New Seat Leon ST family, video
For its official launch, Seat has chosen the Frankfurt Auto Show (Germany) in September. But months before have given us the opportunity to touch and poke around inside.
He New Seat Leon ST grows 28 cm in length with respect to version 5-door body (thus measured 4.54 meters) And all those centimeters focus on the rear axle back, creating a balanced package.
Trunk and interior
When opening the trunk, we use the emblem of the brand, the "S". Nothing to criticize. And is that first glance, the trunk of Leon ST presents spacious and practical, with a flat loading mouth which will facilitate our operations safe loading and unloading. Ae well space for its regular surface nearly square base (102 cm long x 100 wide, according to our measurements), accommodating 587 liters and They can be extended to 1470 liters with the rear seats folded. When loading luggage, draw back the tray with single tap lightly, and discovered two small holes at the sides to stop small objects, courtesy light and outlet 12 volts. And if we want to increase the space, we have the option of lowering the boot floor a few centimeters (just over 11). This is located under the spare wheel, although it could well be conventional.
Folding the rear seats, in addition to the usual method, on both sides of the boot are located some practical shooters backs down (40/60) comfortably and easily. and we will have a wide surface substantially smooth load almost 187 cm long to touch the front seatback. There will be no impediment to take our son bike or buy furniture at Ikea. To return the seats to its initial position will make the operation from inside the passenger compartment. Seat Leon seats ST are fixed and moving longitudinally, so in that respect we can not gain more ground to especio load.
To close it, as no lockout, we push the gate hard if we perform the operation in one motion.
In addition to its new line and trunk, the ST offers panoramic roof that grows with the body and covers the space between the front seats and the rear, novelty in the family model as their brothers 3 and 5 door roof only covers the front seats. Another exclusivity in the ST family are curtains for the windows of the rear seats to be offered as an option, as well as roof bars that we will have them in chrome or body color.
Among the list of technological optional elements in addition to the integrated LED headlights, it has the adaptive cruise control radar proximity ACC and DCC adaptive chassis control, modifying damping characteristics. He joined first to the Leon family in the ST, as both the SC and 5 doors add it later. It also includes the standard brake multicolisión, drowsiness detector, the beam assistant and lane control assistant. For entertainment, the operating system has Seat Easy Connect, which controls the functions of entertainment and communications, among others, through a 5.8-inch touch screen on the dashboard.
Inside, The interior of the family is identical to the Leon 5 doors by design, materials and quality settings. So is the space for legs and shoulder in the back row of seats, because although we still have no official measures we check our meter no difference. Headrests of the two side seats have extensive in height, not the center, allowing that can be placed in the proper position for tall people.
It will have a range of very similar thrusters which is in the 5-door and SC. In gasoline, can choose between two variants with 1.2 propellant TSI, 86 and 105 CV, and the ultimate supply will be 1.8 TSI 180 hp and 250 Nm of torque. Equipped with start-stop system start&stop, 105 hp engine consumes 4.9 l / 100 km and emissions are at 114 g / km CO2. If our preferences are directed to Diesel, ST equip the TDI CR with power range between 90 and 184 hp. The 2.0 TDI CR 150 hp recorded consumption 4.1 liters and emissions of 106 g / km of CO2. Highlights the CR 2.0 TDI 184 hp and 380 Nm of torque, with a consumption of 4.3 liters and emissions of 112 g / km, available only in the FR finishing.
Seat's new star already has the schedule: will be presented in September, we then drive in October to hit dealerships later this year. As there are still more than 4 months for commercial start, Seat technicians are shaping up finishes and options, so for now little more we can advance you in this regard. Its price? Above, of course, of the 14,990 euros that splits the 5-door version.
The trunk of the Seat Leon ST has a volume of 587 liters. Currently, there are only two family cars of similar exterior dimensions (MQB share the same platform) with a larger trunk: Skoda Octavia Combi (610 liters and a 10 cm longer body) and the VW Golf Variant (605 liters and same length of the body Toyota). A Hyundai i30 CW and KIA cee'd Sportswagon have 528 and 510 liters respectively.