The Seat Leon family, which already includes the 5-door and SC Sports coupe, is to be extended here with the addition of a handsome Sports Tourer in November.
The Tourer has a capacity of 587 litres, rising to 1470 litres with the rear seat backrests folded. The extensive line-up of hi-tech options such the full-LED headlamps is expanded by ACC proximity radar and DCC variable damper adjustment.
The optional Dynamic Pack including DCC and Progressive Steering enables a high degree of control under sporty driving conditions.
Efficiency was high on the list of priorities in the development of the Sports Tourer.
The fuel-efficient TDI and TSI engines, with displacements ranging from 1.2 to 2.0 litres and output from 86 PS to 184 PS all run with direct injection and turbocharging.
The base version Tourer weighs in at just 1,233 kilograms, making it a mere 45 kilograms heavier than the five-door Leon and the lightest estate in its class.
The technology package in the new Sport Tourer is largely similar to that of the Leon and Leon SC. In Ireland Seat will focus on the1.2 TSI which is available in two versions (86 bhp and 105 bhp).
With start/stop and brake energy regeneration, the 105 bhp engine consumes just 4.9 litres per 100 km (CO2: 114 g/km). At the top of the petrol line-up is the FR, with the 1.8 TSI delivering 180 bhp and 250 Nm of torque.
The TDI range extends from 90 to 184 bhp.
The entry model is the 1.6 TDI with 90 bhp. The 2.0 TDI pumps out 150 bhp. A sporty highlight is the 2.0 TDI with 184 bhp and 380 Nm of torque, which features exclusively in the FR and boasts fuel consumption of a mere 4.3 litres per 100 km (CO2: 112 g/km).