Seat Leon Hatchback | 2.0 TSI Cupra 300 5dr DSG


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PersonalLease
£303.95Per month inc VAT
BusinessLease
£253.29Per month ex VAT
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Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

£2,735.53 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£2,279.61 ex VAT

Contract Length

47 Months

Maintenance

No

Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Leather Seats
Leather Seats
Alloy Wheels
19" Alloy Wheels
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Climate Control
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Cruise Control

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • Dark tinted rear windows
  • Electric front/rear windows with one touch/anti pinch
  • Rear wash/wipe
BRAKES
  • ABS traction control
  • Collision mitigation braking system
  • Electronic parking brake with auto hold
  • ESP EBA
  • Front assist including city emergency braking
  • Hill hold control
  • Red brake calipers
CARPETS/RUGS
  • Front/rear floor mats
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • Dynamic chassis control
COMMUNICATION
  • Bluetooth Handsfree Phone Connection
  • Voice control system
DRIVER AIDS
  • Cruise control
  • Front parking sensors
  • Progressive power assisted steering
  • Rear parking sensors
  • SEAT Drive profile
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Remote fuel flap release
  • SEAT logo boot release
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • 'Lights On' warning buzzer
  • 8" touch screen
  • Digital cockpit
  • Full Link App interface
  • Low fuel warning light
  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Service interval indicator
  • Trip computer
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
  • Gloss black door mirrors
  • Reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirror
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Gloss black interior trim
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 2 USB ports
  • 2 USB sockets in rear
  • 2 X SD card slot
  • 8 speakers
  • Auxiliary input socket
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Radio/CD MP3
  • Steering wheel mounted audio/phone controls
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Aluminium front door sills
  • Black bodyside mouldings
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • High gloss black finish B and C pillars
  • High gloss black front grille surround
  • Solid paint
  • Twin exhaust pipes
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Electric headlamp adjustment
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED front fog lights
  • LED Headlights
  • LED indicators in door mirrors
  • LED number plate light
  • LED tail lights
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Additional heating and ventilation outlet in rear of centre console
  • Dual zone climate control
  • Dust/pollen filter
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12v power point in centre console
  • Alcantara/leather upholstery
  • Aluminium pedals
  • Black roof lining
  • Boot net
  • Front armrest with storage box
  • Front cupholders x 2
  • Height/reach adjust steering wheel
  • Illuminated door sills
  • Illuminated glovebox
  • Leather handbrake
  • Luggage tie-down hooks
  • Perforated leather steering wheel with white stitching gear knob
  • Rear armrest
  • Steering wheel gearshift paddles
  • Storage boxes under front seats
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Ambient lighting
  • Illuminated boot
  • Illuminated rear centre console
  • Instrument lighting with brightness control
  • LED reading lights
PACKS
  • Convenience pack - Leon
  • Seat navigation pack - Leon
SAFETY
  • 3 point rear seatbelts x3
  • Active pedestrian safety system
  • Child proof door locks
  • Curtain airbags
  • Driver/Front Passenger airbags
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners
  • Front Seatbelt warning
  • Front side airbags
  • Passenger airbag deactivation system
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
SEATS
  • 3 height adjustable rear headrests
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Active head restraints
  • Driver seat height adjustment
  • Driver seat lumbar adjustment
  • Front adjustable head restraints
  • Front seatback pockets
  • Front sports seats
  • Passenger seat height adjuster
  • Passenger seat lumbar adjustment
  • Rear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachment
SECURITY
  • 2 folding remote keys with window open/close function
  • Engine immobiliser
  • Locking wheel bolts
  • Remote central locking deadlocks
  • Volumetric alarm with back up horn
TRANSMISSION
  • Electronic limited slip differential
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Driver/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 19" Cupra Machined alloy wheels 30/2
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Space saver spare wheel

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO2: 156
  • HC: 33E
  • HC+NOx: N
  • NOx: 0.025
  • Particles: N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Bore: 82.5
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 1984
  • Compression Ratio: 9.3:1
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine Codes: 5F16GY
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Type: TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears: 6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Stroke: 92.8
  • Valve gear: DOHC
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 41.5
  • EC Extra Urban: 48.7
  • EC Urban: 33.2
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: TSI 300
  • Coin Series: Cupra
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 300
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 2.0
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 5.7
  • BHP: 300
  • Engine Power KW: 221
  • Engine Power RPM: 5500
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 280
  • Engine Torque MKG: 38.7
  • Engine Torque NM: 380
  • Engine Torque RPM: 1800
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 155
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: True
  • Tyre Size Front: 225/35 R19
  • Tyre Size Rear: 225/35 R19
  • Tyre Size Spare: SPACE SAVER
  • Wheel Style: CUPRA
  • Wheel Type: 19" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height: 1435
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4281
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 10.5
  • Wheelbase: 2631
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1816
  • Width (including mirrors): N
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 380
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 50
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 1910
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 1210
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: N
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: N
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1346
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 564

Reviews

Seat Leon Hatchback CONSTANT LEON

SEAT's third generation Leon has sharpened up its act. Jonathan Crouch reports on the improved version.

Ten Second Review

This facelifted third generation SEAT Leon is a Focus-sized model that now offers smarter styling, improved media connectivity, extra safety provision and some fresh new engine options. If you'd been overlooking it, this Spanish contender might now be worth a second glance.

