posted 6 years ago

New Seat Leon SC makes UK debut

three door sports coupe

The new Seat Leon SC will make its UK debut next week at the London Motorexpo at Canary Wharf. It is the first three door Leon and it looks like it will be a top seller. It has the looks of a sports coupe but the practicality of a family hatchback so will appeal to all generations.

The Leon SC is on sale now, prices start at £15,370 and first customer deliveries will be in July. When you compare to the five door version you will see is has a slightly lower roofline and a shorter wheelbase but there is still plenty of headroom inside and can seat five people. It also boasts the same size boots as the five door which is approximately 380 litres.

Specification is extremely generous and makes this new three door coupe remarkable value. The entry level 'S' comes with air conditioning, sports-shaped front seats, a colour touchscreen display for the media system, steering wheel mounted audio controls, seven airbags, remote central locking, anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control. If you opt for the SE trim then specification increases to 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights with cornering function, cruise control, leather steering wheel and gear knob, XDS electronic differential lock, and hill hold control.

The top-of-the range Leon models come with Seat's iconic FR badge and only the more powerful engines in the line-up qualify. All FR cars get 17-inch alloy wheels, LED rear lights, dual-zone climate control, dark tinted rear windows, and FR-specific front- and rear bumpers. The icing on the cake is that the new Leon is also the first family hatchback in the world available with full-LED headlights, which are optional on SE and FR cars. Full-LEDs provide a powerful light beam that's closer to natural daylight than any other sort of headlamp, which aids visibility and therefore safety, while reducing the risk of eye strain.

London Motorexpo show

The London Motorexpo takes place 10 - 16 June and is one third of what its organisers call 'a revolutionary format' and 'the world's biggest free-to-visit motoring event.' London is the first of three Motorexpo events, with the second taking place in Toronto, Canada, in June, and the third in New York during December.

The new Leon SC will be joined at the Motorexpo by five-door versions of the Seat Leon, and thanks to the unique format of the show, attendees will have the chance to get behind the wheel; petrol and diesel Leon five-door models in both SE and FR specification will be available to try, while an Ibiza FR TDI 143 PS will also be on display.