By Ron Howells • 12 April 2021 • 8:11
The Seat Leon 1.0 TSI 110- Youthful And Fun To Drive. image: Seat Media
The Seat Leon 1.0 TSI 110- Youthful And Fun To Drive.
Unless you’re the kind of person who is always in a hurry the extra 28bhp of the new Desire Red 1.5-litre turbo petrol Leon is very welcome, but if that’s not enough, you could be tempted by the additional 20bhp on offer for another approx €890.
The Seat Leon has an impressive variety of powertrains available also. There is a mild-hybrid version of the 1.0 TSI; a 113bhp 2.0-litre diesel; and a 1.4 TSI petrol-electric plug-in hybrid with 201bhp and a 40-mile electric-only range- you can order a dual-clutch automatic gearbox too.
The 1.0 TSI Leon is very satisfying to drive. It’s modest engine, keen chassis and taut steering combine to make this an enjoyable car with which to explore Spain’s inviting and mainly flat country roads.
The long list of features include a reversing camera with keyless entry and start in addition to the full LED lights, scrolling indicators, four selectable driving modes, ‘microsuede’ upholstery, tri-zone climate control, seat heating, heated leather steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, wireless phone charger, ambient interior lighting, electric adjustment for the driver’s seat, manual height adjustment for the front passenger seat and adjustable lumbar support for both that are added by the FR and FR Sport trims below.
Seat’s claims that the Leon “oozes class”, a statement that i find hard to argue with. Check online for big price reductions.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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