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Pricewatch: SEAT Leon 2.0 TFSI FR v Skoda Octavia 2.0T FSI vRS

THIS week we look at the predicted future values of Seat’s new 200bhp hot-hatch version of the Leon, an area of the market in which Seat has historically done well.

The FR is expected to be one of the most popular models in the Leon range and its residuals reflect that.

While the standard Leons have strong predicted values at defleeting time, the FR is a couple of percentage points stronger still.

We put it up against its Volkswagen Group stablemate, the Octavia vRS – same engine, but less sporty image and more expensive.

SEAT LEON: Price New £16,767

Mileage Age (months) Predicted value Money lost
20,000 12 £10,775/64% £5,992
30,000 18 £9,350/56% £7,417
40,000 24 £8,150/49% £8,617
50,000 30 £7,100/42% £9,667
60,000 36 £6,200/37% £10,567

Source: CAP Motor Research

SKODA OCTAVIA: Price New £17,297

Mileage Age (months) Predicted value Money lost
20,000 12 £10,725/62% £6,572
30,000 18 £9,300/54% £7,997
40,000 24 £8,100/47% £9,197
50,000 30 £7,025/41% £10,272
60,000 36 £6,125/35% £11,172

Source: CAP Motor Research

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