The SEAT Leon first went on sale in the UK in 2000.
The SEAT Leon first went on sale in the UK in 2000. Since then this mid-size family hatchback has become one of the brand’s firm favourites with over 40,000 sold to date, including over 2,500 of the most sporting model the Leon Cupra R.
The Leon is available in five specification levels, S, SX, SE, FR and Cupra R with a choice of nine engines including five petrol a 1.4 16v, 1.6 16v and three versions of the 1.8 20V T engine with 125, 150 and 225PS and four 1.9 TDI variants with 90, 110, 130 and 150 PS.
We chose to test the 1.8 litre 20 valve turbo 225 PS range topping SEAT Leon Cupra R.
SEAT Leon Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||SEAT Leon Cupra R|
|Body Type||5-Door Hatchback|
|Colour||Platinum Grey Metallic|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||6.9 Seconds|
|Top Speed||150 mph|
|Fuel Type||Unleaded Petrol|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||42.8 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||TBA|
|Warranty||3-Year or 60,000 mile (whichever comes first) warranty from date of first registration|
|Price (when tested on the 06/03/05)||£18,055 OTR |
Car as tested £18,380 including £325 for Metallic paint