SEAT’s new estate model based on the Leon hatchback has been officially unveiled, presenting a handsome and compact estate car with a sizable boot and good features. The five-door ST estate joins the five-door hatchback and the three-door SC in Leon’s range.
So let’s get right to the numbers, which are the only reason to consider this car over its hatchback brother. The ST is 270mm longer than the normal Leon and offers 587 liters of luggage capacity. With the rear seats folded flat, that capacity extends to 1,470 liters.
The rest of the car is standard Leon; a well-equipped family car packing lots of new technology features in its latest model, including Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Adaptive Chassis Control (DCC) damper adjustment, and Progressive Steering.
The petrol engine lineup for the Leon ST includes the 1.2 TSI 105 PS engine averaging 57.6 mpg; the 1.4 TSI 140 PS that does 53.3 mpg; the 1.8 TSI engine for the FR models only, capable of 180 PS and 250 Nm of torque. Fuel economy doesn’t really matter to those who pick the sporty FR version.
The diesels include the 1.6 TDI with 105 PS and 250 Nm of torque; the 2.0 TDI with 150 PS and 320 Nm of torque; and another version of the same engine with 184 PS and 380 Nm of torque. They all do well over 60 mpg.