‘Most Extreme Environmental Performer Ever’
Order books have opened for the most extreme production Leon ever, extreme in the environmental efficiency sense as this new model has a Co2 rating of just 87g/km. It is available in all three bodystyles; SC, five door and the ST.
The new Leon Ecomotive was launched at September’s Frankfurt Motor Show alongside the new Leon ST Estate. First deliveries of the new Leon Ecomotive will be in January 2014, priced from £19,360 for the SC, £19,660 for the five-door and £20,485 for the ST. All three versions return the same incredible 85.6 mpg combined fuel consumption and the 87 g/km CO2 figure puts the car into VED Band A, so the tax disc costs exactly nothing per year.
Steve Mirfin, SEAT UK’s Leon Product Manager said “this Leon Ecomotive really moves the game forward for us. Not only is it a lot more efficient than the outgoing car, it’s one of the most efficient medium-sized cars on the market and offers outstanding fuel economy. We benchmarked the car against the most popular models in the segment to make sure we’re right at the cutting edge on real-world fuel economy, but also on value, performance and quality. And with the Ecomotive available in all three Leon body styles; its appeal extends to a huge customer base, not least the fleet market, where practicality and running costs are paramount.”
The Leon Ecomotive is powered by a 1.6-litre TDI diesel engine that is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox whose ratios are spaced for optimum efficiency; the transmission is a fundamental difference between the Leon Ecomotive and the standard Leon 1.6 TDI, which itself emits a very modest 99 g/km, equipped with a five-speed manual gearbox. Standard equipment is generous with 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights with cornering function, cruise control, a leather steering wheel and gear knob, air conditioning, electric windows all around (aside from SC versions), Bluetooth hands-free phone system, SEAT Easy Connect multimedia system, and a front armrest/storage box; the Leon Ecomotive is based on the SE specification. Until the end of the year the Leon Ecomotive is eligible for Seat’s free Technology Pack offer, which endows the car with cutting edge full-LED headlights (including their distinctive strip-LED daytime running lights), satellite navigation and a DAB radio, so every medium-wave radio talk show rant can be enjoyed in crystal clear digital quality.
Seat is also offering 4.9% PCP finance, so if this new Leon Ecomotive is for you then get your name on the order books now.