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SEAT unveils new Leon

SEAT unveils new Leon

Spanish car giant SEAT has introduced the all-new Leon to its UK line-up and claims the model offers "outstanding cabin quality" and "cutting edge technology".

With a longer wheelbase and improved handling, the carmaker is hoping to attract a wider customer base with the third generation Leon.

The model also sees a new SEAT logo unveiled, while the Leon is the first car in its class to offer full LED headlamps.

James Muir, president of SEAT, highlighted the new car as an example of all that is currently good about the SEAT brand, noting its sporting character and "wide-ranging strengths".

"It brings quality and technologies from the full-size class into the compact segment," he commented.

Those looking to get behind the wheel of the new motor, will be able to do so before the end of this year.

"With the all-new Leon, we have designed and developed a car which perfectly captures the meaning of 'Enjoyneering'," Mr Muir added.

"This compelling mix of design, technology, athletic performance and premium quality is certain to seduce existing customers, as well as bringing a new generation of car-buyers to the brand."

SEAT has high hopes for the new car and has boasted that its designers have seamlessly combined beauty and practicality, describing the Leon as "the epitome of desirability"

Indeed, the car is almost recognisable from the LEON of old, having undergone a complete redesign both inside and out, with drivers able to call on an array of advanced infotainment systems when in the driving seat.

SEAT has every right to have confidence in its current line-up of vehicles after the Alhambra was named Best MPV prize at the recent Auto Express New Car Awards.

The firm saw the Alhambra take the accolade for the second year in a row, taking its haul of industry awards to 11.

Steve Fowler, the magazine's editor-in-chief, said of the model: "When it comes to moving families around, there is nothing that does it better than the Alhambra.

"It's good value and cheap to run, too. And what you don't expect from such a talented MPV, it's also really good to drive.  All-in-all, it's the ideal car for all the family."

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