Seat’s best-selling model, the Leon, is now available with new petrol and diesel engines in the United Kingdom.
Available solely for the Leon hatch in the FR, FR Sport, XCellence and XCellence Lux trim levels, the 2.0-liter TSI gasoline unit puts out 190 PS (187 HP / 140 kW). That engine is coupled to a DSG automatic transmission and allows the Leon to accelerate to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.4 seconds and up to 232 km/h (144 mph).
Pricing for this new variant of the Spanish compact model starts at £28,810 (equal to $39,916) and standard gear includes 17-inch alloy wheels, sports suspension, rear tinted windows, ambient lighting, rain-sensing wipers, smartphone integration and drive profile selection. The FR Sport comes from £30,370 ($42,078), adding 18-inch wheels, heated front seats and steering wheel, and microsuede upholstery.
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The XCellence grade is available from £30,800 ($42,673) and comes with 17-inch wheels, keyless entry, electric folding side mirrors, and heated front seats and steering wheel, while the XCellence Lux is priced at £31,980 ($44,308) and features leather upholstery, high beam assist, adaptive cruise control and dynamic road sign display.
Meanwhile, the new 2.0-liter TDI diesel engine develops 115 PS (113 HP / 85 kW), allowing for a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint in 10.5 seconds and a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph). The oil burner is limited to the SE and SE Dynamic versions of the Leon estate, priced from £24,515 ($33,965) and £25,615 ($35,489) respectively.
The SE rides on 16-inch alloy wheels and features LED headlights and taillights, an 8.25-inch infotainment system and smartphone integration. The SE Dynamic brings 17-inch wheels, tinted rear windows, a 10-inch infotainment system and digital dials.