Seat unveils most advanced car yet

Seat unveils most advanced car yet

Pictures and details of the all-new Leon have been revealed by Seat, in the lead up to the car headlining the company's display at the Paris Motor Show.

The new Leon is the first model of a completely revamped line and is said to be the most advanced car the Spanish carmaker has ever produced.

With a similar chassis to the Toledo pseudo-saloon, the Leon will be available as an Ecomotive version with a CO2 output of 99g/km, and with a choice of low emission petrol and diesel engines.

Seat plans to build a Leon to suit 'every taste and requirement', but initially a five-door model will be available, followed by three-door 'SC' and estate 'ST' versions.

At the Paris show more reserved SE and sportier FR specifications will be on display. As well as being 90kg lighter than its predecessor, the new Leon will feature a host of new technology, including a colour touch-screen interface, highly advanced full-LED headlights, a driver drowsiness-detection function and an automatic lane-keeping assistant.

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