Seat is presenting a great value proposition this September for new car buyers seeking a range of stylish and dynamic vehicles. The Spanish carmaker is offering amazing deals for its products as well as special finance incentives for the ‘61’ plate change while at the same time it is rolling out the new Leon FR+ to showrooms.
The new Leon FR+ is designed to cater to customers seeking an equipment-loaded and performance-laden vehicle. This latest offering with a couple of revisions should expand the appeal of the FR trim level that accounted for a fourth of Leon sales last year. For this year, the new Leon FR welcomes the addition of two new versions – one powered by a 1.4 TSI engine (manual only) that provides 125 PS and the other backed by a 2.0 TDI CR unit (manual and DSG) that develops 140 PS.
With the addition of lower-powered turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, it means that the FR range should be able to cater to more customers, who were limited in their options by factors like engine power, cost or insurance. The exterior of the new Leon FR comes with front and rear bumpers, automatic headlights, stylish LED rear-light clusters, twin chrome exhaust pipe, rain-sensing wipers, trademark silver-painted door mirrors, auto-dimming rear-view mirror. Fitted with rear parking sensors, the new Leon FR features FR sports seats and steering wheel. Dubbed as the ‘ultimate’ version of the Leon, the new FR+ is available in two versions: one fitted with a 2.0 TSI petrol engine that generates 211 PS, and a diesel version equipped with a 2.0 TDI CR unit that develops 170 PS. It does not only upgrade the Leon FR in terms of performance, but also in terms of equipment.
For instance, the FR+ builds on the FR trim and adds 18-inch ‘Ibera’ alloy wheels, Bi-xenon headlights with Adaptive Front-lighting System and front parking sensors. It also adds Bluetooth phone connection and the SEAT Media System 2.2 that includes satellite-navigation, a five-inch color touchscreen and dynamic route guidance, as well as DAB radio, Bluetooth audio streaming and SD card slot. These extra features, when specified separately, totals £2,465 RRP. However, when availed as part of Leon FR+, these features add only £1,070 RRP. For September, the Seat Leon FR features a starting price of £18,205 RRP (Leon FR 1.4 TSI 125 PS).
The range is topped by the lavishly equipped Leon FR+ 2.0 TDI CR DSG-auto 170 PS, which has a tag of £22,615 RRP. On the other hand, while Seat has pulled the Leon Cupra out from the range, it has also upgraded the 265PS, 155mph Cupra R trim by infusing additional features at no extra charge. As standard, the latest Leon Cupra R comes with SEAT Media System 2.2, Bi-xenon headlights with AFS and LED rear-light clusters, and Bluetooth connectivity – representing an added value of £1,665 RRP.
Instead of seeing its pricing raised for the latest version, the Leon Cupra R had its price dropped by £10 to £25,995 RRP. Steve Robertson, SEAT UK’s Head of Marketing, welcomed these additions to Seat’s products, noting that since the Leon FR has been considered an important mainstay of the lineup, it just makes sense to maximize its appeal. He quipped that the launch of the new cars will make the Leon FR range more accessible and attractive to customers.