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SEAT Leon range expansion brings extra fleet-friendly models

SEAT has expanded the line-up for the new Leon with extra trim levels and engines, including latest fleet-orientated models.

The fourth-gen model launched earlier this year (see road test here) and the expanded range adds to its fleet appeal.

A key update for business drivers is the addition of a new entry-level SE model, which is priced from £19,855 and particularly aimed at fleets. One of four new trim levels – which also include FR Sport, Xcellence and Xcellence Lux – it joins the SE Dynamic and FR trims made available at launch. It also introduces a new 1.0-litre 110hp TSI that’s RDE2-compliant, escaping the 4% BiK surcharge and bringing lower VED.

Official WLTP combined fuel consumption is 47.1-52.3mpg while WLTP CO2 is 123g/km, putting the 1.0 TSI in the 27% BiK bracket for 2020/21.

The SE is also available with a 130hp 1.5-litre TSI with WLTP CO2 of 124g/km (27% BiK), priced from £21,425, and a 115hp 2.0-litre TDI with 111g/km (29% BiK), priced from £22,835.

Standard SE spec includes ‘Kessy Go’ keyless start, 2 x USB-C ports in the front, LED headlight and fog light technology with cornering function, cruise control with speed limiter, electronic parking brake, an 8.25-inch infotainment system with Full Link smartphone integration, cloth upholstery, leather steering wheel and gearstick, and SEAT Connect technology.

Richard Harrison, managing director, SEAT UK, said: “We expect the entry-level, yet generously equipped, SE models to prove popular with fleet managers given the exceptionally competitive TCO, the result of strong residuals, efficient engines and low insurance group ratings.”

The updates to the range also introduce a new FR Sport trim, combining sporty styling with a host of extra equipment. It builds on the current FR trim and adds a Winter Pack which includes heated front seats, heated steering wheel a unique black interior roof lining, microsuede cloth upholstery, wraparound ambient lighting technology and exclusive 18-inch ‘Performance’ machined alloy wheels to complete the look. The FR Sport is priced from £25,075 for the 1.5-litre 130hp TSI.

The new Xcellence trim, priced from £26,080 for the same engine, puts the focus on luxury, adding in bumpers, a hot-stamped Diamond grille, chrome-framed side windows and 17-inch alloy wheels. Inside, the key surfaces are finished in microsuede cloth and it also gains the Winter Pack.

At the top of the range, Xcellence Lux adds leather upholstery, Predictive Adaptive Cruise Control technology and 18-inch machined aero alloy wheels. It’s priced from £27,435 for the 1.5 130hp TSI.

All models feature standard safety technologies such as the tiredness recognition system, lane keeping assist, XDS Electronic differential lock, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and forward collision warning with braking reaction to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.

They also all continue to use SEAT’s easymove specification system to simplify ordering. Introduced in 2018 across the full SEAT line-up following a positive pilot on the Arona, the three-step system means customers only need to choose the trim level, engine and colour; metallic paint comes as standard.

All new additions are available to order now.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006.