The all-new Seat Leon has arrived in time for 202 registration sales. Pricing starts from €23,910 for the entry-level 1.0 TSI 110 hp SE petrol and diesel prices start from €26,040 for the 2.0 TDI 115hp SE.
The Leon remains a core model for the brand in the Irish market. The all-new fourth generation Leon will launch with traditional TSI and TDI engines as well as the new addition of a mild hybrid electric vehicle engine (1.5 eTSI 150hp with DSG) at €30,890 (Excellence or FR spec.). The mild hybrid electric a first for the brand.
In total, the all-new Leon boasts five engine option. These options include two petrol engine choices in the 1.0 TSI 110hp and a 1.5 TSI 150hp; the two Diesel options include a 2.0 TDI 115hp and a 2.0 TDI 150hp DSG; and new to the range, the aforementioned mild hybrid electric vehicle engine (eTSI).
Seat says that the fourth generation Leon is completely connected (another first for the brand). It also includes state of the art safety features along with improved comfort and practicality.
Seat says that the new model has larger dimensions, which should mean increased comfort and space for passengers and luggage.
The new Leon comes with a host of features as standard, such as 16” alloy wheels, an 8” media system and ‘Seat Connect’. As well as this a number of safety items will also come as standard on the Leon range including adaptive cruise control, light assist (head-beam assist) and fatigue detection.
The ‘Xcellence’ and ‘FR’ trims offer customers even more additional features as standard with 17” alloy wheels on Xcellence and 18” allow wheels on FR, a full digital cockpit, full LED lights, coast to coast rear lights, wrap around interior lighting, a connectivity box and more.
The Leon 5-door has an increased wheelbase, 50mm more than the previous generation vehicle- the latter increase has meant more room has been added to the interior of the car.
It adds that the new Leon’s rear space has improved by 49mm, meaning occupants remain comfortable whether the journey is a short local hop or an adventure further afield.
Seat boasts that the fourth generation Leon is the safest vehicle the brand has ever developed, thanks in particular, to the integration of a state-of-the-art suite of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The aim is not only to protect passengers from potential accidents, but also to prevent accidents from occurring.
The fourth generation Leon offers two levels of front illumination, the standard LED in the SE and SE+ trims use four diodes per headlight and offers 550 lumens (luminous flux on the road, low beam).
The all-new Seat Leon is the brand’s first fully connected car and will now offer connectivity with ‘Full Link ‘- Android Auto and also wireless access to Apple’s CarPlay and online infotainment and soon this new model will offer in car apps that expand and improve the customer’s driving experience.
With the optional Connectivity Box with inductive charging that meets Qi standard protocols, users needn’t worry about losing power at crucial moments.
Once outside the vehicle, thanks to the Seat Connect app, users can remotely access their vehicle’s data: driving data, parking position, vehicle’s status, including doors and lights, set up speed alerts so you can be warned if someone using your vehicles is driving too quickly, area and anti-theft alerts, open and close the doors with the remote lock and unlock service, or can remotely activate the horn and turn signals to find the car more easily.
Niall Phillips, brand director at Seat Ireland commented to us, “We are very excited to welcome the all-new Seat Leon to Ireland. The Leon is a firm favourite among Irish customers and we are confident that they will love the fourth generation even more. The new Leon brings a new level of technology, design and safety to this segment with one of the lowest CO2 measures in its class”.
Phillips added: “The launch of this new Leon marks another innovative moment in the overall evolution of Seat. It’s great to be able to offer our customers even more variety of high-quality vehicles”.
Finally, Seat reminds us that customers can also avail of a discounted 3-year service plan for only €9.99 and 2.9 per cent PCP Finance until the 31st July 2020.