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New Seat Leon to feature 2.0 TDI engine

New Seat Leon to feature 2.0 TDI engine

A new diesel Seat Leon is hitting the market in September, with the Spanish manufacturer claiming the hot hatch will offer running costs similar to a supermini.

The Leon FR 2.0 TDI 184 PS comes with Seat’s Ecomotive technology as standard and boasts an official combined economy of 67.3mpg, with CO2 emissions at 109g/km.

Both are improvements over its predecessor, though the manufacturer suggests the advancement is best seen in the 380 Nm of torque - 30 Nm higher but coming in at 1,750 rpm.

A six-speed manual gearbox is the only option available and the FR specification means it comes with 17-inch alloys, LED tail lights and twin chrome exhaust pipes as standard, along with sports suspension lowered by 15mm as Seat is keen to emphasise its performance driving potential.

The three-door SC version starts at £22,075 and the five-door at £22,375, with the emissions level meaning Vehicle Excise Duty is zero for the first year and £20 annually thereafter.

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