By Mike Torpey on 2020-09-01 - Driving Force news editor and responsible for organising our daily output. He was staff motoring editor of the Liverpool Echo for 20 years.
Greater choice from
the Leon king
Among the most significant additions to the range is the new entry-level Leon SE, which offers an array of safety and connectivity features as standard and prices from £19,855.
The new Leon SE is aimed at both private drivers and fleet managers, with the 1.0-litre 110PS TSI engine delivering enviable fuel efficiency and Real Driving Emissions Stage 2 (RDE2) compliancy meaning it meets the latest Euro 6d emissions standards.
This model also benefits from a Benefit in Kind rate as low as 27 per cent, the lowest in the Leon range, and with residuals of 41.2 per cent of its value after three years/60,000 miles according to industry analysts CAP, estimating a cost as low as 24.6p per mile over its lifetime.
Mild hybrid eTSI technology is available in combination with the DSG transmission and uses a 48V starter-generator and 48V lithium-ion battery for optimal efficiency by allowing the Leon to coast and recover energy under braking.
Meanwhile, diesel TDI engines use a new dual injection AdBlue system to significantly reduce NOx emissions compared to previous generation engines.
Six trim grades are up for grabs - SE, SE Dynamic, FR, FR Sport, Xcellence or Xcellence Lux - and prices range from Â£19,855 to Â£29,455.
Every Leon in the range benefits from ‘Kessy Go' keyless start, 2 x USB-C ports in the front, LED headlight and fog light technology with cornering function, cruise control with speed limiter, electronic parking brake, an 8.25-inch infotainment system with smartphone integration, cloth upholstery, leather steering wheel and SEAT Connect technology as standard.
SE Dynamic upgrades the infotainment to the SEAT Digital Cockpit with Navigation, complete with 10-inch infotainment screen and 10.25-inch digital driver binnacle, Park Assist, tinted rear windows and larger 17-inch alloy wheels.
The more sporty FR trim adds the likes of electric folding door mirrors, sportier front and rear bumpers and a unique suspension set-up which has a 15mm lower ride height than other grades. There's also red upholstery stitching, three-zone air con, wireless charging and two extra USB-C ports in the rear.
New Xcellence trim brings a different aesthetic with unique bumpers, a hot-stamped Diamond grille, chrome-framed side windows plus key cabin surfaces finished in microsuede cloth.
And the flagship Excellence Lux brings in leather upholstery, Predictive Adaptive Cruise Control and 18-inch machined alloys.
All models come with a range of safety technologies as standard such as a tiredness recognition system, lane keeping assist, XDS Electronic differential lock, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and forward collision warning with braking reaction to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.
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