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Now with 617-litres of luggage space and riding on the same MQB chassis as the Volkswagen Golf Mk 8, the fourth generation SEAT Leon Estate offers sharp handling, excellent build quality and solid practicality. Plus this MK4 version delivers smarter styling, improved media connectivity, extra safety provision and some fresh new engine options. As before, the prices being asked represent a substantial saving over those of a comparable, identically-engined Golf Estate. It's hard to grumble at that sort of deal.
So to the SEAT Leon ST, a compact estate that isn't that compact. A sensible station wagon that claims to be sporty. A car of contradictions then, but one that promises to be quite appealing family transport, especially in the fourth generation form we look at here with its slicker looks, stronger safety and improved media connectivity. Practical and sporty, it aims to offer a more dynamic option to family estate buyers, with a 'lifestyle' appeal that might even pique the interest of folk looking at Qashqai-class crossovers. That's what SEAT says anyway. Time to look at this car in a little more detail.
You might not be surprised to learn that this Leon Estate offers a very similar driving experience to that of its hatchback stablemate - which wasn't guaranteed given the fact that this variant must carry along so much extra length behind its rear axle. With this fourth generation Leon, most mainstream versions continue to persist with an old-school torsion beam rear suspension set-up. Which isn't to suggest that nothing has changed here. Quite the contrary. Take the engine range. Specify an auto gearbox with the 150PS 1.5-litre TSI EVO four cylinder petrol powerplant and you'll get the brand's latest 'eTSI' mild hybrid electrified technology. There's also now a PHEV full-Hybrid plug-in Leon Estate, the e-HYBRID, which uses a 150PS 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine mated to a 6-speed DSG auto gearbox and an 85kW electric motor, powered by a 13kWh lithium-ion battery that when fully charged can deliver a WLTP-rated all-electric driving range of up to 36 miles. Most Leon customers though, will be wanting an engine of the more conventional kind, which if you want to stay with manual transmission is what you'll have to have. With a stick shift fitted, you can choose between conventional 130 or 150PS versions of that 1.5 TSI EVO petrol unit. You'll also be offered the option of diesel power - there are two versions of the latest cleaner, more efficient VW Group 2.0 TDI 'twin dosing' unit, offering either 116 or 150PS. At the top of the range lies the CUPRA Leon fast Estate variant, which features a conventional 2.0-litre TSI petrol unit developing 310PS via 4WD.
Design and Build
Thanks to this Leon Estate, nobody, SEAT says, now needs to have to compromise in their choice between a sporty car and a practical one. That may be over-stating things a bit but it's true that this is one of the more dynamic shapes in the family estate segment. To create it, the Spanish designers have had to compromise a little on ultimate carriage capacity: without the smartly angled rear screen for example, you could certainly fit a bit more in, but then the car would look a little more boxy and boring. We're guessing that most potential family buyers would rather sacrifice a few cubic inches for a more assured driveway statement. SEAT says that visual style was one of the key reasons why people bought the earlier version of this car, so that's been focused on here, hence the sharper, more assertive lines of this fourth generation design which is 93mm longer, 16mm narrower and 3mm lower than before. Full-LED headlights feature at the front and there's a more distinctive full-width 'coast-to-coast'-style lamp arrangement at the rear. Inside, the redesign centres around the use of SEAT's 'Digital Cockpit' layout, which brings together a high-resolution 10.25-inch configurable driver instrument cluster and 10-inch infotainment system. Interior light is an important feature here. It includes a wraparound dashboard light that covers the fascia's entire width and continues through the doors. A key change is the improvement in rear seat space (a slight failing of this model line previously); a 50mm increase in wheelbase has usefully improved legroom. Raise the sloping tailgate and you'll find a 617-litre boot that's 30-litres bigger than before.
Market and Model
Initially, the ST estate is priced mainly in the £22,000 to £28,000 bracket, so you're looking at a premium of around £1,000 above the five-door model. To begin with, customers get a choice of three core trim levels - 'SE', 'SE Dynamic' and 'FR'. If you can afford more, you can talk to your dealer about further 'FR Sport', 'Xcellence' and 'Xcellence Lux' trim levels. Even base 'SE'-spec gets you quite a lot: 'Kessy Go' keyless start, full-LED headlight technology with automatic high beam and 16-inch alloy wheels, plus an eight-inch centre-dash infotainment screen with SEAT Connect technology and access to the 'Apple CarPlay' or 'Android Auto' media systems. 'SE Dynamic' mid-range trim upgrades you to the SEAT Digital Cockpit package, which gets you a 10.25-inch digital driver instrument binnacle display, plus a larger 10-inch centre-dash infotainment screen with navigation. Plus at this level, you get Park Assist (front and rear sensors) and tinted rear side windows, as well as larger Dynamic 17-inch alloy wheels. To make your Leon ST really stand out, you'll need one of the meaner-looking 'FR' trim levels, which add sporty front and rear bumpers, Dynamic 17-inch alloy wheels, dual exhaust pipes and a unique suspension set-up that gives a 15mm lower ride height. 'Xcellence' trim adds luxury touches like microsuede cloth upholstery and Predictive Adaptive Cruise Control.
