mounted audio/phone controls
Bluetooth audio streaming
2 USB ports
2 X SD card slot
2 USB sockets in rear
Exterior Body Features
Rear spoiler
Side spoiler
Chromed centre radiator grille surround
Visible twin exhaust tailpipes
Illuminated aluminium front door sill with XCELLENCE logo
Chromed centre radiator grille
Twin exhaust pipes
Body colour door handles
Body coloured bumpers
Chrome window surround
Chrome radiator grille and surround
Aluminium front door sills
High gloss black finish B and C pillars
Exterior Lights
LED headlights with LED day time running lights + LED rear lights + LED number plate lights
Electric headlamp adjustment
LED indicators in door mirrors
LED daytime running lights
LED tail lights
LED headlights
LED front fog lights
LED number plate light
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Dual zone climate control
Dust/pollen filter
Additional heating and ventilation outlet in rear of centre console
Interior Features
Storage boxes under front seats
Boot storage net
Gear shift indicator
Cargo rings in boot
Leather steering wheel with XCELLENCE logo
Storage box under drivers and passenger seat
Front sport seats in leather
High centre console with integrated box & cup holder, rear air outlet, with armrest in front seats
Front seatback storage pockets
Leather steering wheel
Leather upholstery
Height/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated glovebox
Boot net
Luggage tie-down hooks
Front cupholders x 2
Leather handbrake
High centre console
Front armrest with storage box
Storage box under drivers seat
Illuminated door sills
12v power point in centre console
Illuminated centre console
Interior Lights
Multi-colour ambient interior lighting
Illuminated boot
Instrument lighting with brightness control
Illuminated rear centre console
Packs
Winter pack - Leon
Seat navigation pack - Leon
Safety
7 airbags - 2 front, 2 front side, 2 curtain, 1 knee
Front seatbelt reminder
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front side airbags
Child proof door locks
Passenger airbag deactivation system
Curtain airbags
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
3 point rear seatbelts x3
Drivers knee airbag
Active pedestrian safety system
Front Seatbelt warning
Seats
Active front headrests and 3 rear headrests
Driver and passenger seat height adjust
Front sports seats
Passenger seat height adjuster
Front adjustable head restraints
3 height adjustable rear headrests
Front seatback pockets
Driver seat height adjust
Passenger seat lumbar adjust
Driver seat lumbar adjustment
Active head restraints
60/40 split folding rear seat
Rear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachment
Security
Central locking fuel filler cap
2 folding remote keys with window open/close function+ door mirror folding
Keyless enter and go with wireless phone charger
2 folding remote keys with window open/close function and boot opening/door mirror folding function
Engine immobiliser
Remote central locking + deadlocks
Locking wheel bolts
Volumetric alarm with back up horn
2 folding remote keys with window open/close function
Transmission
XDS electronic differential lock
Vanity Mirrors
Driver and passenger sun visor, covered and illuminated mirror, driver sun visor with card holder
Driver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + illuminated vanity mirrors
Wheels - Alloy
17" Dynamic alloy wheels 30/1
Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)9.4
Engine Power - BHP130
Engine Power - KW96
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM5000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT148
Engine Torque - NM200
Engine Torque - RPM2000
Top Speed126

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