Seat officially unveiled the all-new 2014 Leon ST, the third member of the new Leon family which now comprises five-door hatchback, three-door SC and the five-door ST estate. Of course, the design of the car is not new as we showed you the first photos with the new car last Sunday. As a result, we will take a closer look t the engines.
The 2014 Seat will offer fuel-efficient TDI and TSI engines with displacements ranging from 1.2 to 2.0 litres and output from 86 hp to 184 hp. All the engines are available with Start/Stop and Energy Recovery systems. According to the official press release, the 1.2-liter TSI petrol engine is offered with 86 hp and 105 hp, while the 1.4-liter TSI engine develops 122 hp or 144 hp.
If you want the FR model you will also get the 1.8-liter TSI engine with 180 hp and 250 Nm of torque. The 1.6-liter TDI engine delivers 90 hp and 230 Nm of torque, while the 2.0-liter TDI has 150 hp. The FR model is also available with a 2.0 TDI engine that develops 184 hp and 380 Nm of torque.
2014 Seat Leon ST has a total weight of 1,233 kg, making it a mere 45 kg heavier than the five-door Leon. Moreover it boasts a 587-litre boot, and with the rear seats folded flat its load capacity extends to 1,470 litres. For the FR versons, Seat is offering a new Adaptive Chassis Control (DCC) system with three different driving modes that can be selected via the SEAT Drive Profile.
New Leon ST is a five-door car that offers versatility brought about by its spacious interiors. Despite its five-door feature, the SEAT Leon ST is incredibly lightweight which contributes to its efficiency in fuel consumption. For the base version, the Leon ST weighs just 1,233 kilograms, thereby making it the lightest among all cars in its segment.
The Leon ST in standard configuration has a load capacity of 587 litres which can go up to as high as 1,470 litres with folded backrest rear seats. In terms of cargoes that require more space in length, there are variants in equipment in the Leon ST that will allow it to accommodate loads of as long as 2.5 metres. The Leon ST offers a Family Pack that comes with rear door sun shades that are retractable and front seat backrests that have folding tables on the rear.
For the Boot Pack, there is a double load floor and other special features like bag hooks. The double load floor makes it easier to load and unload cargo into the Leon ST. The Leon ST also puts a premium on safety. This is best seen in its solid bodyshell.