New Seat Leon FR+ revealed

The new Seat Leon FR+ costs just £1,070 more than the FR model it is based on, but adds two more powerful engine options and a range of new equipment.

Sitting at the top of the Seat Leon range (with the exception of the Seat Leon Cupra R hot hatch), the FR+ is available with a 2.0-litre 211PS petrol engine or a 2.0-litre TDi 170PS diesel alternative.

The new engines are significantly more powerful than the engines available for the FR model, but the upgrades do not stop there.

All Seat Leon FR+ cars come with the same sporty front and rear bumpers, twin chrome exhaust, Led lights and sports seats as the FR model, but extra equipment has been added.

This includes new 18" alloy wheels, a new media system with sat-nav, DAB radio, Bluetooth and an SD card slot all available with a five-inch colour screen.

Front parking sensors have been added to the rear parking sensors offered with FR models, while adaptive lighting and bi-xenon headlamps are also added to the specification.

Seat hopes the new, better equipped model will take advantage of the popularity of the Leon after the Leon FR took up to a quarter of all Leon sales in the UK.

The new Seat Leon FR+ is priced from £21,600 – a £1,070 premium over the standard FR model.

The Seat Leon FR+ joins the S, SE and FR in the standard Seat Leon range. A Seat Leon Cupra R hot hatch is the performance alternative, with its 265bhp engine making it the most powerful Seat to ever be sold in the UK.

Priced at £26,000, the Seat Leon Cupra R is also the most expensive Leon in Seat’s line up.