This is already the fourth era of Seat Leon. The compact of the Spanish model has already bought greater than 2.2 million copies since its launch. Discovery of the youngest behind the wheel of the very convincing FR One 1.5 eTSI 150 DSG7 model.
Since the top of the final century, Leon proudly boasts on the roads of the world the title of town within the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. However, the tireless ambassador of Seat has all the time saved the accent of Martorell, her monumental Catalan cradle.
Produced on the MQB Evo platform (that of the Golf 8 or the Audi A3), it doesn’t hesitate to show its Latin preferences with a silhouette that stands out from that of the earlier era. With 86 millimeters extra, it now reaches 4.37 m with a wheelbase up 5 mm (the rear passengers profit instantly), a barely lowered roof and a receding width.
The first look leaves this impression … hybrid attributable to an authentic design retaining some fascinating reminders of the previous such because the cutout of the aspect home windows or the define of the optical models. Ribbed hood, hollowed sides, spectacular LED mild bar between the lights and the rear indicators (on this sporty FR end), the compact presents itself with a hexagonal grille housing the imposing “S” of the model watched over by two elegant feline eyes semi-enclosed and dominating a decrease half imported from Tarraco.
Red of … want
Note that the “red desire” of our test mannequin splendidly highlights the brand new options of the Hispano-German compact. The FR end offers the inside an environment that’s each very “GT” and a extra stylish character. The particular, authentic steering wheel, the vermilion stitching (it really works each time) the refined board, the imposing central display (10 inches, it integrates gesture recognition and many programs), quite a few storage areas, no false notes on the cockpit.
Let’s simply remorse the transfer to “all touch” and the shortage of ease of use that, unusually, outcomes. Adjusting the air con, for instance, requires the contact of a virtuoso pianist …
Do not be anxious concerning the absence of a “gear lever”, even with the DSG automated gearbox (just a little too quiet at occasions) all the things goes via a small lever that you just manipulate together with your fingertip. If you’re feeling like taking again management, the paddles are ready for you behind the wheel.
Sport mode, pleasure mode
To convey all this to life and advance, the Leon recovers the wonderful 150 horsepower four-cylinder petrol engine, which had already appeared on the Golf. It advantages from the reducing of two cylinders if obligatory, and the micro-hybridization system. A 48 V starter-alternator and a lithium-ion battery are there to help the unit in relaunching at low speeds, throughout a protracted low-speed section we see the phrase “freewheel” which saves a number of drops. gasoline.
A bit too quiet, peaceable, in Normal mode, the brand new “lioness” (they don’t all come from Sochaux, the proof!) Wakes up in the event you select to swap to Sport. She will not scare you by her roars however you’ll applaud her mood. The alternative to verify the impeccable outfit of the entire and to have (actually) enjoyable on a number of specials of your alternative.
Like all “modern cars”, the Leon has a really excessive stage of driving help, which is undoubtedly beneficial when wanted however very painful every day. We would additionally like to have the option to eliminate the “Lane Assist” beeps, nevertheless it reconnects at every begin, forcing the exasperated consumer to bravely plunge again into the menu to proceed his battle.
Length: 4368 mm
Width: 1800 mm
Height: 1442 mm
Wheelbase: 2686 mm
Number of seats: 5
Boot area: 380 to 1301 l
Tank capability: 45 l
Weight: 1361 kg
Motorization: 4-cylinder 48v mild hybridization petrol
Power: 150 hp
Capacity: 1498 cc
Maximum torque: 250 Nm at 1500 rpm
Maximum pace: 221 km / h
0 to 100 km / h: 8”4
Gearbox: 7-speed robotized
Fiscal energy: 8 CV
Combined consumption: 5.9 l / 100 km
CO2 emissions: 127 g / km
– The very charming FR end
– Road holding
– The engine up to the duty
– Sport seats, excellent
– Overall consolation
– The multimedia system with out limits or virtually
– The area provided to rear passengers
– The trunk with a good dimension and a loading threshold too excessive
– All the keys at the moment are tactile, it isn’t all the time simple to dose, typically unattainable whereas using
– Some “oversights” on the standard of plastics
– Driving aids with out mercy on the nerves!
2.2> Million. With this Leon, Seat begins the advertising of the fourth era (1999-2006) (2005-2012) (2012-2020) of its bestseller. Since its launch, the Spanish producer of the Volkswagen empire has bought greater than two million copies of its compact launched on the finish of the final century and nonetheless within the catalog.
Halo Hola!> For a element it is a element however on this world of bullies just a little politeness does not harm. When the sunshine falls, whenever you return to your Leon, you’re greeted by an outstanding “hola” in its luminous halo. We are solely ready for the “only tal” that goes with it!
€ 31,540 (from € 21,370)