Seat launches Leon Technology Business edition
Seat has launched a new edition of the Leon aimed at business drivers – the Leon SE Technology Business.
The new model comes with a raft of equipment that aims to support fleets and make life easier for company car drivers including, a technology pack, adaptive cruise control, rear parking sensors and a convenience pack.
Like its fleet-optimised specification, the new model’s powertrain options aims to maximise value for business drivers and fleets – particularly with the new tax regime in mind.
The five-door 1.6 TDI 110PS version emits 99g/km of CO2 and achieves 74.3mpg on the combined cycle.
Its benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax rate is a fleet-friendly 17% in five-door guise and 18% in ST format.
The technology pack, comprising integrated satellite navigation, DAB audio system and LED headlights, was chosen alongside adaptive cruise control and rear parking sensors for maximum comfort and safety.
The convenience pack, consists of automatic headlights, rain sensor and auto dimming rear view mirror.
Seat’s efficient 1.6-litre four cylinder TDI engine resides in the entry-level SE Technology Business model.
Given it produces an 110PS and performance to satisfy the keen driver, its efficiency is all the more surprising – achieving up to 74.3mpg (five-door combined cycle).
Initially available in estate form, the Seat Leon ST SE Technology Business is available to order in either 1.6 TDI 110PS or 2.0 TDI 150PS form, priced from £20,545 (P11D value) or £20,650 OTR.
The order book for the five-door version will open in early 2016.
Balancing increased performance and efficiency, the 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine enables the five-door variant to reach 62mph in 8.4 seconds.
The 150 PS engine can still return 68.9mpg and emit 106g/km of CO2 (five-door and ST).
Strong economy and efficiency is bolstered by predicted residual values; the Leon ST SE Technology Business is expected to be a desirable vehicle for major end-user fleets and small business customers, where a high level of specification and low P11D values are essential.
Peter McDonald, Seat UK head of fleet and business sales, said: “The Leon has spearheaded our fleet sales drive over the last 18 months, but the SE Technology Business takes the model on to the next level when it comes to business use.
“An already remarkable package has been made even more compelling, especially when value is such a key part of the equation, which it inevitably is whether the choice is down to the user chooser or fleet manager.”
Posted by LPN on August 20th 2015