The SEAT Leon will be unleashed at the Paris Motor Show for the first time. The show begins next week, being one of the biggest events in the automotive calendar, being held every two years.

There is a lot of weight being placed on the shoulders on the car. SEAT has said that it is one of the most important vehicles in the recent history. The company is in great need of a boost following a fall in sales.

The car will available as a 5 door hatchback, a three door and an estate. The Paris Motor Show will be blessed with the five door hatchback variant, with the FR and SE trims being put on the stand.

The car looks different from your typical hatchback. It looks very sporty and stylish with wonderful looking alloys, a wide front bumper and shapely headlights and a low profile. Don’t let that distract you from the great deal of practicality that the car is able to offer. Adults are able to sit comfortably with a great deal of leg and head room. The space for storage is quite sizeable too.

If you want a more economical type of car, the Ecomotive model is able to achieve 74.3 MPG. C02 emissions stand at only 99g/km.

The 1.8 litre TSI is able to produce 180 BHP which is quite an outstanding amount of power for a family hatchback. This too is also quite an economical model. All SEAT Leon’s will weigh a lot less than previous versions, being 90kg lighter.

There are brand new LED headlamps on the models, bringing out a greater sense of style.

Safety equipment includes a driver drowsiness function. This helps detect whether the driver is awake enough to drive his vehicle. The automatic lane keeping system helps detect whether the vehicle is drifting in or out of its lane. A sound alarm will be provide if the car is not in it’s correct lane.

The FR variants, which are supposed to be sportier, will come with SEAT Drive Profile. This enables the driver to adjust various characteristics of the vehicle, bringing the best of it depending on the situation. Characteristics such as its power steering, DSG automatic transmission and throttle are able to be adjusted.

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