The SEAT Leon has continued its incredible award-winning streak after having won two awards at the Auto Express New Car Awards for three years running.
Having been named Best Compact Family Car this year, the flagship Leon Cupra model was also awarded with the coveted Best Hot Hatch prize for the second year in a row.
This marks the third year of award wins for the Leon range, after the popular SEAT hatchback was awarded with the highly prestigious Car of the Year award all the way back in 2013.
Auto Express success three years running
Steve Fowler, Auto Express’ editor-in-chief, said: “This hat-trick of wins against such talented opposition is testament to the all-round qualities of the SEAT Leon.
“It’s a clear winner as far as family car buyers are concerned, offering great value, bags of space, generous kit and superb quality. It knocks spots off of its rivals when it comes to looks, too – it’s a seriously stylish car.”
Speaking about the Cupra’s qualities, he said: “A hot hatch has to be many things, but fun is top of the agenda and the SEAT Leon Cupra delivers that by the bucketload.
“It’s brilliant on road and surprisingly capable on track, yet when it comes to its sensible side it offers family-friendly space, reasonable running costs and the sort of tech and quality you’d expect from a supercar rather than a hot hatch.”
Versatile and appealing range
One of the most versatile ranges currently on the market, the SEAT Leon is available in three-door sports coupe, five-door hatchback and ST estate body styles for excellent customer choice.
The Leon is also available in high-performance Cupra specification, while the new four-wheel drive X-PERIENCE crossover was introduced last year for even more flexibility for drivers.
SEAT’s president and CEO, Jurgen Stackman, said: “We’re delighted that in such a fiercely competitive market, Leon remains the benchmark for others to aspire to, witnessed now by three years of success in the Auto Express New Car Awards.
New Ibiza to follow soon
“We’ve started rolling out the successful Leon formula across other models in the range, including the upcoming new Ibiza, so I’m confident there’s a great chance we’ll be back on the podium next year.”
Back in May, SEAT unveiled the latest facelifted version of the popular Ibiza hatchback, which now comes with a range of styling, equipment and engine upgrades for this year.
For more information on SEAT’s range of cars, including both the Leon and the Ibiza, why not get in touch with your local Perrys SEAT dealerships today!