High flying Seat look to 2014

The new Seat promotion
A zero finance scheme for buyers and free upgrade packs are part of the alluring Seat promotion package for 2014.

A zero finance scheme for buyers and free upgrade packs are part of the alluring Seat promotion package for 2014.

For example, customers who order a new Seat Leon sports coupe by December 20 will enjoy savings of €1,693 on the SE technology pack and €885 on the FR titanium pack.

The SE technology pack includes front and rear LED lights and 17” ‘Dynamic S’ alloys, which all come free under this latest promotion. The Leon FR titanium pack offers 18” performance machined Titanium alloys and painted Titanium mirrors, both free, a saving of €885.

This is all part of a promotion the company is calling Seat Fast4waring to 2014, and it will run until December 20.

As part of the event, customers can now test drive a wide variety of the 2014 range which includes the Seat Mii, Ibiza Sports Coupé, Ibiza 5-door, Ibiza Sports Tourer, Ibiza Cupra, Toledo, Leon Sports Coupé, Leon 5-door, Altea XL and the Alhambra at their local dealership.

Seat is also offering 0% finance and three year service plan for 199 euro. They are also offering personal contract plans (PCP) across several models.

The offers are valid for the duration of the Fast4ward sales event which ends on December 20.

The Fast4ward sales event comes on the back of a successful 2013 for the brand. Within the first half of 2013 Seat commanded 3.03% of the market – up from 1.58% over the same period last year.

Seat has seen its sales increase by 64% year on year in a market that is down over 14% while Seat has also enjoyed a record market share of 5.2% for the month of September.

Meanwhile, Euro NCAP has classified the new Seat Leon ST with its top five-star rating. This means the versatile estate is now rated at the same outstanding level as its sister model, the 5-door Leon.

Innovative safety systems, multi-collision brake and lane-keeping assistant also received Euro NCAP Advanced rewards.

In accident safety for adult passengers, the Leon achieved a 94% rating. For child safety, the new Leon received 92% of the maximum points and top marks in the dynamic test with small-child dummies.

Euro NCAP also made the positive observation that the passenger airbag can be deactivated to facilitate installation of a rearward-facing child seat, with the airbag status displayed to the driver.

The Seat lane-keeping assistant uses a camera in the front windscreen to identify road markings and responds with corrective steering input should the vehicle threaten to leave the lane. The system is set up for motorways and trunk roads at speeds of more than 65 km/h. The Seat multi-collision brake automatically slows the vehicle following a severe collision in order to dissipate residual kinetic energy.

If the airbag is activated by the initial collision, the electronic stability control brakes the vehicle and switches on the hazard lights.