SEAT’s best-selling model, the fourth generation of which was launched in January 2020, has been a cornerstone of the range since 1999, accumulating more than 2.25 million sales.

Arriving in the UK this spring, the all-new SEAT Leon builds on the appeal of its predecessor but with a stronger, more purposeful character, aided by its improved aesthetic, smooth flowing surfaces and the perfect mix of curves and edges.

The new exterior has been specifically developed to enhance the vehicle’s overall efficiency with enhanced aerodynamics, improving the drag coefficient by around eight per cent compared to the previous generation.

The all-new SEAT Leon has been developed with real-world driving in mind, with a range of powertrains that now also includes electrified variants to boost efficiency. The new-generation car is available in petrol (TSI), diesel (TDI), mild-hybrid (eTSI) and plug-in hybrid (eHybrid) units, each designed to deliver the highest levels of performance and driveability.

SEAT will also expand its line-up of electrified vehicles with a plug-in hybrid electric version of the Leon. A 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine electric motor, 13kWh lithium-ion battery pack and six-speed DSG transmission combine to produce 150kW/204PS of power and is recharged via a 3.6kW AC inlet. New Leon can be fully charged from zero per cent in less than 3.5 hours.

The plug-in hybrid version also allows users to drive Leon via electric power only, emitting no emissions and giving a usable range of 60km (38 miles) – perfect for cities where air quality regulations are stricter.

Blink and it’s ….

HONDA UK has announced that its entire allocation of Civic Type R Limited Edition has sold out – before any customer has even seen the car!

With only 100 of these cars intended for the European market, just 20 are destined to officially land on UK shores making it set to be one of the rarest cars on the road in 2020.

Priced from £39,995, the Civic Type R Limited Edition represents the purest expression of Type R, with less weight, improved dynamics and a strong driver focus.

Pricing and further information on the 2020 year model Civic Type R, Civic Type R GT and Civic Type R Sport Line will be announced in due course.