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Brand New 69 Plate SEAT Leon 1.5 TSI EVO FR Black Edition [EZ] 5dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzer3D map display
8" touch screenBluetooth Handsfree Phone Connection
Electro-mechanical power steeringFront and rear parking sensors
Front assist with pedestrian protectionFull Link Smartphone Integration with Mirror Link, Apple Car Play, Google Android Auto
Low fuel warning lightNavigation system (incl. media system plus)
Outside temperature gaugeRPM counter
SEAT logo boot releaseService interval indicator
Trip computerVoice recognition

Entertainment

2 X SD card slot4 USB
8 speakersAuxiliary input socket
Bluetooth audio streamingCD player
DAB Digital radioHigh resolution colour driver display
Media system plus (incl. media system colour)SEAT USB media cable
Steering wheel mounted audio/phone controls 

Exterior Features

Black radiator grilleBody colour door handles
Body coloured bumpersBody coloured exterior mirrors with integrated LED indicators
Chrome-plated radiator grille surroundDark tinted rear windows
Electric front/rear windowsElectrically adjustable door mirrors
Front fog lights with cornering functionHalogen headlights with small LED daytime running lights
Heated door mirrorsHidden exhaust pipe
High gloss black finish B and C pillarsRear wash/wipe

Interior Features

12v power point in centre console60/40 split folding rear seat with armrest
Active front headrests and 3 rear headrestsAdditional heating and ventilation outlet in rear of centre console
Air conditioningBoot storage net
Cargo rings in bootDriver and passenger seat height adjust
Driver seat lumbar adjustmentDust/pollen filter
Front adjustable head restraintsFront armrest with storage box
Front comfort seats in Tresil clothFront cupholders x 2
Front seatback storage pocketsFront/rear floor mats
Gear shift indicatorHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
High centre console with integrated box & cup holder, rear air outlet, with armrest in front seatsInstrument lighting with brightness control
Leather handbrakeLeather steering wheel and gear knob
Luggage tie-down hooksRear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachment
Storage box under drivers seat 

Safety

3 point rear seatbelts x37 airbags - 2 front, 2 front side, 2 curtain, 1 knee
ABS + TCSChild proof door locks
Electronic parking brake with auto holdESC with tyre pressure warning indicator
ESP+EBAFront seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt reminderHill hold control
Multi-Collision brakingPassenger airbag deactivation system

Security

2 folding remote keys with window open/close and boot opening functionCentral locking fuel filler cap
Engine immobiliserLocking wheel bolts
Remote central locking + deadlocksVolumetric alarm with back up horn

Technical

Comfort suspensionXDS electronic differential lock

Trim

Chrome interior detailing 

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 - ICE

CO2 (g/km)111NOx0.035
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max139
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min121 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Compression Ratio16.2:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)79.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)80.5
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)67.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)72.4EC Urban (mpg)58.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max5.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min4.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max53.3WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min55.4

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power115
Coin DescriptionTDICoin SeriesSE Dynamic [EZ]
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)9.8Engine Power - BHP115
Engine Power - KW85Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3250Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed122

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

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

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1459Length4282
Wheelbase2636Width1816

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1870
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1210Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)380
Max. Loading Weight634Max. Towing Weight - Braked1800
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked650Minimum Kerbweight1236
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 FR Black Edition

SEAT's Leon looks tempting in sporty FR Black Edition trim. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

If you'd like your family hatchback with a dash more attitude than the normal bland box, look to SEAT and its striking Leon. Or perhaps more specifically to this FR Black Edition model. For not too much more than a standard FR variant, it features a package of exterior and interior embellishments to make your Leon really stand out.

Background

More recent arrivals in the family hatchback sector have tended to rather overshadow the charms of SEAT's contender, the really rather complete Leon. A bit of extra showroom pizazz was therefore required and it's arrived in the form of this eye-catching FR Black Edition model. We don't normally pay too much attention to limited run special editions, but this one really did catch our eye - and might also catch yours if you find yourself in the vicinity of a SEAT showroom and you're shopping in this segment. Let's take a closer look.

Driving Experience

Buyers of this FR Black Edition derivative get a choice of three engines. There's the brand's 1.5 TSI EVO petrol unit, available in either 130PS or 150PS guises. Or the company's familiar 150PS 2.0 TDI diesel. Both the 150PS powerplants can be ordered with optional DSG auto transmission. Like all Leon FR models, this one features an interesting function called 'SEAT Drive Profile'. This allows the driver to vary the characteristics of the power steering, throttle control and even the engine sound via a sound actuator using three modes: eco, comfort and sport. There is also a facility to tailor the settings according to the driver's preference. The interior ambient LED lighting changes according to the selected setting: white in eco and comfort modes, and red in sport. No red mist please. FR models get firmer suspension and wider tyres than standard variants, but even here, the ride balance is one you'll be happy to live with in the traffic jams, urban jungles and motorway mileages of real life. There's an extra dash of spirit in this car which for some reason, we just don't feel in an apparently identical Volkswagen Golf. Perhaps the sportier styling and more dynamic brand image that this SEAT has lead you to push it that little bit harder, revealing unexpected handling talent that a Golf or an Octavia could also offer if only given the chance.

Design and Build

The FR Black Edition certainly looks the part, which you choose it in hatch or ST estate form. It's marked out from a normal Leon FR model by black roof rails and 18-inch 'Performance' Matte Black alloy wheels, plus there's more Matte Black for the unique trimming of the door mirrors and the front grille frame. Certain design cues are common to all Leon models, such as the 'Linea Dinamica' crease that runs rearwards over the wheel arches and the trapezoidal C-pillars. The interior of this special variant is marked out by a black cabin roof and sports seats trimmed in microsuede. With this special edition, you also get SEAT's 'Digital cockpit' digital instrument display, storage areas under the front seats and a 'Winter Pack' which gives you heated front seats, headlamp washers and heated washer nozzles. Otherwise, it's the usual Leon recipe. Which means that you get decent rear passenger space and a reasonably-sized 380-litre boot. At the front, a smart 8-inch central infotainment screen eliminates the need for numerous fascia buttons and dials. From this monitor, the LED ambient lighting of the cabin can be dimmed or intensified, giving the interior a classy feel.

Market and Model

The FR Black Edition comes in either hatch or ST estate forms. There's a premium of just over £1,000 if you want the estate. Prices start at just over £23,000 for the hatch model with the 1.5-litre TSI EVO 130PS petrol engine; you'll pay around £1,600 more if you want the 150PS version of this engine, which sounds like a big increment for what amounts to a software tweak. You have to have the 150PS unit if you want the option of paying £1,350 more for DSG auto transmission. For a diesel FR Black Edition model, you'll need a budget starting from around £26,500. Again, you can have a DSG auto 'box for £1,350 more if you want it. Overall FR Black Edition pricing represents a price premium of around £1,200 over what you'd pay for an ordinary Leon FR with the same powerplant. Which seems reasonable bearing in mind all the extra equipment you get (detailed in our 'Design' section). That's on top of the kit already fitted to normal-spec FR models, which runs to things like full-LED headlights, an ambient lighting system, front sports seats, a flat-bottomed leather-stitched steering wheel and a 'Drive Profile' driving modes system.

Cost of Ownership

Obviously, the best returns come with the diesel variants. A 2.0 TDI 150PS manual Leon FR Black Edition hatch manages up to 54.3mpg on the WLTP-rated combined cycle and up to117g/km of CO2. The figures won't vary much if you choose auto transmission, the St estate body style - or both. For the base 1.5 TSI EVO 130PS petrol unit, you're looking at up to 45.6mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and up to 115g/km of CO2; for the 1.5 TSI EVO 150PS variant it's up to 47.1mpg and 114g/km (or up to 43.5mpg and 117g/km for the auto). The competitiveness of these readings has a lot to do with the standard installation of 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. All part of what SEAT calls 'Ecomotive technology'. There's also a 'Drive Profile' system incorporating an 'Eco' mode. This helps you maximise your running cost returns by trimming the air conditioning back, indicating the best gear change points and prompting a coasting mode on the motorway when a DSG gearbox is fitted.

Summary

A sporty special edition like this SEAT Leon FR Black Edition model only makes sense if it's based on a fundamentally good donor model; and this one is. The third generation Leon is still one of the stronger packages in the family hatch segment and the engines on offer here allow you to make good use of its sharp handling characteristics. The extra 'Black Edition' equipment gives the car a meaner, more purposeful look and the price remains reasonably affordable. So you can be tempted by what's on offer here without feeling that in buying this car, you've been excessively extravagant in your choice of sporty family hatch. As sales propositions go, that's a pretty reasonable one.

Performance
70%
Handling
80%
Comfort
70%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
70%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
70%
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£293
Deposit£293
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate6.18%
Cash price£21,495
Credit amount£18,202
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£7318.61
Total amount payable£24,685.61
Seat deposit£3000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge6.0p per mile
Representative APR6.2%
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