NEW SEAT LEON PLUG-IN HYBRID OPENS FOR ORDER

  • First-ever Leon plug-in hybrid electric drivetrain priced from £30,970 RRP OTR
  • 36-mile EV range; CO2 emissions as low as 27g/km; as much as 235.4mpg
  • Leon range also expanded with new 1.0 eTSI mild-hybrid engine, adding to line-up of RDE2 compliant engine options

Milton Keynes, 13/10/2020  SEAT’s debut plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), the Leon e-HYBRID, is now available to order, priced from £30,970 RRP OTR.

The e-HYBRID drivetrain combines a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine with an electric motor and six-speed DSG transmission, resulting in a total power output of 204PS and a 0-62mph time of 7.5 seconds.

Power is supplied to the electric motor via a 13kWh lithium-ion battery back which is recharged via a 3.6kW AC inlet. This enables Leon e-HYBRID to be fully charged from 0 per cent in less than 4 hours.

Leon e-HYBRID produces CO2 emissions from as low as 27g/km (WLTP) and a combined fuel consumption figure of 217.3-235.4mpg.

The Leon e-HYBRID has an electric-only range of 36 miles, enabling it to be driven with zero tailpipe emissions, ideal for urban environments with strict air quality regulations and business users thanks for its benefit-in-kind rating of just 10 per cent.

The Leon PHEV drivetrain is available in FR, FR Sport, Xcellence, Xcellence Lux and First Edition trims.

Also new to the Leon line-up is the mild-hybrid 1.0-litre eTSI engine. This drivetrain offers 110PS and is available exclusively with a DSG gearbox across all trim levels, with prices starting from £22,720 RRP OTR and making it the best value DSG-equipped Leon on offer.

The 1.0 eTSI uses a 48V starter-generator and lithium-ion battery to enable the car to coast with the engine switched off, recuperate energy under deceleration and provide electrical torque assistance during acceleration.

Both Leon e-HYBRID and the 1.0 eTSI drivetrains meet the latest RDE2 emissions requirements and emit less than 60mg/km of NOx.

While the Leon SE 1.0-litre eTSI DSG benefits from a P11D value of just £22,500 it is anticipated that this drivetrain in SE Dynamic trim will prove the most popular with fleets, balancing value for money with impressive technology. The trim level adds SEAT Digital Cockpit with Navi, a 10-inch infotainment screen, 17-inch alloy wheels, tinted rear side windows and Park Assist over and above the already generously equipped SE while still retaining a low P11D value of £23,600.

The all-new Leon is designed, developed and built at SEAT’s facilities in Martorell, Barcelona.

ENDS

Notes to editor:

About SEAT

SEAT is the only company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets cars in Spain. Member of the Volkswagen Group, the multinational has its headquarters in Martorell (Barcelona), exports 80% of its vehicles, and is present in 80 countries on all five continents. In 2019, SEAT sold 574,100 cars, the highest figure in the history of the company.

The SEAT Group employs over 15,000 professionals and has three production centres – Barcelona, El Prat de Llobregat and Martorell, where it manufactures the highly successful Ibiza, Arona and Leon. Additionally, the company produces the Ateca in the Czech Republic, the Tarraco in Germany, the Alhambra in Portugal and the Mii electric, SEAT’s first 100% electric car, in Slovakia.

The multinational has a Technical Centre, which operates as a knowledge hub that brings together 1,000 engineers who are focused on developing innovation for Spain’s largest industrial investor in R&D. SEAT already features the latest connectivity technology in its vehicle range and it is currently engaged in the company’s global digitalisation process to promote the mobility of the future.

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