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Brand New 66 Plate Seat Leon 2.0 TSI Cupra 290 5dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzerBluetooth Handsfree Phone Connection
Digital clock and outside temperature displayFront and rear parking sensors
Low fuel warning lightMulti function display
Progressive power assisted steeringRemote fuel flap release
SEAT Drive profileSEAT logo boot release
Service interval indicatorSpeed sensitive power steering
Touch screen displayTrip computer

Entertainment

Auxiliary input socketBluetooth audio streaming
DAB Digital radioRadio/CD + MP3
SD card slotSteering wheel mounted audio/phone controls
USB port 

Exterior Features

Aluminium front door sillsAuto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic headlightsBlack bodyside mouldings
Body colour door handlesBody coloured bumpers
Chrome roof railsComing home headlight function
Dark tinted rear windowsElectric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Electric front windows + one touch + anti-pinchElectric headlamp adjustment
Exclusive Cupra front and rear bumpersGloss black radiator grille with chrome surround
LED indicators in door mirrorsRain sensor windscreen wipers
Rear wash/wipeReverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirror
Tinted windowsTwin chromed exhaust pipes

Interior Features

12v power point in centre console3 height adjustable rear headrests
Active head restraintsAdditional heating and ventilation outlet in rear of centre console
Ambient lightingChrome loading sill
Driver seat height adjustDriver/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/rear floor matsHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated bootIlluminated glovebox
Leather handbrakeLeather steering wheel
LED footwell lightsLED interior illumination
Luggage tie-down hooksPassenger seat height adjuster
Perforated leather steering wheel with white stitching + gear knobRear armrest
Rear reading lightsRear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachment
Split folding rear seatTwo tier boot floor

Safety

3 point rear seatbelts x3ABS + traction control
Curtain airbagsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Drivers knee airbagESP+EBA
Front seatbelt pretensionersFront side airbags
Hill hold controlPassenger airbag deactivation system
Red brake calipersSeatbelt warning
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

Engine immobiliserLocking wheel bolts
Remote central locking + deadlocksSecond remote key
Volumetric alarm with back up horn 

Technical

Dynamic chassis controlSports suspension
XDS electronic differential lock 

Trim

Black interior trim 

Wheels

18" space saver spare wheel
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)158Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1984Compression Ratio9.3:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)92.8
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)41.5EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)50.4EC Urban (mpg)31.7

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power280
Coin DescriptionTSI 280Coin SeriesCupra
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0733EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)6.1Engine Power - BHP280
Engine Power - KW206Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5600Engine Torque - LBS.FT258
Engine Torque - MKG36Engine Torque - NM350
Engine Torque - RPM1700Top Speed155

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front235/35 R19Tyre Size Rear235/35 R19
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleTITANIUM
Wheel Type19" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1431Length4543
Wheelbase2631Width1816

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1980
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1470Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)587
Max. Loading Weight540Minimum Kerbweight1440
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.5
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 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 SEAT Leon ST estate offers sharp handling, excellent build quality, solid practicality and some great toys at prices around £1,300 less than an equivalent Golf. It's hard to grumble at that sort of deal.

Background

The very concept of the compact estate car is one that I find it rather difficult to wrap my head around. Isn't it a little like a slow supercar, a two-seat people mover or an ugly coupe; something that rather defeats the initial premise? There have been countless small estate models marketed that have largely been studiously and correctly ignored by the British car buying public, the pert lines of the hatchbacks upon which they were based disfigured by hastily added glazing at the back. Once in a while we get compact estate cars that are worth their salt though, which add practicality without spoiling the balance and styling philosophy of the original vehicle. To that rather select list add SEAT's smart Leon ST.

Driving Experience

Received wisdom dictates that the bigger the engine in your Leon, the better it would be and that was true until fairly recently. The ST models are powered by more modestly-sized powerplants with one of the highlights being a 1.2-litre petrol lump. All the engines in the line-up feature direct injection and turbocharging, and have been engineered for efficiency. We'll start with the diesels. The 1.6 TDI generates 110PS and 250Nm of torque, while the 2.0 TDI develops either 150PS and 320Nm of torque - or 184PS and 380Nm of torque. If you're more interested in a petrol model, the range starts with a 1.2 TSI unit with 110PS. Next up are 1.4 TSI units with either 125 or 150PS. At the top of the petrol range, there's an FR model with a 1.8 TSI unit generating 180PS, a powerplant which utilises a combination of direct and manifold injection. Depending on the engine, transmission options range from five and six-speed manual gearboxes or the twin-clutch six and seven-speed DSG sequential gearboxes. The chassis of the SEAT Leon is simple in its architecture with MacPherson strut front suspension, while the rear uses torsion beam suspension for engines up to 150PS. Go for a more powerful model and you then get a multi-link rear set-up that's a bit more geared towards performance driving.

Design and Build

Like its hatchback sibling, the Leon ST is built on the Volkswagen Group's Modularer Querbaukasten architecture which, in layman's terms means it's built on the same chassis as an Audi A3 and the next generation Skoda Octavia and Volkswagen Golf. This modular layout allows the company to alter wheelbases and track widths to suit different cars. So they've adjusted the wheelbase of this model to allow for a bit more space? Er, no. It has the same wheelbase as the five-door hatch but the ST gains an extra 27cm at the back, for a total length of 4.54m. The styling is neat without being obviously a load lugger. It's certainly a sleeker looking thing than the rather blocky Golf estate but there's a price to pay for that. While you'll be able to shoehorn 605-litres of luggage into the rear end of a Golf with the rear seats in place (and 1,620-litres with them folded), the Leon ST manages 587-litres and 1,470-litres respectively. That's significantly less but ask yourself when was the last time you used your car as a pantechnicon. If you really need all that space on a very occasional basis, rent a van and don't drive one the rest of the year.

Market and Model

The ST estate is priced from just under the £19,000 mark, so you're looking at a premium of around £1,000 above the five-door model. SEAT has always had to box a little bit clever with the Leon's pricing. With sporty versions of the both the Skoda Octavia and the Volkswagen Golf on offer, the Leon has to occupy the middle ground between, so there's usually a decent amount of standard equipment fitted as standard. We've yet to see the full UK line-up, but expect a carry-over from the old trims with the FR acting as the sporting choice. A lot of resource has been devoted to the vehicle's infotainment hub, the basis of which is formed by the Media System Touch which includes a CD radio with an SD card slot, four speakers and a five-inch touch screen. Spend more and you get the Media System Colour or Media System Plus with a 5.8-inch touch screen with three-dimensional HD graphics, iPod connectivity, an optional DAB tuner, voice recognition and eight speakers. The options list is really worth spending some time on. You can get two camera-based full-beam and lane-keeping assistants, as well as adaptive cruise control, which can be set between 18 and 100mph.

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. Couple that with some of the most fuel-efficient engines in the VW Group parts portfolio and the end result is one of the most cost-effective family cars that is in any way sporty. The downsized engines offer decent punch when you get the turbochargers up to speed and excellent economy when driven with a little more restraint. The 1.6 TDI in Ecomotive form features a start/stop system and brake energy recuperation, and returns better than 83mpg on average and just 89g/km of CO2. Go for the brawnier 2.0 TDI and there's hardly any penalty for the added urge - you're looking at 68.9mpg and 108g/km. The petrol 1.2 TSI version manages 57.6mpg on the combined cycle and 114g/km of CO2. Thanks to advanced construction techniques and the use of lightweight materials in the body's manufacture, the overall weight has been kept very competitive.

Summary

So, the big question. Just who would buy a SEAT Leon ST over the standard five-door hatch? After all, that car's hardly a vehicle that forces you to pack just a pair of drawers and a toothbrush for a weekend away, delivering 380-litres of boot space with the rear seats in place. The 570-litres you get in this ST certainly aces that and it's about what you'd get if you opted for a full-size saloon like a VW Passat. In other words, you get the practicality of a big car with the easy parking and jinky manoeuvrability of a much smaller one. Perhaps there's the answer to our initial question. With some great engines, a design that's bang up to date and a shape that doesn't instantly appear as if you've started down the slippery slope to pipe and slippersville, the SEAT Leon ST has a whole lot going for it. If you need an estate but wouldn't want to be seen dead in one, there is an alternative to a small SUV. You're looking at it right here, but let's keep it between us, right?

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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Representative finance example
Monthly payment£360
Deposit£360
Term (months)49
Cash price£26,995
Seat deposit£2500
Credit amount£24,135
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£10,210.54
Total amount payable£30,360.54
Contract mileage20000
Excess mileage charge7.2p per mile
APRFixed 4.8% APR representative

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