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Brand New 18 SEAT Leon1.2 TSI SE Dynamic Technology 5dr

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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
Rear parking sensorsRemote fuel flap release
SEAT logo boot releaseService interval indicator
Touch screen displayTrip computer
Voice control system 

Entertainment

2 USB ports2 USB sockets in rear
2 X SD card slotAuxiliary 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
Dark tinted rear windowsElectric front/rear windows with one touch/anti pinch
Electric headlamp adjustmentElectrically adjustable door mirrors
Heated door mirrorsHigh gloss black finish B and C pillars
LED indicators in door mirrorsRear 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
Chrome loading sillCloth upholstery
Driver seat height adjustDriver seat lumbar adjustment
Driver/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrorsDust/pollen filter
Front armrest with storage boxFront comfort seats
Front cupholders x 2Front map reading lights
Front seatback pocketsFront/rear floor mats
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIlluminated boot
Illuminated gloveboxInstrument lighting with brightness control
Leather handbrakeLeather steering wheel and gear knob
Luggage compartment coverLuggage tie-down hooks
Passenger seat height adjusterRear reading lights
Rear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachment 

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

Comfort suspensionXDS electronic differential lock

Trim

Chrome interior trim 

Wheels

17" Dynamic alloy wheels 30/3
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)109Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Compression Ratio16.2:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)79.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)80.5
Engine Code5F829VEngine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears5 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)68.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)72.4EC Urban (mpg)60.1

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power115
Coin DescriptionTDICoin SeriesSE Dynamic Tech
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0713EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.9Engine Power - BHP115
Engine Power - KW85Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3250Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed122

Tyres

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

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1454Length4549
Wheelbase2636Width1816

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1870
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1470Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)587
Max. Loading Weight640Max. Towing Weight - Braked1800
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked650Minimum Kerbweight1230
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 historically been most appealing the more power you threw at it. So what's the improved third-generation one like with a little 1.2-litre TSI 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 1.2 TSI has a lot to be said for it. It's smart looking, economical and if you choose this 110PS engine, fairly quick 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. In this case, exhibit A is the SEAT Leon 1.2 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 the driver appeal and value for money of the original car with the space and utility of the second-generation model. What's more, this time round the best buy isn't always the most expensive sports model.

Driving Experience

SEAT now offers a clever three cylinder 115PS 1.0-litre TSI engine, so the shelf life of this older four cylinder 1.2-litre 110PS unit may be limited. This has enough about it to get to 62mph in just 9.9 seconds and keep going to 121mph.It drives through a six-speed manual gearbox that's light yet positive in its action. The chassis of the SEAT Leon is 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. The 1.2-litre engine is a good deal more refined than you might imagine. You might think that it does all of its best work at the top of the rev range, but that's far from the case. In fact, the peak torque figure of 175Nm chimes in at an almost turbodiesel-like 1,550rpm. It helps to dial in a few more revs than you'd expect to launch it off the line briskly but other than that it scores well. The long sixth gear makes motorway work refined and economical.

Design and Build

With the 1.2-litre TSI engine, Leon buyers choose from either a five-door hatch or an 'ST' estate model. 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 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, 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

There are two spec levels available with the 1.2-litre TSI engine - 'SE Dynamic Technology' for just over £17,000 in 5-door hatch or, for around £1,000 more, plusher 'SE Technology' trim. You'll need to pay a premium of around £1,000 if you want the ST estate bodystyle. There are key changes with this improved third generation model 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

The Leon has always been a vehicle that has carried an extremely reasonable asking price that is in turn backed up by solid residual values. The 1.2-litre petrol engines are sure to be attractive to used buyers who want a modern car but don't want to pay the earth. They're also part of a new vanguard of petrol engines that rival diesels for cost of ownership. SEAT claims a combined fuel economy figure of 56.5 mpg for the 110PS unit and 116g/km of carbon dioxide, although the economy figure dives quite dramatically if you do anything other than tickle the throttle pedal.

Summary

The SEAT Leon 1.2 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 one of the more appealing ones. The 110PS engine still sells well, offering a clear £1,700 saving over an equivalent diesel and 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. Of course, SEAT has devised the trim walk-up so that you'll be tempted to go for the plusher spec of the 'SE Technology' model but stick to your guns and you'll end up with very cost-effective family motoring. 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 1.2 TSI makes a strong case for itself.

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

* 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.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£242
Deposit£242
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate3.4%
Cash price£18,695
Credit amount£15,953
Arrangement fee£10
Guaranteed future value£5862.39
Total amount payable£20,230.39
Seat deposit£2500
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge4.8p per mile
Representative APR3.5%
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