2014 Seat Leon ST gets five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP

Article by Anita Panait, on September 20, 2013

Euro NCAP has awarded the Seat Leon ST with a five-star safety rating, placing the small station wagon among the safest cars on the road. The Seat Leon ST joins the Leon five-door hatchback as a five-star car. The five-star rating came after the Seat Leon ST gained exceptional scores in all areas of the industry-standard Euro NCAP test, particularly in the adult occupant safety part (94 percent) and child occupant safety section (92 percent).

Helping the Seat Leon ST achieve such high child occupant score are features like front passenger airbag deactivation that facilitates installation of a rear-facing child seat. Also helping the small station wagon get high safety scores are the extensive use of high strength and ultra-high strength steels in key areas of the chassis.

The Leon ST also received two Euro NCAP Advanced awards -- for its lane-keeping assistant and multi-collision brake systems. Dr. Matthias Rabe, Executive Vice-President for Research and Development at Seat SA, remarked that the carmaker is committed to the “highest levels of active and passive safety in all its models.

He quipped that “excellent classification” achieved by both new Leon variants has rewarded the “thorough development work” done at their Technical Centre. Rabe also expressed pleasure for the two Euro NCAP Advanced rewards for the SEAT multi-collision brake system and the SEAT lane-keeping assistant.

If you liked the article, share on:

Pin It

Comments

Recommended

South Korean car company SsangYong recently revealed sketches of their upcoming SUV. We’re not always impressed by Korean car designs, but this one looks quite promising. Yup, it is the...
by - March 26, 2017
Twenty-eight years after the company was first launched by Toyota, which was initially targeted to the United States market only, Lexus has already made its way to over 70 countries....
by - March 26, 2017
Last year was probably Porsche’s best year ever in terms of sales. Their factory in Stuttgart delivered 237,778 cars in total, which represents a six percent increase compared to the...
by - March 26, 2017
Lamborghini has disclosed that it is looking into the possibility of releasing electric vehicles. With the Volkswagen Group revealing that it will be releasing electric vehicles within several years, there...
by - March 25, 2017
Daimler AG, through its Smart division, has disclosed that its two electric models, the Smart ForTwo and the Smart ForFour are now open for orders in Germany. Official market launch...
by - March 25, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries