There are many advantages to getting behind the wheel of a new car, rather than sticking with your old gas guzzler. The SEAT Leon is one of these new models that has taken the world by storm and is becoming increasingly popular with personal and professional drivers around the globe.
The new SEAT Leon has beaten its heavy competition to take the award of Best Lower-Medium Car accolade at the annual Fleet News awards in London. The award marks the car out as the most outstanding medium-sized family hatchback for fleet users, according to the Fleet News panel of experts.
Stephen Briers, Fleet News editor-in-chief, said of the car: "The Leon is one of the great all-rounders in the sector with desirable looks, strong residual values and very low running costs. The new model represents a big leap forward compared to the old car. It's bang-on the fleet button with a range of body styles, good kerbside appeal and a quality interior."
SEAT's Leon had to beat fierce competition such as the highly regarded hatchbacks, including the BMW 1 Series and the Volkswagen Golf, to get the award. However, among other factors, the Leon impressed the panel of judges with its combination of quality, style and efficiency – three top considerations for fleet drivers.
Speaking for the company, Peter McDonald, head of Fleet & Business Sales for SEAT UK, said that "winning the best medium-sized car category with Leon is a great accolade for our fleet team and the brand".
He added that it shows the expert panel had "great confidence" in the company's new car and the service the wider manufacturer can offer.
"We're seeing a significant growth in true fleet this year, with the latest figures for March showing we're way ahead of 2013 already, which is a fantastic start to 2014," added Mr McDonald.
If you want to get your hands on this award-winning car, UK Carline has a number of contracts for the SEAT Leon, starting at as little as £208 per month on a 48-month deal.
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