SEAT’s debut plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), the Leon e-HYBRID, is now available to order, priced from £30,970. The e-HYBRID drivetrain combines a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine with an electric motor and six-speed DSG transmission, resulting in a total power output of 201 bhp and a 0-62mph time of 7.5 seconds.
SEAT has unveiled the all-new Leon, adding connectivity, electrified powertrains, automated safety systems in a car designed, developed and built at its facilities in Martorell, Barcelona.
The all-new SEAT Leon is almost here. The brand’s latest vehicle arrives with “a strong design evolution that keeps the soul of previous generations of Leon. Its design philosophy connects perfectly with the values of the SEAT brand”.
Despite the similarities under the skin, owners are unlikely to find themselves stuck between the Leon and Octavia, because while the Skoda is sensible and practical, the Leon sacrifices some space for Spanish flair.
SEAT is beginning the roll out of Amazon Alexa, Amazon’s cloud-based voice service, in its vehicles, giving customers access to a host of functions through simple voice commands.
While the Leon used to be stuck with some indifferent plastics, the new model is a far better place to spend time, and a facelift brings even better infotainment systems and connectivity.
Seat has announced an update of its mid-range Leon, ahead of a launch planned for early 2017.
SEAT is presenting a new definition of sporty performance at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA): The SEAT Leon Cross Sport Show Car offers the performance of a compact sports car and the coupé-like silhouette of a two-door.
SEAT will take the wraps off its Leon Cross Sport Concept at the Frankfurt motor show next week.