Enterprising Seat introduces Leon SE technology business edition
By Kyle Linsay
Monday, August 24, 2015 - 13:00
SEAT has launched a brand new edition of the highly-acclaimed Leon aimed squarely at business drivers who demand quality, style and value above all else – the Leon SE Technology Business.
The new model boasts a raft of equipment to support fleets and make life easier for company car drivers including a Technology Pack, adaptive cruise control, rear parking sensors and a Convenience Pack.
Like its fleet-optimised specification, the new model’s powertrain options maximise value for business drivers and fleets – particularly with the new tax regime in mind. The five-door 1.6 TDI 110PS version emits just 99 grams per kilometre of CO2 and achieves 74.3 mpg on the combined cycle. Its benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax rate is a fleet-friendly 17% in five-door guise and 18% in ST format.
Already one of the standout vehicles in its class, the multi-talented Leon now really means business, with an equipment list, drivetrain options and improved residual values creating a compelling package for fleet businesses and drivers alike.
The Technology Pack, comprising integrated satellite navigation, DAB audio system and LED headlights, was chosen alongside adaptive cruise control and rear parking sensors for maximum comfort and safety. The Convenience Pack, consisting of automatic headlights, rain sensor and auto dimming rear view mirror, means the vehicle is easy to live with.
SEAT’s exceptionally efficient 1.6-litre four cylinder TDI engine resides in the entry-level SE Technology Business model. Given it produces an ample 110PS and performance to satisfy the keen driver, its efficiency is all the more surprising – achieving up to 74.3mpg (five-door combined cycle).
Initially available in capacious estate form, the SEAT Leon ST SE Technology Business is available to order in either 1.6 TDI 110PS or 2.0 TDI 150PS form, priced from £20,545 (P11D value) or £20,650 OTR. The order book for the five-door version will open in early 2016.
Balancing increased performance and efficiency, the potent 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine delivers an even more lively drive, enabling the five-door variant to reach 62 mph in only 8.4 seconds. Despite its energetic performance, the 150 PS engine can still return an impressive 68.9mpg and emit just 106 grams per kilometre of CO2 (five-door and ST).
Strong economy and efficiency is bolstered by impressive predicted residual values; the Leon ST SE Technology Business is expected to be a desirable vehicle for major end-user fleets and small business customers, where a high level of specification and low p(11)d values are essential.
SEAT UK Head of Fleet and Business Sales, Peter McDonald, said: “The Leon has spearheaded our fleet sales drive over the last 18 months, but the SE Technology Business takes the model on to the next level when it comes to business use. An already impressive package has been made even more compelling, especially when value is such a key part of the equation, which it inevitably is whether the choice is down to the user chooser or fleet manager.”