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2017 (67) SEAT Leon1.0 TSI Ecomotive SE Technology 5dr DSG

Benton Newcastle SEAT
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzer8" touch screen
Bluetooth Handsfree Phone ConnectionElectro-mechanical PAS
Low fuel warning lightOutside temperature gauge
Remote fuel flap releaseSEAT logo boot release
Service interval indicatorTouch screen display
Trip computerVoice control system

Entertainment

2 USB ports2 X SD card slot
8 speakersAuxiliary input socket
Bluetooth audio streamingDAB Digital radio
Radio/CD + MP3Steering wheel mounted audio/phone controls

Exterior Features

Black grille with chrome surroundBody colour door handles
Body coloured bumpersBody coloured door mirrors
Electric front/rear windows with one touch/anti pinchElectric headlamp adjustment
Electrically adjustable door mirrorsHeated door mirrors
High gloss black finish B and C pillarsLED indicators in door mirrors
Rear wash/wipe 

Interior Features

12v power point in centre console3 height adjustable rear headrests
60/40 split folding rear seatActive head restraints
Additional heating and ventilation outlet in rear of centre consoleBoot net
Cloth upholsteryDriver seat height adjust
Driver seat lumbar adjustmentDriver/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Dust/pollen filterFront armrest with storage box
Front comfort seatsFront cupholders x 2
Front map reading lightsFront seatback pockets
Front/rear floor matsHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated bootIlluminated glovebox
Instrument lighting with brightness controlLeather handbrake
Leather steering wheel and gear knobLuggage tie-down hooks
Passenger seat height adjusterRear reading lights
Rear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachmentStorage box under drivers seat

Packs

Seat navigation pack - Leon 

Safety

3 point rear seatbelts x3ABS + traction control
Child proof door locksCollision mitigation braking system
Curtain airbagsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Drivers knee airbagElectronic parking brake with auto hold
ESP+EBAFront assist including city emergency braking
Front seatbelt pretensionersFront Seatbelt warning
Front side airbagsHill hold control
Passenger airbag deactivation systemTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

2 folding remote keys with window open/close functionEngine immobiliser
Locking wheel boltsRemote central locking + deadlocks
Volumetric alarm with back up horn 

Technical

Lowered comfort suspensionXDS electronic differential lock

Trim

Chrome interior trim 

Wheels

16" Design alloy wheels 30/2Low rolling resistance tyres
Tyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)102Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC999Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders3
Cylinders - Bore (mm)74.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)76.4
Engine Code5F124ZEngine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears7 SPEED
Number of Valves12TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)64.2EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)72.4EC Urban (mpg)53.3

General

Badge Engine CC1.0Badge Power115
Coin DescriptionTSI EcomotiveCoin SeriesSE Technology
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0715EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.6Engine Power - BHP115
Engine Power - KW85Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT148
Engine Torque - MKG20.4Engine Torque - NM200
Engine Torque - RPM2000Top Speed126

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear205/55 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleDESIGNWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1459Length4282
Wheelbase2636Width1816

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1740
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1210Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)380
Max. Loading Weight590Max. Towing Weight - Braked1300
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked610Minimum Kerbweight1150
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.3
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

SEAT Leon

SEAT's Leon has, to date, been most appealing the more power you threw at it. So what's this improved third-generation version like with a little 1.0-litre three cylinder engine? Jonathan Crouch looks at what's on offer.

Ten Second Review

If you want an inexpensive family hatch that doesn't remind you that you haven't shelled out in a major fashion, SEAT's Leon 1.0 TSI model has a lot to be said for it. It's smart looking, economical and offers fairly peppy performance too.

Background

Conventional wisdom tends to dictate that a small engine in a big car will result in a level of fun about equivalent to a thumb in the eye. You could point to several examples down the years, where manufacturers tried to cut costs by installing an asthmatic lump under the bonnet that just couldn't do the business. That was then though. These days, car manufacturers have wised up. You can now buy big cars with small engines where small doesn't necessarily mean underpowered. Exhibit A is the SEAT Leon 1.0 TSI. What it lacks in cubic capacity, it more than makes up for in clever engineering. This improved third generation Leon is a car that's making a name for itself by combining driver appeal and value for money with space, utility and a rejuvenated package of media connectivity.

