New Seat Leon Review
2005 saw the launch of the second generation of the Seat Leon, smart styling and a sporty image will no doubt keep the Leon on top of the best selling list for Seat in the UK. With Seat being part of the Volkswagen group the Leon shares many components with the VW Golf, however, it certainly has individual styling with unique bodywork, interiors, suspension and engine management systems.
The latest Leon is longer, wider and slightly higher than the model it replaces and this is reflected in the interior cabin space and although the Leon in some respects looks like a coupe, it has all the practicality of a five door hatch and as such makes an ideal car for those with a younger family.
Although the image of the Leon in the UK is one of a snarling hot hatch competing in the Touring Car Championships, the view throughout a wider Europe is of a stylish hatchback built to German standards of quality with a value for money price tag. From the 1.6 litre Reference, to the 2.0 Turbo charged Cupra, the Seat Leon has a model to suit every driver.
The Leon may not retain the superb residual values as the Golf does, but then again there's not many cars that do, having said that however, the Leon performs well with regard to its second hand values.
Like the looks of the new Seat Leon, why not check out the Alfa Romeo 147 , the BMW 1 Series , the Citroen C4 , the Peugeot 307 , the Toyota Auris, the Renault Megane or the new Ford Focus .
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