Seat has updated its Leon family car, with two new engines, new styling, and a host of new technology.
The new engines include a 115ps 1.0-litre petrol, and a 115ps 1.6-litre diesel. The TDI engine range begins with a 1.6 90ps and goes up to the 2.0 184ps. In terms of petrol power, the Leon’s options now range from 110 to 180ps.
The new Leon will be offered with five trim levels at UK launch: S, SE Dynamic, SE Technology, FR and the new Xcellence.
Technology arriving on the Leon for the first time includes keyless entry, electronic handbrake, and an array of new safety technology.
Traffic Jam Assist is now available, and combined wth Lane Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control, in traffic jams the car manoeuvres, accelerates and brakes automatically within the limits of the system. Up to 37 mph, the system provides assistance with speed while keeping the car in the correct lane. Another added feature is the Pedestrian Protection System which recognises vehicles, as well as pedestrians.
Further new systems include Traffic Sign Recognition, Blind Spot Detection, and the most advanced parking assist technology with both bay and parallel parking, Emergency Assist and High Beam Assist. The camera and navigation systems have been improved too, to now recognise a higher number of traffic signs.
The car's touch screen has now been upgraded to an 8.0" model.
“With the New Seat Leon, we want to continue the success story of one of Seat’s most emblematic models, including further technologies in terms of driving assistance systems, safety systems and, of course, connectivity” said Vice-President for R&D, Dr. Matthias Rabe.