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Seat Leon Overview
The Seat Leon is classed as a small family car and is produced by the Spanish car manufacturing company Seat, which is part of the Volkswagen Group. This car shares many features with a few VW and Audi cars such as the VW Golf and Audi A3. It is designed on the Volkswagen Group A platform. This is a good alternative to the class leading small cars but lacks in a lot of the key areas. It looks sporty, is very spacious inside and most versions are well equipped.
Seat Leon History
The Mark I (1998-2006) took many of its design features from other Volkswagen owned vehicles. The interior was based on the Audi A3, and the Seat Leon was seen as a cheaper version to the Golf, but going for the sportier look. There was a wide range of engines, with the more powerful engines being used in the classier, more expensive versions.
The Mark II (2005-12) was designed on the new Volkswagen A5 platform and took its styling from the Seat Altea. There were some real stylish sports version released, the Fr and Cupra which had some external, interior and more powerful engines than the standard versions. The Leon had a makeover in 2009, and the Mark II ends production in 2012.
The Mark III is to be introduced at the end of 2012, based on the Volkswagen MQB platform. There is to be new estate version for the first time.
Since this cars introduction there have many different engines available. The petrol engines are: 1.2, 1.4, 1.6, 1.8, 2.0 and 2.8VR6. The diesel engines are 1.6, 1.9 and 2.0TDi and there is a 1.6 LPG version which is obviously the most economical of the range. The 1.6TDi offers up to 74mpg which is by far the best of the diesel or petrol engines. Overall this car is good economically.
This car offered 4-speed automatic and 5 and 6 speed manual gearboxes on the first generation and the same manual gearboxes are available on the second generation with the addition of 6 and 7 speed direct shift gearboxes. Visit the Seat gearbox section to locate your Leon gearbox parts.
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