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Brand New Seat Leon 2.0 TSI Cupra Black 290 3dr

Available at Business Sales Cars branches
£1194 deposit + VAT
£199 per month+ VAT

This vehicle may have been advertised at the higher price for less than 28 days, but for a minimum of 10 days.

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzerBluetooth Handsfree Phone Connection
Digital clock and outside temperature displayFront and rear parking sensors
Full Link App interfaceLow fuel warning light
Multi function displayProgressive power assisted steering
Remote fuel flap releaseSEAT Drive profile
SEAT logo boot releaseService interval indicator
Speed sensitive power steeringTouch screen display
Trip computerVoice control system

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
Black tailgate finisherBody colour door handles
Body coloured bumpersCornering front fog lights
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 door mirrors
High gloss black front grille surroundLED indicators in door mirrors
Rain sensor windscreen wipersRear roof spoiler
Rear wash/wipeReverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirror
Twin 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 lightingBucket Seats in Alcantara/leather upholstery
Driver seat height/lumbar 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 sports seatsFront/rear floor mats
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIlluminated boot
Illuminated gloveboxLeather handbrake
Leather steering wheelLuggage tie-down hooks
Passenger seat height adjusterPassenger seat lumbar adjust
Perforated leather steering wheel with white stitching + gear knobRear reading lights
Rear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachmentSplit folding rear seat

Packs

Convenience pack plus - LeonFull LED headlight pack - Leon
LED interior illumination pack - LeonSeat media pack plus - Leon SE/FR

Safety

3 point rear seatbelts x3ABS + traction control
Collision mitigation braking systemCurtain airbags
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDrivers knee airbag
ESP+EBAFront seatbelt pretensioners
Front Seatbelt warningFront side airbags
Hill hold controlPassenger airbag deactivation system
Red brake calipersTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

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

Technical

Dynamic chassis controlElectronic limited slip differential
Sports suspension 

Trim

Black interior trim 

Wheels

19" multi black alloy wheelsSpace 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)156Standard 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)42.2EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)51.4EC Urban (mpg)32.1

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power290
Coin DescriptionTSI 290Coin SeriesCupra Black
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0735EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)5.7Engine Power - BHP290
Engine Power - KW213Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5900Engine 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 StyleMULTISPOKE
Wheel Type19" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1423Length4236
Wheelbase2596Width1810

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1870
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1150Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)380
Max. Loading Weight495Minimum Kerbweight1375
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 SC

SEAT's short wheelbase three-door Leon SC model offers a smarter styling and an updated feel. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

SEAT is supposed to be about 'enjoyneering', a marketing phrase the Spanish maker thinks is suggestive of dynamic driving, striking design and German technology. If all of that's true, then we should certainly see it in this car, the Leon SC, a shorter, sportier version of the company's recently improved best selling family hatch.

Background

The SEAT Leon has always had an inherently sporty feel and it's an aspect of this model line's character that is most emphasised by the variant we're looking at here, the coupe-style three-door SC variant. Like the rest of the Leon range, this derivative has recently been updated with smarter styling, improved media connectivity, extra safety provision and some fresh new engine options. The existence of the SC bodystyle is made possible by the clever MQB - or 'Modular Transverse Matrix' - platform around which the structure of all the Volkswagen Group's Golf-sized compact family cars are now based. Thanks to this, models can suddenly be lengthened or shortened almost at will by the constituent companies in the Wolfsburg empire, SEAT of course its Spanish outpost. So the Barcelona brand can easily lengthen its Leon family hatch to create the ST estate version. Or shorten it to bring us something sportier like this three-door SC. Could we go as far as to call this a proper 'coupe' rather than merely a three-door hatch? Interestingly, SEAT's marketing material doesn't do that, but then goes to great length to emphasise this variant's quite distinct lower-slung dynamic character, before listing as direct rivals pretty much every affordable little family hatch-based coupe on the market. Let's check this car out.

Driving Experience

You probably won't be too surprised to hear that this Leon SC offers a very similar driving experience to that of its five-door stablemate. And fortunately, that's a very good thing. In this, the Spanish engineers have been helped immeasurably by the fact that like its Volkswagen Group cousins, the Audi A3, the Volkswagen Golf and the Skoda Octavia, this car rides on the organisation's hi-tech MQB platform, underpinnings upon which billions of euros have been lavished. It shows too, this car able to handle even the poorest surfaces with supple confidence, yet hold its own on the twisty stuff, where bodyroll is well controlled. Under the bonnet of this revised version, 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 EcoTSI variant with efficient Cylinder-on-Demand technology. And a 1.8-litre TSI powerplant with 180PS. As before, Cupra versions get the 2.0 TSI petrol engine from the Golf GTI, but in an uprated form developing either 265 or 280PS. Most Leon SC 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

SEAT see this as their best-looking car ever, a statement the Spanish brand would have been unlikely to have been brave enough to make had this Leon SC been merely a constricted version of the ordinary five-door hatch with a couple of fewer doors. But it isn't. The Spanish maker 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 design 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 designed a redesigned eight-inch central infotainment screen 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 - which is the same amount of space as you'd get in this model's five-door sibling. Even with the 60/40 split-folding rear bench pushed forward, only 60-litres of the standard Leon's capacity is lost, the total being a 1,150-litres.

Market and Model

Pricing hasn't changed much so, as before, you'll be looking at list pricing in the £17,500 to £25,000 bracket for mainstream models. Compared to a five-door hatch variant, an 'SC' coupe will save you around £300. Customers get a choice of five trim levels - 'S', 'SE Dynamic', 'SE Technology', 'FR' and 'XCELLENCE'. Beyond that lie the hot hatch Cupra models. There are key changes across the range with regard to media connectivity, this revised Leon SC 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

On the engine front, the big news with this improved MK3 model Leon SC is the installation of a three cylinder 1.0-litre TSI 115PS unit near the foot of the range. This powerplant gives you the kind of performance you'd expect from, say, a conventional petrol 1.6 allied to the kind of efficiency you'd want from, say, a 1.2-litre model. Which, in this particular Leon, is pretty much what you get. Expect 64.2mpg on the combined cycle and 102g/km of CO2. That stays the same even if you order the optional DSG auto gearbox. This might be enough for some buyers to reconsider their natural inclination to opt for a diesel. Mind you, the diesel options are 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 68.9mpg and 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. All part of what SEAT calls 'Ecomotive technology'.

Summary

You'll never have a better or more credible excuse to own a coupe than this. The Leon SC doesn't even claim to be one but spec it properly and there are all the feelings of fashionable indulgement that ownership of this kind of car can bring. Without the usual downsides of high pricing, cramped rear seating, restricted cargo capacity and a compromised day-to-day driving experience. This SEAT suffers from none of these issues - but of course you can't have everything. There are lower-slung, slinkier coupes. And there are more practical three-door hatches. Finding a reasonably priced car better able to combine these two attributes though, could take you a very long time. So the improved version of this three-door Leon emerges as that most appealing of things: a sensible car that makes you feel special. Which in turn, makes it, in its own sensible, affordable way, a very special car indeed.

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

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