The SEAT Leon hatchback was launched in 2002 and the Cupra two years later. Major revisions were made in 2005 and 2009. Essentially, the SEAT Leon is a low cost and sporty looking hatch with quite distinctive features. It is a great car to drive, handling well and with performance figures that are normally associated with more expensive cars.
There are several variants from which to choose; the hatchback, the Cupra (which is a sporty coupe version) and the FR, which is half way between the two. In the hatchback trim, there are several engine options starting with a 1.6 litre entry engine and going up to a 140 bhp 2 litre TDI diesel. Later versions have a stop-start system which delivers a fuel economy of up to 74 mpg.
The Cupra is designed to appeal to appeal to a broad range of motorists and is a great buy as a small family car; it also has a great appeal to the younger driver.
The beauty of SEAT is the amount of value you get for your money. With excellent build quality, superb performance and reliability (many of the components are the same as are used in the VW Golf) a used SEAT Leon is a very practical and affordable option.
By far the sportiest SEAT Leon is the wonderful looking Cupra R. It is powered by a 2 litre turbocharged petrol engine that delivers 261 bhp, will accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 6.2 seconds and has a maximum speed of 155 mph. Performance is on a par with the Audi TT.
Amongst people who know that the car is more important than the badge, the SEAT Leon is a very popular buy and there are many examples for sale across the UK from approved SEAT dealers, independent traders and private sellers. No matter where you are in the UK, Motors.co.uk could find a deal on a used Seat Leon near you.
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