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2016 (16) Seat Leon 2.0 TDI FR 5dr DSG [Technology Pack]

Benton Newcastle SEAT
Only £15,988
£2398 deposit
£273.61 per month

Call now on 0191 404 0300*

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzer6.5" colour touchscreen with proximity sensor
Bluetooth Handsfree Phone ConnectionDigital clock and outside temperature display
Front and rear parking sensorsLow fuel warning light
Multi function displayRemote fuel flap release
SEAT Drive profileSEAT logo boot release
Service interval indicatorTouch screen display
Trip computer 

Entertainment

Auxiliary input socketBluetooth audio streaming
DAB Digital radioiPod connection
Radio/CD + MP3SD card slot
Steering wheel mounted audio/phone controlsUSB port

Exterior Features

Aluminium front door sillsBody colour door handles
Body coloured bumpersChrome roof rails
Chromed centre radiator grille surroundCornering front fog lights
Dark tinted rear windowsElectric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Electric front/rear windows with one touch/anti pinchElectric headlamp adjustment
Exclusive FR front and rear bumpersLED indicators in door mirrors
Rear wash/wipeReverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirror
Tinted windowsTwin chromed exhaust pipes

Interior Features

12v power point in centre console12V power point in luggage area
3 height adjustable rear headrestsActive head restraints
Additional heating and ventilation outlet in rear of centre consoleAmbient lighting
Chrome loading sillDriver seat height/lumbar adjust
Driver/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrorsDual zone climate control
Dust/pollen filterFront adjustable head restraints
Front armrest with storage boxFront cupholders x 2
Front map reading lightsFront seatback pockets
Front sports seatsFront/rear floor mats
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIlluminated glovebox
Leather handbrakeLuggage tie-down hooks
Passenger seat height adjusterPassenger seat lumbar adjust
Perforated leather steering wheel with red stitching + gear knobRear armrest
Rear reading lightsRear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachment
Split folding rear seatSteering wheel gearshift paddles
Storage boxes under front seatsTonneau cover
Two tier boot floor 

Packs

Full LED headlight pack - Leon 

Safety

3 point rear seatbelts x3ABS + traction control
Child proof door locksCollision mitigation braking system
Curtain airbagsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Drivers knee airbagESP+EBA
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

Sports suspensionXDS electronic differential lock

Trim

Chrome interior trim
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)117Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1968Compression Ratio16.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)81Cylinders - Stroke (mm)95.5
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)62.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)68.9EC Urban (mpg)54.3

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power150
Coin DescriptionTDICoin SeriesFR [Technology Pack]
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0722EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.6Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3500Engine Torque - LBS.FT236
Engine Torque - MKG33Engine Torque - NM320
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed131

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear225/45 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleDYNAMICWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1439Length4543
Wheelbase2634Width1816

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1940
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1470Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)587
Max. Loading Weight552Max. Towing Weight - Braked1600
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked690Minimum Kerbweight1388
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.1
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 ST

SEAT's now much improved third generation Leon is also offered as an ST estate. It might be the best car you'd never heard of. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

With 587-litres of luggage space and riding on the same MQB chassis as the Volkswagen Golf Mk 7, the improved SEAT Leon ST estate offers sharp handling, excellent build quality and solid practicality. Plus this revised version delivers smarter styling, improved media connectivity, extra safety provision and some fresh new engine options. As before, the prices being asked represent a substantial saving over those of a comparable, identically-engined Golf Estate. It's hard to grumble at that sort of deal.

Background

So to this improved SEAT Leon ST. a compact estate that isn't that compact. A sensible stationwagon that claims to be sporty. A car of contradictions then, but one that promises to be quite appealing family transport, especially in the revised form we look at here with its slicker looks, stronger safety and improved media connectivity. Practical and sporty, it aims to offer a more dynamic option to compact estate buyers, with a 'lifestyle' appeal that might even pique the interest of folk looking at Qashqai-class crossovers. That's what SEAT says anyway. Time to look at this car in a little more detail.

Driving Experience

You might not be surprised to learn that this Leon ST offers a very similar driving experience to that of its hatchback stablemates - which wasn't guaranteed given the fact that this variant must carry along 270mm of extra length behind its rear axle. In the event, it's not something you notice at the wheel, where the driving dynamics are every bit as good as they are across the rest of the Leon line-up. Under the bonnet, things are much as before, though there has been a change at the foot of the petrol range where a 1.0-litre TSI three cylinder 115PS unit slots in above the existing 1.2-litre TSI 110PS four cylinder powerplant. Other petrol engine options include a 1.4-litre TSI unit with 125PS and a clever 1.4 EcoTSI variant with efficient Cylinder-on-Demand technology and 150PS. As before, Cupra versions get the 2.0 TSI petrol engine from the Golf GTI, but in an uprated form developing up to 300PS. Most Leon ST buyers though, will want a diesel. Here again at the foot of the range there's a fresh option, a 115PS version of the VW Group's familiar 1.6-litre TDI unit. Above that sit the usual 2.0-litre TDI units, offered with either 150 or 184PS. When it comes to gearboxes, the range includes five- or six-speed manual options, all well as double-clutch DSG auto 'boxes with six- or seven-speeds.

Design and Build

Thanks to this Leon ST, nobody, SEAT says, now needs to have to compromise in their choice between a sporty car and a practical one. That may be over-stating things a bit but it's true that this is one of the more dynamic shapes in the compact estate segment. To create it, the Spanish designers have had to compromise a little on ultimate carriage capacity: without the smartly angled rear screen for example, you could certainly fit a bit more in, but then the car would look a little more boxy and boring. We're guessing that most potential family buyers would rather sacrifice a few cubic inches for a more assured driveway statement. Visual tweaks made to this improved version include 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 redesigned eight-inch central infotainment screen. This monitor 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. Raise the sloping tailgate and you'll find a 587-litre boot that's a usefully square shape and fully 55% bigger than that of the hatchback model, Once the 60/40-split backrest has fallen flat, carriage capacity rises to 1,470-litres.

Market and Model

The ST estate is priced from around the £19,500 mark, so you're looking at a premium of around £1,000 above the five-door model. Customers get a choice of five trim levels - 'S', 'SE Dynamic Technology', 'SE Technology', 'FR Technology' and 'XCELLENCE Technology'. Beyond that lie the hot hatch Cupra models. There are key changes across the range with regard to media connectivity, this revised Leon 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. And 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

It's not easy to cut back the weight of a modern family estate in a market where buyers want their cars to be safer and more heavily equipped. Yet thanks to the installation of the Volkswagen Group's MQB platform, this SEAT manages to be singularly impressive in its lack of bulk. An entry-level 1.2 TSI Leon ST is the lightest car in its class, weighing just 1,254kgs: to put that into perspective, we're talking 60kgs less than a comparable Ford Focus Estate. On the engine front, the big news with this improved MK3 model Leon ST is the installation of a three cylinder 1.0-litre TSI 115PS unit near the foot of the range. Here, you can expect over 60mpg on the combined cycle and not much more than 100g/km of CO2. The diesel options are also impressively frugal - expect around 75mpg on the combined cycle from the 1.6-litre TDI unit for example. Even the 2.0-litre TDI 150PS unit might surprise you, it being capable of over 65mpg and around 110g/km. All the powerplants get a Start/Stop system that cuts the engine when you don't need it, stuck in traffic or waiting at the lights. Plus an Energy Recovery system that stores brake energy usually lost as heat and uses it to help power the car's electrical systems, ultimately preserving fuel.

Summary

Once upon a time, not so very long ago, estate cars were purely for estate people - those with dogs, photocopiers to cart about and weekend leisure equipment. You wouldn't really consider one if you didn't actually need to. But station wagons like this improved Leon ST are rather different. Why wouldn't you choose one of these rather than a standard Leon five-door hatch? After all, the ST variant isn't much more expensive, looks just as good, drives just as well and offers a lot more everyday flexibility Like the best of its family hatchback-based competitors, it's also successful in offering nearly all the practicality in a larger estate car with the easy parking and deft manoeuvrability of a much smaller one. Is there really any point in considering a five-seater compact Scenic-shaped People Carrier when a car like this SEAT can be so versatile? Your call.

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Handling
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Comfort
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
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Insurance
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Representative finance example
Monthly payment£273.61
Deposit£2398
Term (months)60
Cash price£15,988
Credit amount£13,590
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£18,815.60
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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Benton Newcastle SEAT

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