SEAT models scoop two CarBuyer awards

CarBuyer named the company’s popular Leon model as the ‘Best Family Car’ of the year, while also giving a ‘Best MPV’ honour to the SEAT Alhambra.

As well as winning a CarBuyer award, the best-selling SEAT Leon also claimed the ‘Best small family car less than £16,000’ honour from What Car? and the overall Auto Express ‘Car of the Year’ in 2013.

Auto Express also named the Leon the ‘Best Compact Family Car’ of the year, as well as presenting the company’s Alhambra with the ‘Best MPV’ title for the third year running.

Speaking about the latest SEAT Leon, CarBuyer commented: "The latest SEAT Leon blends a sporty drive, stylish looks and decent practicality. It’s cheaper than the VW Golf, too."

Regarding SEAT’s popular MPV, CarBuyer had the following to say: "Seven-seat practicality and a solid line-up of Volkswagen-sourced engines make the Alhambra a good all-rounder for large families."

The third-generation of the award-winning SEAT Leon arrived in the UK back in March 2013, with prices for the five-door hatchback starting from £15,670.

Upon its arrival, the all-new Leon was the first model in its class to offer full-LED headlamps, with SEAT also utilising a longer wheelbase for improved interior space and handling.

The SEAT Leon is available in three trim levels: S, SE and FR, with prices ranging from £15,670 to £22,635. Models offer combined fuel economy of between 47.1mpg and 74.3mpg, while producing between 99g/km and 139g/km of CO2 emissions.

Currently in its second-generation, the award-winning SEAT Alhambra is a popular MPV that is good to drive, hugely practical and comes with an impressive list of standard equipment.

Available in three trim levels, which are S, SE and SE Lux, the seven-seater SEAT Alhambra is priced from £25,340 and offers customers a whopping 2,340 litres of space.

Highlights include an easy fold system for seats, clever Park Assist option, optional bi-xenon headlamps, optional panoramic sliding roof, three-zone climate control and numerous safety features, such as ABS, ESC, tyre pressure monitoring display and integrated child seat with ISOFIX.

Thanks to a host of safety features, including up to nine airbags, the SEAT Alhambra MPV earned a maximum five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP.