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Seat reveals facelifted Leon

Thursday 20 October 2016, By Autovolo

Seat reveals facelifted Leon

Seat reveals facelifted Leon

Seat has pulled the covers off the refreshed version of its Leon hatchback ahead of its arrival in February next year.

The car comes with very subtle exterior changes, which includes a revised front grille as well as updated headlights. That said, Seat is claiming that due to the current car’s handsome looks, only a small visual update was required.

The majority of the changes have taken place inside the new car. Refinement has been improved, while a raft of driver assistance systems from the Ateca SUV have also been introduced. The Leon is now available with adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, blind spot monitoring and the latest Seat infotainment system.

One of the development team’s main priorities with the new car has been mobile phone connectivity. As a result, the Leon will now feature a Connectivity Box in the centre console that can charge phones wirelessly.

Underpinning these changes are a revised range of trim levels, which now includes the top-of-the-line Xcellence specification. Cars in this trim are differentiated by a chrome grille, keyless entry, and optional Alcantara and leather upholstery.

A new 1.6-litre diesel engine and a 1.0-litre petrol have also been added to the line-up – both of which produce 113bhp.

There will be three different body styles for the new Leon: a three-door hatchback, five-door hatchback and the ST estate. A performance-orientated Cupra version is also expected to be revealed soon.