Background

SEAT, in case you didn't know, is supposed to be an emotive, 'Latin' kind of brand, a kind of 'Iberian Alfa Romeo'. Hence the passionate marketing, the rallying success and the World Touring Car Championship trophies. Customers though, remain a little unconvinced, especially in mainland Europe where SEAT sales are faltering. But not so in the UK. Sales are soaring on these shores and the Leon model range has always represented much of the reason why, ever since the MK1 version's original introduction in 1998 and its swoopy second generation successor's arrival in 2005. Together with the Ibiza supermini, the Leon is SEAT to British buyers. The third generation version, launched in 2012, built upon the solid foundation established by its predecessors but in the years since its introduction, the competition in the Focus class gamily hatchback sector has become much tougher. Hence the need for this improved MK3 Leon with its slicker looks, stronger safety and improved media connectivity.

Driving Experience

Under the bonnet, things are much as before, though there has been a change at the foot of the petrol range where a 1.0-litre TSI three cylinder 115PS unit slots in above the existing 1.2-litre TSI 110PS four cylinder powerplant. Other petrol engine options include a 1.4-litre TSI unit with 125PS and a 1.4 EcoTSI variant with 150PS efficient Cylinder-on-Demand technology. As before, Cupra versions get the 2.0 TSI petrol engine from the Golf GTI, but in an uprated form developing up to 300PS. Most Leon buyers though, will want a diesel. Here again at the foot of the range there's a fresh option, a 115PS version of the VW Group's familiar 1.6-litre TDI unit. Above that sit the usual 2.0-litre TDI units, offered with either 150 or 184PS. When it comes to gearboxes, the range includes five or six-speed manual options, all well as double-clutch DSG auto 'boxes with six or seven-speeds. To drive, this improved Leon will respond much like its predecessor. SEATs always tend to feel a bit more sporty than the Volkswagens they're based upon and this one should be no different. Indeed, the pokier variants further up the range really relish a good flogging. This car is based on the same MQB platform that undergirds VW's Golf, Audi's A3 and Skoda's Octavia and produces enough torsional stiffness to allow this model to combine a supple ride with firm body control. Go for a variant with more than 150PS and it'll also come with multilink rear suspension for a better ride and handling balance: it's a pity that more Leon variants don't get this.

Design and Build

As before, Leon buyers choose from either a five-door hatch, an 'ST' estate model or an 'SC' three-door coupe. In all three cases, SEAT says that visual style was one of the key reasons why people bought the original version of this car, so it wasn't necessary with this facelifted version to change the aesthetics too much. A few tweaks though, have been made. At the front and rear, there are revised bumpers and bodywork with sharper, more assertive lines, plus there's a smarter chromed front grille. Inside, the ambient lighting LEDs' intensity can be regulated as the driver wishes from the newly redesigned eight-inch central infotainment screen. This monitor eliminates the need for many of the buttons and dials that were scattered around the fascia on the previous model. From this monitor, the LED ambient lighting of the cabin can be dimmed or intensified, giving the interior a classy feel. Otherwise, things are much as they were before, which means that passenger space is very class-competitive and there's a decently sized 380-litre boot in the hatch model. If you need more space than that, the ST estate offers 587-litres.

Market and Model

Pricing hasn't changed much, so, as before, you'll be looking at list pricing in the £18,500 to £27,000 bracket for mainstream models. Compared to a five-door hatch variant, an 'SC' coupe will save you around £300, while an 'ST' estate will cost around £1,000 more. Customers get a choice of five trim levels - 'S', 'SE Dynamic Technology', 'SE Technology', 'FR Technology' and 'XCELLENCE Technology'. Beyond that lie the hot hatch Cupra models. There are key changes across the range with regard to media connectivity, this revised Leon featuring the latest generation of the brand's 'Easy Connect' infotainment systems, activated by this model's new 'Media System Plus' eight-inch screen. Customers can also specify a 'Connectivity Box' in the central console that enables wireless smartphone charging. And there's the brand's 'Full Link' system, which enables you to use apps from your smartphone on the fascia screen via either the 'Apple CarPlay' or 'Android Auto' media systems. This improved Leon also features many more options when it comes to electronic safety systems. Examples of this include 'Traffic Jam Assist', which virtually drives the car for you in stop/start traffic. And a 'Pedestrian Protection System' which scans the road ahead not only for other vehicles that might pose accident hazards but also people too.

Cost of Ownership

On the engine front, the big news with this improved MK3 model Leon is the installation of a three cylinder 1.0-litre TSI 115PS unit near the foot of the range. This powerplant gives you the kind of performance you'd expect from, say, a conventional petrol 1.6 allied to the kind of efficiency you'd want from, say, a 1.2-litre model. Which, in this particular Leon, is pretty much what you get. Expect 64.2mpg on the combined cycle and 102g/km of CO2. That stays the same even if you order the optional DSG auto gearbox. This might be enough for some buyers to reconsider their natural inclination to opt for a diesel. Mind you, the diesel options are impressively frugal - expect around 75mpg on the combined cycle from the 1.6-litre TDI unit for example. Even the 2.0-litre TDI 150PS unit might surprise you, it being capable of 68.9mpg and 110g/km. All the powerplants get a Start/Stop system that cuts the engine when you don't need it, stuck in traffic or waiting at the lights. Plus an Energy Recovery system that stores brake energy usually lost as heat and uses it to help power the car's electrical systems, ultimately preserving fuel. All part of what SEAT calls 'Ecomotive technology'.

Summary

This Leon remains a strong but often overlooked contender in the family hatchback segment and it's been usefully improved in this facelifted guise. Buyers will appreciate the smarter safety and improved media connectivity and the 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine is a unit that many diesel buyers ought to have looked at first. As for the wider Leon range, well whether there really is 'latin spirit in every one' is another question of course. In the case of sportier versions like the FR models, we'd be tempted to say yes. Overall, on a pure value-versus-quality basis, this Leon has long been the pick of the Volkswagen Group offerings in this sector. And that also makes it one of the key segment benchmarks outside the Wolfsburg family of brands. Which in turn, makes it a very good car indeed.

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