The SEAT Leon Technology Pack (2013)

SEAT Leon with LED Headlights

SEAT Leon with LED Headlights

For a limited time only SEAT is offering the Technology Pack for new Leon available for £500, a saving of £575 over the list price. The offer finishes on the 31st March 2013 and is available with all new Leon SE and FR models.

The Leon Technology Pack adds LED Headlights, Navigation System and DAB radio which would cost £1,915, if purchased individually.

SEAT Leon LED Headlights

Until very recently LED headlights were the preserve of premium cars then were generally a very expensive option. LED headlights should not be confused with LED daytime running lights or Xenon headlights.

They provide illumination that is as near to natural daylight as currently possible with car headlight technology, they are energy-efficient helping to reducing fuel consumption and aiding emissions, they are non-dazzling to oncoming motorists and reduce eye strain for the driver.  Full-LED headlamps also avoid colour distortion, maintaining a consistently white, flicker- and colour-free beam even at the cut-off line.

Measured by colour temperature in Kelvin’s (K), and where natural daylight is around 5,500K, xenon headlamps measure 4,200K, and conventional halogen bulbs 3,000K. The full-LED headlamps of the SEAT Leon are 5,300K which is extremely close to daylight.

The Leon full-LED light unit comprises six LED modules for the main low beam headlamp and a further three for the high beam function. The Leon’s daytime running light (DRL) uses two LEDs plus a light guide to achieve its distinctive strip effect, while the turn indicators use nine.

The LED taillights of the Leon (standard on FR models and included with the LED Headlights option) are quantifiably more effective than those that use standard bulbs: LED brake lights are 0.02 seconds quicker to react than conventional bulb-based units from the moment the brake pedal is pressed.

SEAT Leon Navigation

The navigation unit comprises 5.8-inch high resolution colour touch screen with a proximity sensor, which actives the main functions when your hand moves towards it. This keeps the screen uncluttered when, for example, the navigation is in use, making it easier to read, there is also voice activation to make the unit handsfree.

SEAT Leon DAB Radio

As part of the technology pack you also benefit from a DAB radio tuner.

Published 18 February 2013 Staff

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