Seat: Frankfurt Motor Show 2013

  • SEAT extends its Leon model range
  • New Leon ST estate has 587-litre boot
  • Leon EcoMotive can achieve over 80mpg and emits less than 90g/km CO2

On show: Leon ST and EcoMotive

Leon ST (pictured above)

We love our SEAT Leon FR 2.0TDI long termer, so the promise of the new ST model with 207-litres of extra loadspace can only be a good thing. Not only does it carry a hell of a lot more luggage, but it looks good too thanks to the same sharp lines found on the five door hatchback and slinky three-door SC.

The engine range remains the same, with a choice of diesel and petrol engines that range from the 57.6mpg 1.2 TSI petrol to the 182bhp 2.0 TDI diesel.

Read all about the sexy new load-lugger here.

Leon EcoMotive                

By utilising the same engine and gearbox combination as found in the uber-economical Golf Bluemotion the new Leon EcoMotive promises some serious gains in efficiency. So with this 1.6-litre diesel engine the Leon achieves over 85.6mpg combined according to the official figures and emits 87g/km – that means free annual road tax and infrequent visits to the fuel station.

Along with the frugal engine there’s a host of body modifications to make the already sleek Leon slip through the air a little easier, stop/start, low rolling resistance rubber and longer gearing for the six-speed manual gearbox. It’ll also weigh a little less than the standard car.

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