SEAT has introduced the New SEAT Leon which will arrive at dealerships at the start of 2017, with pre-ordering open at the end of the year. SEAT’s best-selling model will arrive with new technologies focused on improved functionality and safety, emotional appeal and connectivity, and a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) engine as one of the drivetrain options.
“With the New SEAT Leon, we want to continue the success story of one of SEAT’s most emblematic models, including further technologies in terms of driving assistance systems, safety systems and, of course, connectivity,” said Vice-President for R&D, Dr. Matthias Rabe.
Amongst the new adaptations that will appeal to drivers is the ambient lighting LEDs’ intensity which can be regulated as the driver wishes from the newly designed 8-inch screen, eliminating the need for many of the buttons and dials that exist on the console of the current model. LED technology has also been used in the indicators and fog lights.
Additionally, the Leon has taken onboard the latest technological developments such as Traffic Jam Assist, a function that offers great comfort in traffic with frequent and intermittent stops. Thanks to the combination of the Lane Assist and the ACC, in traffic jams the car manoeuvres, accelerates and brakes automatically within the limits of the system. Up to approximately 60 kph, the system provides assistance with speed while keeping the car in the correct lane.
The New SEAT Leon has for the very first time a Connectivity Box in the central console that enables wireless smartphone charger.
The new SEAT Leon’s range of engines includes the 1.4 litre TGI CNG version which, according to SEAT, offers exceptional performance and high quality often only seen in a sport version.
The new SEAT Leon will be available in three existing body types; the 5-door, the 3-door coupe and the ST family.
There are now more than 5,100 natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in Spain, more than 60% of which are trucks and buses.