Paris Motor Show 2014: SEAT

  • Off-road version of Leon ST breaks cover
  • One diesel engine, two power outputs
  • We suspect pricing over £25,000

Cars on show: SEAT Leon X-PERIENCE

SEAT Leon X-Perience (pictured above)

Spanish firm SEAT's stand was dominated by the firm's newest Leon derivative. Dubbed the X-PERIENCE, it's a jacked-up version of the Leon ST estate packed with a lot of equipment.

It'll be available with a choice of power outputs from a 2-litre diesel engine - 148bhp and 182bhp - and you can have either manual or automatic gearboxes respectively depending on the engine you pick. 

Since it sits 15mm higher there's more ground clearance, while four-wheel drive is also installed for the ultimate in traction on less-than-ideal road surfaces.

With a huge 587-litre boot and a host of safety systems, this car could be a brilliant all-rounder. It's based on the excellent VW Golf underneath, so that's a great place to start.

It's packed with equipment too, but you might end up paying a fair premium - off-road versions of cars like this often sit at the top of the range, and as such we're predicting this car should cost over £25,000 when pricing is announced.

Read more about the new SEAT Leon X-PERIENCE here.