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SEAT Leon hatchback and estate get new engine options for 2021

SEAT has presented consumers greater alternative with new petrol and diesel powertrains for its most...

SEAT has presented consumers greater alternative with new petrol and diesel powertrains for its most common motor vehicle, the Leon. 

The SEAT Leon hatch is now out there with a two.-litre TSI petrol engine establishing 187bhp and the Leon Estate now has the selection of a two.-litre TDI diesel with 113bhp. The more effective TSI device is out there completely with a DSG automatic, while the TDI can be mated to SEAT’s 6-velocity handbook.

Pricing for the new petrol selection begins at £28,810 in hatchback FR guise and the TDI Estate begins from £24,515 in SE trim. 

In other places in the range, SEAT’s first at any time plug-in hybrid Leon prices from £31,835 – commencing in FR trim and soaring to £35,060 for leading-spec Xcellence Lux. Badged the SEAT Leon eHybrid, it pairs a 1.4-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with a battery and electric motor for a overall output of 201bhp and -62mph in seven.5 seconds. More importantly, official gasoline overall economy of up to 235.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 27g/km have also been claimed. 

At the base close of the Leon range entry-amount SE selling prices commence from £20,405 for the hatchback and £24,530 for the estate. Regular equipment for the entry amount Leon SE features sixteen-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, keyless entry and a pair of electrically operated and heated doorway mirrors. Within, there is an 8-inch infotainment technique, a leather-based-trimmed steering wheel and a pair of USB ports.

The mid-range Leon SE Dynamic begins from £21,505. Upgrades over the entry-amount design incorporate a set of larger 17-inch alloy wheels, entrance and rear parking sensors, privateness glass, a ten.25-inch electronic instrument binnacle and a ten-inch infotainment monitor with aid for Apple CarPlay and Android Automobile.

The Leon FR kicks off at £23,735. There’s a host of cosmetic and mechanical upgrades over the mid-range design, together with an intense body kit, a twin-exit exhaust technique, a 15mm reduce suspension setup, illuminated tread plates and a set of special LED tail lights with scrolling indicators.

Within, the SEAT Leon FR will get a pair of athletics seats with contrasting stitching, a leather-based multifunction steering wheel, three-zone air conditioning, a wi-fi smartphone charger and a pair of excess USB ports for the rear seats. Buyers can also decide for a panoramic sunroof and either a fixed or electric tow bar on all styles.

Xcellence and Xcellence Lux develop automobiles develop on the FR styles with larger eighteen-inch alloy wheels, a wraparound inside ambient lighting technique and a Winter Pack, which provides heated entrance seats, a heated steering wheel and heated windscreen washers. 

New 2020 SEAT Leon: engine and drivetrain

Like the not long ago introduced Mk8 Volkswagen Golfing, the most up-to-date Leon will get a refreshed engine line-up that options varying levels of electrification. From launch, five possibilities will be out there, with consumers provided three petrols, a person diesel and a gentle-hybrid powertrain.

The range opens with a 109bhp turbocharged 1.-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. Previously mentioned that sits a pair of turbocharged 1.5-litre 4-cylinder units, with outputs of either 128bhp or 148bhp.

A 113bhp turbocharged two.-litre 4-cylinder diesel device will be out there from launch. A 148bhp version of the similar engine will be designed out there later in Leon’s lifetime-span, along with a 187bhp turbocharged two.-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine. In the Leon hatchback, the two.-litre TSI petrol engine is claimed to average 42.2mpg with a -62mph time of seven.4 seconds and a 144mph leading velocity.

The normal transmission is a 6-velocity handbook, but the petrol engines can all be purchased with an automatic gearbox. Heading auto also opens up the chance of including forty eight-volt gentle-hybrid technological innovation on the 1.-litre and 148bhp 1.5-litre petrol variants.

For organization consumers, the 1.4-litre plug-in hybrid design boasts a profit in variety rating of just ten for each cent. Gas overall economy of up to 235.4mpg is claimed, and up to 36 miles of pure electric operating. 

New 2020 SEAT Leon: style and platform

The Mk3 Leon sold more than a million units through its reign – and it had a status as a person of the more placing hatchbacks in the family members motor vehicle course. As such, SEAT’s style workforce hasn’t interfered as well significantly with the car’s seems the styling change amongst the Mk3 and Mk4 design is evolutionary alternatively than innovative.

The most up-to-date Leon shares a very similar side profile to its predecessor and options very similar body traces down its flanks. It even shares the similar platform as the prior design – the ubiquitous MQB architecture which underpins most of the bread-and-butter styles in the Volkswagen Team.

Nevertheless, the conclusion to adhere with the prior model’s platform does not signify there are not significant dissimilarities. The new motor vehicle is nearly 90mm for a longer time than prior to, and 50mm of that maximize has been inserted into the wheelbase in a bid to boost a person of the Mk3’s greatest failings – rear cabin room.

The Leon’s bonnet seems for a longer time than the previous model’s, as its windscreen has been designed more upright, although the car’s nose has a prouder profile. The hatchback’s rear incorporates SEAT’s now familiar whole-width lighting set-up, with better-close variants receiving “welcome” and “farewell” animations, which are shown when the motor vehicle is locked and unlocked.

New 2020 SEAT Leon: inside style

Within, the dashboard is a whole lot cleaner and easier than prior to, since the infotainment monitor now sits on the entrance of the fascia rather of getting accommodated within just it. The motor vehicle in our illustrations or photos has the leading-spec ten-inch technique, comprehensive with the similar sliding controllers for temperature and infotainment quantity that you are going to come across on the most up-to-date Volkswagen Golfing.

SEAT’s engineers have also worked tricky to make the Leon’s ambient lighting technique more than a uncomplicated personalisation gimmick. The shades and hues will even now be user-configurable, but the motor vehicle will now also flash the inside lighting strip if there is something which necessitates the driver’s urgent focus, such as a blind-location warning or if the car’s rear cross visitors guide technique feeling oncoming visitors when reversing out of a parking room.

Dependent on our time with the Leon in the studio, SEAT seems set to supply on a person of the new car’s critical targets – superior cabin room. It’s noticeably much easier than prior to to get into the rear seats, although leg- and knee-area are far more generous than in the Mk3 Leon. The boot is essentially unchanged, at 380 litres, but there is now 617 litres on present if you pick out the estate design. That bodystyle carries on into the Mk4, but there is no return for the three-doorway Leon SC, which was dropped from the 3rd-technology car’s line-up nearly eighteen months ago.

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