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Seat Leon

Seat Leon
EngineFour-cylinder in-line
Displacement (bore*stroke)
Compression ratio
Drivetrain designFront drive, transverse
TransmissionManual five-speed, manual six-speed, sequential six-speed
Front suspensionMcPherson
Rear suspensionTwist-beam axle
SteeringRack and pinion, servo, electrical
Wheelbase2.636 mm
Wheels195/65 R 15
225/40 R 18
Length4.263 mm
Width1.784 mm
Height1.459 mm
Payload492 kg
Kerb weight1188 kg incl. driver
Maximum speed

Actually, as a car manufacturer one can desire it hardly better. Seat is part of the VW group and thus one is protected to a certain degree. In addition, one benefits enormously from nearly patented substructure, in this case, e.g. the Golf 7 which already contains all advantages of the modular transverse matrix.

One develops the Seat Leon even timed so matching that one can offer even LED headlights in contrast to the said Golf. Who can himself appreciate already technically the Golf to be ahead by a nose. By the way from the beginning, almost all engines belong to the available range from sporty to stingy.

The production is also expected to be no problem with the standard of skilled workers in the Spanish factory in Martorell, especially since the company has invested still 800 million euros there. Easy to imagine that in the crisis-ridden country a workplace at Seat is in great demand. The 'Lion of Spain' can compete well with the Golf also supported by the favorable price of more than 1500 Euro less in the basic equipment, but then without air conditioning.

Yet would remain to mention the design. Earlier it was easier to differ from a VW. This is even harder with the Golf 7 but is quite successful with this Seat-product. Worth mentioning the slimmer 'buttocks' and for the view to the rear more friendly C pillar. Laterally are set a new course with three filigree beads although that really is not easy nowadays.

Who wants to grumble still, about the less racy dashboard or the high load sill? The fact is that the altogether more styling emphasized cars of this class, such as the Opel Astra now again have to exert a little more. However who rather prefers three doors or needs much space in the van, must be a little patient. 10/12               Top of page               Index
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