Seat has announced the new 2014 Leon ST, which which now comprises five-door hatchback, three-door SC and five-door ST estate.

2014 Seat Leon ST boasts a 587-litre boot, and with the rear seats folded flat its load capacity extends to 1,470 litres. It has the same wheelbase as the 5-door hatchback but the rear overhang has grown by 270mm to offer more luggage space. The additional length has increased weight to 1,233 kg (2,718 lbs), so it is 45 kg heavier than the 5-door model, but still the "lightest estate in its class."

The engine range includes a 1.2 liter TSI with 86HP (63 kW) and 105HP (77 kW). There is also a 1.4 liter TSI with either 122HP (90 kW) or 140HP (103 kW). The FR model is powered by a 1.8 liter TSI with 180HP (132 kW) and 250Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque. The diesel line-up includes a 1.6 liter TDI with 90HP (66 kW) and 230Nm (170 lb-ft) and a 2.0 liter TDI with 150HP (110 kW). The FR diesel has 2.0 TDI with 184HP (135 kW) and 380Nm (280 lb-ft).

And with the debut of the Leon ST, SEAT is expanding the extensive line-up of hi-tech options already available with the model, introducing Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Adaptive Chassis Control (DCC) damper adjustment, and Progressive Steering.

The optional Dynamic Pack, including DCC and Progressive Steering, enables a high degree of control under sporty driving conditions.

When it comes to driver assistance and infotainment solutions, the new SEAT Leon ST is fully up-to-the-minute. Safety technology includes Multi-Collision Brake, Tiredness Recognition and Lane Assist, while the SEAT Easy Connect infotainment operating system is an intuitive way of controlling entertainment and communication. Easy Connect includes a standard colour touch-screen and full Bluetooth phone and music connectivity.

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Source: Seat