SEAT is continuing its product offensive with the New SEAT Leon, one of the three pillars of the famous Spanish brand. The new model has all the necessary ingredients; comfort, technology and quality without forgetting the emotional ones; design, dynamism, pleasure, excitement and ease of use. And all of these make up the formula for success for a car that forms part of SEAT’s history; a formula based on design and functionality; the “Leon Formula”, the perfect combination of emotional and rational ingredients. These updates that the SEAT Leon is receiving are focused on technology and design. The New SEAT Leon will arrive at dealerships next January 2017, with pre-ordering starting at the end of the year. The SEAT Leon is currently SEAT’s best-selling model.
Even though one of the main reasons for the Leon’s success is without a doubt down to its quality design, some subtle changes have been made. Let’s say everything has been changed with almost nothing changing. According to SEAT Design director Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, “the Leon is a very attractive model and it isn’t necessary to change its image, only reinforce it, refresh it. The objective is to harmonise all parts of the model, in particular the front and the rear with the sides of the car."
Connectivity, the constant connection with the digital world, is a major part of a modern, urban lifestyle for many people. The SEAT Leon offers the very highest level of connectivity – with the latest generation of Easy Connect infotainment systems, SEAT Full Link and the exclusive SEAT ConnectApp. The Media System plus, with its eight-inch screen, is the highlight of the new-generation infotainment systems, while The Connectivity Box in the central console of the SEAT Leon is easy to reach and for the first time enables wireless smartphone charging and, thanks to automatic coupling with the roof antenna, ensures better reception. It incorporates two USB ports for parallel connection of MirrorLink-capable smartphones and external music players. SEAT Full Link is the connectivity world for users of virtually all smartphones. Alongside MirrorLink, Full Link also incorporates the functions of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The new SEAT Leon’s range of engines satisfies a wide range of needs, including diesel, petrol and CNG (Compressed Natural Gas). The diesel range starts with the 90-horsepower 1.6 TDI version up to the 2.0 TDI with 184 horsepower, not forgetting the newest arrival to the range, the 115-horsepower 1.6 TDI unit.