Seat Leon

Seat Leon motability carThe Seat Leon is a sharp styled three or five door hatchback or an estate (ST), as Seat is part of the VW group the Leon is basically the new Volkswagen Golf restyled with street cred, so if you are after a sporty car that is as well built as it is comfortable and is filled with extras for a budget price then look no further than the Leon. The Seat Leon is sporty inside and out; the lowered suspension and sleek windows lead you to turn your head in its direction, this new Lean is not as racy as the old model and therefore makes for a more realistic everyday car. There’s far more room than in the previous model and a wide range of seat adjustments means that pretty much any driver can get comfortable. The boot takes 380 litres of luggage, though the boot lip is a little high.


Seat Leon Motability car interior

The 2017 Leon comes in five trims: S, SE Dynamic, SE Technology, FR and Xcellence. With the exception of entry-level models, all Leon’s now come with a larger eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with fewer buttons that replaces the smaller 6.5-inch unit. The Leon also now benefits from a raft of tech Traffic sign Recognition and Traffic Jam Assist now available, which is able to bring the car to a complete stop before continuing automatically when the traffic begins to flow. Smartphone tech such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink are standard on FR and Xcellence trim.


Seat Leon Motability car topThe Leon is powered by the collection of Volkswagen engines, the excellent 1.0 litre petrol three cylinder with 113 bhp will be replacing the outgoing 110 bhp 1.2 litre six speed petrol engine, 0-62 in 9.8 seconds with official combined economy of 57.6 miles per gallon and the 110bhp 1.6 litre diesel unit with a 5 speed manual gearbox that can return a claimed 74.3 miles per gallon while still reach 62 miles per hour from a standstill in 10.4 seconds.  The 1.8 petrol with 178 bhp is fast, 7.1 seconds to 62 as a DSG auto and can still return 48.7 mpg as an auto. The Leon in Automatic guise is fitted with the excellent 7 speed DSG box which is available on the 1.0 or 1.8 litre petrol or the 1.6 diesel with no loss of power of economy. If you want performance to match the sporty lines of the Leon then the new 150bhp ACT 1.4 litre petrol is the pick, this can push your Leon to 62mph from a standstill in 8 seconds and still offer 60.1 miles per gallon as a manual or automatic.

The Seat Leon is in a state of flux presently, the 1.0 litre petrol is not available this quarter neither is the 184 2.0 litre diesel and the 1.4 and 1.8 petrol has limited availability. A long conversation with the Dealership is recommended.

 Summer Best Buy – Seat Leon ‘FR Technology ‘ 2.0 litre 150 bhp diesel  Manual 5dr  – Nil Advance payment (£60.81 wpms)