Seat reveals 2013 Leon hatchback

The new 2013 Leon will be a welcome addition to the Seat range and will sit in-between the lucrative Ibiza supermini and Exeo saloon.

Now in its third generation, the new Seat Leon echoes a similar, yet refreshed appeal to its predecessor.

Although it keeps a recognisable compact body shape, the new Leon offers more of sporty appeal as its new squinted headlamp set up is followed by strong body contours that span to its flanks. It is also the first model to feature the new Seat logo.

James Muir, President of Seat S.A. said: “The new Leon condenses all the strengths of the Seat brand more than ever before. It is a car with sporting character and wide-ranging strengths. It brings quality and technologies from the full-size class into the compact segment.”

Under the bonnet is where the key traits shine as there is a wide range of both petrol and diesel variants. The most economical engine in the range is a 1.6-litre TDI diesel which, with its low 99g/km of CO2 emissions, is road tax exempt. With the use of stop/start technology the new Leon can also return around 74.3mpg.

As with previous Leon models, the new 2013 addition offers a punchy 2.0-litre diesel which produces 181bhp and 380Nm of torque.

Although extensive trim specification details have not yet been announced, some of the Leon’s new interior technology features include a Media System Touch, which includes a CD radio, SD card slot, four speakers and a five-inch touch screen. The new Leon also offers 380 litres of stowage space.

Further information on the new 2013 Seat Leon will be announced at the Paris Motor Show in September.

Seat vehicles are available from Perry’s Aylesbury dealership.