The 1.9-litre 150 PS TDi PD engine which powers the Leon TDi PD Cupra is the most powerful diesel engine available in any SEAT. Its 150 PS transmitted to the front wheels through a slick six-speed gearbox take it from 0-62 mph in 8.9 seconds and gives it a top speed of 134 mph. But, with all the frugality expected of a diesel engine, it boasts a combined fuel consumption figure of 52.3 mpg which is something bound to appeal to those seeking economy with sporty driving.
It’s not just the exceptional engine and performance that makes the Leon TDi PD Cupra such an attractive buy. Its £16000 price tag also includes sporty looks coupled with a high level of equipment. Cupra styling gives it an easily distinguishable, more aggressive styling than other Leons with beefier bumpers, a deeper roof spoiler, body coloured door mouldings, honeycomb mesh grills, chrome exhaust and five-spoke 17" alloy wheels.
On the inside it’s no less impressive with front sports seats, white instrument dials, leather steering wheel, gear knob and handbrake. The on board computer gives the time, fuel consumption, trip mileage journey time and outside temperature, while Climate Control and the radio/cassette/6-CD player ensure the ambience in the cabin remains to your liking. Standard safety equipment includes ABS, EDS, TCS, front and front side airbags (with passenger airbag deactivation) and two ISOFIX child seat mountings in the rear. The whole package is protected by remote central locking with deadlocks, immobiliser and volumetric alarm.
The Leon TDi PD Cupra is priced at £16000 on the road including 12 months road fund licence, first registration fee, 24 months unlimited mileage warranty, 3 year/60000 mile warranty, 12 years anti-perforation warranty and 5 years SEAT Assistance roadside assistance including cover in 33 countries in and bordering Europe.
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