We’ve already delivered our thoughts on the facelifted Leon fitted with the 1.6-litre TDI engine in earlier issues, but whatís the most powerful diesel engine in the line-up like? One word describes it, and thatís superb. The sportiest diesel in the line-up adopts the same changes as the rest of the line-up, including fresh bumpers and lights front and rear, and a re-profiled grille. On the inside, the plastics feel a notch plusher, thereís an electric park brake for the first time, as well as a new centre console and LED ambient lighting. A raft of safety equipment is introduced including Traffic Jam assist that works in conjunction with the adaptive cruise control, while road sign recognition, blind spot warning, high beam assist for the headlights and an automated parking system are all available at extra cost.
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Great value for money. Pacey performance. Top notch to drive. Well equipped. Spacious.
Too much road noise. DSG can be quite jerky at low speeds. No 4×4 option. Cabin is quite sombre.