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.

 

 

The Leon comes in five trims: SE, SE Dynamic, FR, FR Sport Xcellence and Xcellence Lux. SE is well equipped with 16 inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps, heated adjustable exterior mirrors, 8 inch touch screen, DAB radio, driver’s seat lumbar and height adjustment, air conditioning, cruise control and front assist with pedestrian protection. SE Dynamic adds 17 inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, Sat nav, driver and passenger seat height adjustment, front and rear parking sensors and an electric parking brake. FR trim has twin exhaust pipes, full LED headlights and tail lights, auto lights and wipers, sports seats, dual zone climate control, rear parking sensors, lower and sports suspension. FR Sport adds 18 inch alloy wheels, leather seats, dynamic chassis control and heated front seats. Xcellence has 17 inch alloys, Full LED’s, heated leather seats, keyless entry, adaptive cruise control, wireless phone charging, front and rear parking sensors with optical view, and dual zone climate control. Xcellence Lux adds the delightful digital cockpit, electric drivers seat and ‘atom grey ‘ 17 inch alloy wheels.

 

Seat Leon Motability car topThe Leon is powered by the collection of Volkswagen engines, the 113bhp 1.6 litre diesel unit with a 5 speed manual gearbox or 7 speed DSG auto that can return a claimed 67.3 miles per gallon while still reach 62 miles per hour from a standstill in 9.9 seconds.  The 1.5 evo petrol comes in two power outputs, 130 and 150, 0-62 times 9.4 and 8.2 respectively, claimed economy in the mid 50’s for both engines. The 2.0 petrol with 187 bhp is fast, 7.2 seconds to 62 mph as a DSG auto only and can still return 45.6 mpg.

Full Q3 Seat prices

Summer Best Buy – Seat Leon ‘Xcellence Lux’ 1.5 litre 130 bhp Manual hatch or Estate  –  Nil Advance payment (£62.22 wpms)

Summer Best Buy – Seat Leon ‘FR’ or Xcellence Lux 2.0 litre 148 bhp petrol  Automatic 5dr hatchback  –  Nil Advance payment (£62.22 wpms)