The new SEAT Leon which goes on sale March 2013 has been awarded 5-stars in the latest Euro NCAP safety ratings.
It scored an adult occupant rating of 94%, child occupant 92%; pedestrian 70% and safety assist 71%. Which compares to the Ford Focus when tested earlier in the year, which scored an adult occupant rating of 92%, child occupant 82%, pedestrian 72% and safety assist 71%.
The child occupant result is very good with the Leon scoring maximum points based on the readings recorded from the child dummies during the dynamic tests. NCAP noted that the passenger airbag can be disabled to allow rearward-facing restraint to be used in the front seat and that the status of that airbag is clearly visible to the driver.
Across the range, the SEAT Leon is equipped with seven airbags, anti-lock braking, traction control, electronic stability control with emergency brake assist, active front head restraints and ISOFIX child seat fixings with top tether anchorage points.
Additional equipment includes a Tiredness Recognition System, Lane Assist, High Beam Assist, and full LED headlamps, which offer a light that’s far closer to natural daylight than even xenon units provide.
Prices for the new SEAT Leon will start at £15,670 for the entry-level SEAT Leon S 1.2 TSI.
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