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Brand New 18 Plate SEAT Leon1.4 TSI 125 FR Technology 5dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzer8" touch screen
Bluetooth Handsfree Phone ConnectionLow fuel warning light
Outside temperature gaugeRemote fuel flap release
SEAT Drive profileSEAT logo boot release
Service interval indicatorTouch screen display
Trip computerVoice control system

Entertainment

2 USB portsAuxiliary input socket
Bluetooth audio streamingDAB Digital radio
Radio/CD + MP3SD card slot
Steering wheel mounted audio/phone controls 

Exterior Features

Aluminium front door sillsBlack grille with chrome surround
Body colour door handlesBody coloured bumpers
Body coloured door mirrorsDark tinted rear windows
Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrorsElectric front windows + one touch + anti-pinch
Electric headlamp adjustmentHigh gloss black finish B and C pillars
LED indicators in door mirrorsRear wash/wipe
Reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirrorTwin exhaust pipes

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 consoleAmbient lighting
Boot netDriver seat height adjust
Driver seat lumbar adjustmentDriver/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Dual zone climate controlDust/pollen filter
Front adjustable head restraintsFront armrest with storage box
Front cupholders x 2Front map reading lights
Front seatback pocketsFront seats - 'Easy Entry'
Front sports seatsFront/rear floor mats
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIlluminated boot
Illuminated gloveboxInstrument lighting with brightness control
Leather handbrakeLuggage tie-down hooks
Passenger seat height adjusterPassenger seat lumbar adjust
Perforated leather steering wheel with red stitching + gear knobRear reading lights
Rear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachmentStorage boxes under front seats

Packs

Full LED headlight pack - Leon 

Safety

3 point rear seatbelts x3ABS + traction control
Collision mitigation braking systemCurtain airbags
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDrivers knee airbag
Electronic parking brake with auto holdESP+EBA
Front assist including city emergency brakingFront seatbelt pretensioners
Front Seatbelt warningFront side airbags
Hill hold controlPassenger airbag deactivation system
Tyre 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

XDS 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)120Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1395Compression Ratio10.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)74.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)80
Engine Code5F55XXEngine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)54.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)65.7EC Urban (mpg)42.2

General

Badge Engine CC1.4Badge Power125
Coin DescriptionTSICoin SeriesFR Technology
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0716EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.9Engine Power - BHP125
Engine Power - KW92Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT148
Engine Torque - MKG20.4Engine Torque - NM200
Engine Torque - RPM1400Top Speed126

Tyres

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

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1431Length4246
Wheelbase2599Width1810

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1750
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1150Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)380
Max. Loading Weight612Max. Towing Weight - Braked1700
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked600Minimum Kerbweight1138
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.2
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.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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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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* 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£267
Deposit£267
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate3.4%
Cash price£20,895
Credit amount£18,128
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£7073.15
Total amount payable£22,666.15
Seat deposit£2500
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge6.0p per mile
Representative APR3.5%
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