Connectivity and active safety are the pillars of the SEAT León restyling for 2017

SEAT Leon

The SEAT León, one of the three pillars of growth SEAT is updated. 2017 will release a slightly retouched aesthetic, more technological equipment, a new engine and a new finish.

SEAT has four straight years of growth. So far in 2016, it has already sold more than 321,000 cars and accumulates more than 30,000 orders SEAT Ateca. The Lion is another key brand models and updating serves to reinforce that success.

SEAT Leon
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Do not touch what works

Aesthetically changes are very subtle, especially at the rear. In front, the grille is now a little more prominent and 40 mm wider. The full LED headlights are redesigned, while the fog -located in a new air intake are now functionally not about LEDs, like the rear lights. Finally, there are three new colors (red Desire, Purple and Blue Mystery Boheme) and two new wheel designs.

On board, the most striking element is the disappearance of traditional hand brake is now electric. The center console resembles the Ateca and includes the wireless charger for mobile (the Connectivity Box) and two USB jacks.

The touch screen becomes 8 inches, with a much more user – friendly interface : it is similar to that of a smartphone and its applications. SEAT ensures also have improved soundproofing of the new León. Finally, the Lion debuts start button at the bottom of the center console, and whose light which flashes heartbeat.

More technology

Today, technology habalr in a car is also talk connectivity. In that sense, the Lion continues to propose the MirrorLink, but now also incorporates the functions of Apple and Android Auto carplay. A note that has a GPS amplifier.

In terms of driving aids, the SEAT León 2017 can equip now the Traffic Jam Assist, which in combination with the DSG, the Lane Assist and Active Cruise Control is able to maneuver, accelerate and brake automatically -within the limits of the system up to 60 km / h, keeping the car in its lane. the idea is that in almost all jams make driving the car. It also includes the Front Assit, able to brake the car automatically if it detects an obstacle or a pedestrian.

A new engine and a new finish XCELLENCE

The engine range Lion integrally recirculated, including CNG versions (Compressed Natural Gas) and the 1.4 TSI with cylinder deactivation. The only new engine in the range is the 1.6 TDi whose power goes from 110 hp to 115 hp .

By 2017, the Leon range will have a new finish, the XCELLENCE. So far, the range consisted of Reference (base), Style and FR finishes. The XCELLENCE is positioned next to the FR, as the finish that completes the range.

While the FR has a sporty touch, the XCELLENCE is comfort – oriented (includes keyless entry). FR SEAT estimates that XCELLENCE finishes and represent 50% of sales. The XCELLENCE finish is distinguished by its fully chrome grille and lower side windows chrome frames.

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