‘Hot hatch performance, supermini efficiency’: Seat launch new Leon

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 11:39
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HOT: New Leon boasts improved efficiency

Seat are now taking orders for the new Leon FR 2.0 TDI 184 PS, ahead of its September delivery.

The hot hatchback offers 67.3mpg combined and CO2 emissions of 109g/km, meaning a fleet-friendly BIK rating of just 16% and £20 per year in Vehicle Excise Duty.

It is 11.9mpg more efficient than the outgoing Leon Mk II 2.0 TDI 170 PS, as well as 0.7seconds quicker to 62mph (7.5seconds).

The six-speed manual vehicle, priced from £22,075, has 30Nm more torque than its predecessor (380Nm) but at the same 1,750rpm rev range.

It will be available to test drive from mid-July.

The 2.0-litre TDI engine features direct injection and turbocharging, coming with Start/Stop Ecomotive Technology as standard.

Further standard equipment includes tinted windows, sports suspension, climate control, Bluetooth, SEAT Easy Connect and SEAT Drive Profile.

The three-door SC costs £22,075, with the five-door version priced at £22,375.

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