Cost of Ownership
It's not easy to cut back the weight of a modern family estate in a market where buyers want their cars to be safer and more heavily equipped. Yet thanks to the installation of the Volkswagen Group's MQB platform, this SEAT manages to be singularly impressive in its lack of bulk. An entry-level 1.0 TSI Leon ST is one of the lightest cars in its class. Lots of work's also been put into engine efficiency here. The standard 1.0 and 1.5 TSI petrol units feature a Miller-cycle combustion process and variable geometry turbocharger, along with integrated Active Cylinder Management. The Miller-cycle optimises valvetrain control with early closure of the inlets which, combined with a higher compression rate and turbocharging, better control the air-fuel mixture and improve fuel efficiency by up to 10 per cent. As for the WLTP figures, well for the 1.5 TSI 130PS unit, the readings are up to 51.4mpg on the combined cycle and 124g/km of CO2. For the 1.5 TSI 150PS unit, the figures are up to 48.7mpg and 133g/km - or 47.9mpg and 134g/km for the eTSI mild hybrid DSG auto version of this model. Specify DSG auto transmission with either the 1.0 TSI unit or the 150PS 1.5 TSI EVO engine and as mentioned above, you get the brand's Mild Hybrid eTSI tech. This technology uses a 48V starter-generator and lithium-ion battery enabling the vehicle to coast with the engine switched off (while retaining all key electric functions, such as power steering), harvest energy under deceleration and provide electrical torque assistance during acceleration. If you want to go further, the Plug-in eHybrid model's 1.4-litre TSI engine is paired to a 13kWh battery pack which can be fully charged in 3.5 hours and offers up to 38 miles of electrified range.
By Jonathan Crouch
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Key Standard Features*
- Metallic - Mystery blue
- Metallic - Midnight black
- Metallic - Urban silver
- Metallic - Magnetic grey
- Metallic - Desire Red
- Metallic - Dark Camouflage Green
- Metallic - Nevada white
- Solid - White
- Solid - Emocion red
- Metallic paint
- Solid paint
- Cruise control with speed limiter
- Microsuede cloth - Soul black
- Emergency tyre repair kit
- Rear wash/wipe
- Electric front/rear windows
- Dark tinted rear windows
- Rain sensing wipers
- Electronic parking brake
- Hill hold control
- Brake control system - ESC and brake booster
- Rear disc brakes
- Full link smartphone integration with Mirror Link, wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Google Android Auto
- Rear view camera
- Park assist (inc front/rear parking sensors)
- Power assisted speed sensitive electro-mechanical steering
- Lane keeping system
- Front assist with forward collision warning braking reaction to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists
- Start/stop system with regenerative braking
- Service interval indicator
- Digital cockpit
- RPM, trip computer, outside temp gauge, instrument light brightness, low fuel warning light, lights on reminder, gearshift indicator
- Auto dimming rear view mirror
- Door mirror LED indicator lights
- Door mirrors with welcome light silhouette
- Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors with memory
- Chrome interior detailing
- Auxiliary input socket
Exterior Body Features
- Body colour door handles
- Body coloured bumpers
- Chrome roof rails
- Ambient lighting in door trim
- LED front fog lamps with cornering function
- LED rear fog lamp
- LED Headlights with LED tail lights dynamic turn signals and high beam assist
- Separate daytime running light with automatic headlight control and coming home feature
- LED headlights and tail lights with dynamic turn signals, welcome light silhouette from exterior mirrors and dynamic headlight range control
- Dust/pollen filter
- Three zone climate control
- Front centre armrest
- Tool kit
- Height/reach adjust steering wheel
- Luggage tie-down hooks
- 12v power point in centre console
- Microsuede cloth upholstery
- Front seatback storage pockets
- 12 v socket in the load area
- Heated leather steering wheel with leather gearstick
- Illuminated front door sill
- Sliding boot cover
- Front and rear reading lights X 4
- Interior lighting with LED lighting in sunvisor, glovebox and rear headlining
- Media system plus with navigation - Leon
- Child proof door locks
- Tyre pressure monitoring system
- 3 point seatbelts on all rear seats
- Tiredness recognition system (Driver alert system)
- Seat belt reminder for front and rear seats
- Driver and front passenger airbags with front passenger airbag de-activation, front side, curtain and central airbag
- Extended safety system - seat belt tensioner, window closure and hazard lights
- Driver and front passenger airbags with front passenger airbag de-activation, front side and curtain airbags
- Heated front seats
- Electric driver lumbar support + passenger manual lumbar support
- Front and rear height adjustable headrests
- ISOFIX points in outer rear seats with top tether anchorage points
- 60/40 split rear bench seat with armrest
- Power driver seat with memory and manual height adjustable passenger seat
- Locking wheel bolts
- Lockable tailgate
- Anti theft alarm system with interior monitoring in cab, backup horn and towing protection
- KESSY Advanced - Keyless start, keyless entry with SAFELOCK
- Wireless phone charging
- XDS electronic differential lock and dynamic traction support
- Sunvisors with covered illuminated mirror
Wheels - Alloy
- 17" alloy wheels with 91W tyres
- 0 to 60 mph (secs)
- 0 to 62 mph (secs) 9.7
- Engine Power - BHP 130
- Engine Power - KW 96
- Engine Power - PS
- Engine Power - RPM 5000
- Engine Torque - LBS.FT 148
- Engine Torque - NM 200
- Engine Torque - RPM 1400
- Top Speed 132
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