Seat Leon 2013, technology, efficiency and perhaps some surprises

Efficiency, a promising new design, a lot of technology and the new Volkswagen Group platform, are the keys to more compact Youth Seat. Like its predecessor arrive in showrooms later this year with a practical five-door body. Although we will be alert to any news since according to James Muir, President of SEAT SA, will form new bodies for the supply of the León range. Will there be a three-door Seat Leon, convertible or body-on-high, SUV-type jacket?

So far the Seat Leon 2013 with its five-door body is presented showing off the new line manufacturer’s Martorell aesthetics and certain features that resemble the new Seat Ibiza 2012. However in the case of the Seat Leon has gained momentum with a body in which the lines are very marked, with the watchful gaze of LED daylight and an attractive elegant touch sunroof large practicable, which of course is optional.

Surprisingly, breaking with the natural tendency of virtually any generational change that claims to be, the Seat Leon 2013 is two inches shorter than its predecessor. On the other hand, the rear door handles integrated into the framework of the C-pillar windows has been replaced by a conventional half-height handles.

Seat Leon, diesel and gasoline between 85 and 184 hp
The launch of the new Seat León will be effective with a range of petrol and diesel engines of between 1.2 and 2.0-liter, all turbocharged direct injection. Overall consumption has decreased to 22%, starting from the 3.8 liters per 100 kilometers and 99 g / km of CO2 in the frugal model, a 1.6 TDI CR 105 PS power and 250 Nm of torque at its Ecomotive version with Start / Stop (stop and start the engine) automatic. The Ecomotive 2.0 TDI CR 150 PS and 320 Nm of torque consumes only 4.0 liters per 100 kilometers.

Above and below will launch two diesel engines: 2.0 TDI CR 184 hp and 380 Nm and a 1.6 TDI diesel access CR 90 hp. In early 2013, the gasoline engine will access, a 1.2 TSI in two “flavors” or power levels of 85 and 105 hp. For over a 122 hp 1.4 TSI and the tip of the spear a 180 hp 1.8 TSI.

In addition to the manual gearbox as standard may be chosen in almost the entire range of transmissions “automatic” dual-clutch six or seven speeds.

The Seat Leon 2013 is shorter but also spacious and ergonomic
Seat according to a priority for the new Seat Leon, besides the design and the expressiveness of the body, was in the passenger compartment and trunk. Despite the decrease in load space length has increased to 380 liters, about 40 liters over its predecessor, and the interior, although understated, improved ergonomics and driver orientation.

Standard on all Seat Leon will be equipped with at least one communication and entertainment equipment Easy Connect with a touch screen on the dashboard. Reference trim level models will feature a more advanced version called Media System Touch with memory card slots, 5-inch screen and four speakers. Style and FR will have a higher resolution screen, called Media System Colur, six or even eight speakers (for FR), CD, Bluetooth, USB, auxiliary input.

There will still be the option of equipping a higher quality multimedia system called Media Plus System with 5.8-inch touch screen and graphics in three dimensions. These would be the top of the range and include browser and voice control.

Pingües driving aids for the new Seat Leon
Among the driver assistance systems of the Seat Leon 2013 will include a drowsiness detector that warns the driver of his lack of concentration and the risk to driving. It has also installed a camera on the front that allows the automatic connection and disconnection of long range lights and control of active lane, if necessary, act on the wheel to prevent involuntary exit lane.

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