2013 Seat Leon - Price £15,670
SEAT has announced the full price list for the all-new five-door 2013 Leon. The car starts from £15,670 RRP OTR for the entry level. It will hit the UK market from 1 October 2012 and the first deliveries will be in March 2013.
"The new Leon requires no compromise for the customer. For the first time ever, the Leon range will expand to include a three-door and sports tourer versions. They will expand the Leon's appeal as well as its reach within the segment.", commented SEAT S.A. President James Muir.
The new Leon arrives during the busiest period of new product activity in the company's history. SEAT's recent product offensive has seen the introduction of its new city car, the Mii, as well as an extensively refreshed Ibiza and the launch of the fourth generation Toledo hatchback.
And while the updated range will provide a platform for sales growth, James Muir underlined that the future success of SEAT will also be built on product expansion: "Coupled with our strategy of market expansion, which saw SEAT launch in China earlier this year, SEAT's future success will be built on new products, in more segments, in more markets," he said.
Three trim levels will be available from launch: S, SE and FR.
In addition to the standard S specification, SE trim adds luxuries such as ambient interior spot lighting, a leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, chrome dashboard detailing, front fog lights w/cornering, cruise control, 16-inch alloy wheels, SEAT's XDS electronic differential lock system, and hill hold control.
SEAT's iconic FR badge will adorn range topping versions from launch, adding a host of visually striking and performance-enhancing kit. Only the most powerful engines in the Leon line-up will sit under the bonnet of FR cars, whose standard equipment roster includes 17-inch alloy wheels, redesigned front and rear bumpers, twin chrome exhaust pipes, dark tinted windows, front sports seats, a flat-bottomed leather steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, LED tail lights, sports suspension and SEAT Drive Profile.
The engine range includes 1.6 TDI 105 PS with Ecomotive Technology returns 74.3 mpg and 99 g/km*, while even the most powerful version at launch, the 2.0 TDI 184 PS FR, boasts a startling average consumption figure of 65.7 mpg, with 112 g/km CO2* – and that's despite having more torque than a Porsche Cayman R, helping it to complete the 0-62 mph benchmark in a rapid 7.5 seconds.
Available with five- and six-speed manual gearboxes, as well as the highly efficient and quick-shifting 7-speed DSG twin-clutch automatic, no Leon from launch will exceed 140g/km* CO2emissions. In fact, every engine bar the high-performance 1.8 TSI 180 PS puts out less than 120g/km*.