Driving Experience

We're getting quite familiar with the Volkswagen Group's three cylinder 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine now. It's being offered in everything from an Audi A3 or a Volkswagen Polo and whatever it's plumbed into, feels fizzy and willing. Here again in this Leon, it punches above its weight, powering the car to 62mph in 9.6s en route to 126mph. Plus it drives through a six-speed manual gearbox that's light yet positive in its action. The long sixth gear makes motorway work refined and economical. The chassis of the Leon remains simple in its architecture, with MacPherson strut front suspension, while the rear uses torsion beam suspension. Still, that's no bad thing as some of the very best hot hatches in this sector use exactly that set-up. The Leon rides and handles with polish. You'll notice the lack of weight at the front end when you turn in to a corner but the steering takes a little getting used to as it doesn't offer a great deal of feedback. There's plenty of grip, you just have to learn to trust the car's limits.

Design and Build

As before, Leon buyers can choose an 'ST' estate model as an alternative to the usual five-door hatch. In both cases, SEAT says that visual style was one of the key reasons why people bought the original version of this car, so it wasn't necessary with this facelifted version to change the aesthetics too much. A few tweaks though, have been made. At the front and rear, there are revised bumpers and bodywork with sharper, more assertive lines, plus there's a smarter chromed front grille. Inside, the ambient lighting LEDs' intensity can be regulated as the driver wishes from the newly designed a redesigned eight-inch central infotainment screen eliminates the need for many of the buttons and dials that were scattered around the fascia on the previous model. From this monitor, the LED ambient lighting of the cabin can be dimmed or intensified, giving the interior a classy feel. Otherwise, things are much as they were before, which means that passenger space is very class-competitive and there's a decently sized 380-litre boot in the hatch model. If you need more space than that, the ST estate offers 587-litres.

Market and Model

At present, SEAT only offers this 1.0-litre TSI engine with relatively plush 'SE Technology' trim, something that will limit its market reach. Prices start at around £19,000 for the five-door hatch. Expect to pay around £1,000 more if you want the ST estate version, and in both cases, there's the opportunity to find around £1,200 more for DSG auto transmission if you want it. There are key changes across the Leon range with regard to media connectivity, this revised model featuring the latest generation of the brand's 'Easy Connect' infotainment systems, activated by this model's new 'Media System Plus' eight-inch screen. Customers can also specify a 'Connectivity Box' in the central console that enables wireless smartphone charging. In addition, there's the brand's 'Full Link' system, which enables you to use apps from your smartphone on the fascia screen via either the 'Apple CarPlay' or 'Android Auto' media systems. This improved Leon also features many more options when it comes to electronic safety systems. Examples of this include 'Traffic Jam Assist', which virtually drives the car for you in stop/start traffic. And a 'Pedestrian Protection System' which scans the road ahead not only for other vehicles that might pose accident hazards but also people too.

Cost of Ownership

The Leon has always been a vehicle that has carried a reasonable asking price that is in turn backed up by solid residual values. The 1.0-litre petrol engine is sure to be attractive to used buyers who want a modern car but don't want to pay the earth. This three cylinder unit is part of a new vanguard of petrol engines that rival diesels for cost of ownership. SEAT claims a combined fuel economy figure of 64.2mpg on the combined cycle and 102g/km of carbon dioxide, although the economy figure dives quite dramatically if you do anything other than tickle the throttle pedal. A major service is required at 2,000 mile intervals, with an oil change every 10,000 miles. Cars that travel less than 10,000 miles a year require an inspection service with an oil change every 12 months. As with nearly all modern diesels, bear in mind that on a TDI model, you'll have to periodically top up the Ad Blue fuel additive that cleans up the emissions. SEAT dealers also offer an 'It's Fixed!' low cost servicing programme.

Summary

The SEAT Leon 1.0 TSI might not be the most exciting car in SEAT's range but we'd wager that for quite a few people, it's going to prove the most appealing one. The 115PS engine will please such discerning folk who'll note that it offers a clear £1,500 saving over the comparably-specified 1.6-litre TDI diesel version. Running cost-wise, the sums will certainly work in your favour if you cover less than the average amount of miles per year and are looking to keep the car for three or four years. This improved third generation car is, above all, a very considered vehicle. It doesn't immediately hit you with headline-grabbing technology or drop-dead gorgeous styling. Instead it just quietly racks up the plus points and will appeal to those who've really done their homework. If you really do want a smart, five-door family hatch but don't want to pay through the nose, the Leon 1.0 TSI makes a strong case for itself.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
70%
Value
60%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
80%

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£188.09
Deposit£1300
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£12,998
Credit amount£11,698
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£5922
Total amount payable£16,063.23
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge4.06p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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Benton Newcastle SEAT

Bellway Industrial Estate, Whitley Road, Longbenton, Newcastle, NE12 9SW

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