Seat Leon swipes Fleet World Honours awards

JonathanMay 22, 2014

The Seat Leon has become an incredibly popular car over the past few years, and this has been solidified by the fact the model picked up at the recent Fleet World Honours awards. It was voted as Best Lower Medium Car at the prestigious ceremony.

Steve Moody, editor of Fleet World said the latest version of the Seat Leon has made the model "come of age", giving drivers a choice between three body styles. Describing the model as the "lifeblood" of the manufacturer, Mr Moody added that sharp styling, premium-class options and an estate version has given Seat what it always needed.

The Seat Leon's latest addition has provided drivers with a car that is not only slick and speedy, but also keeps emissions, and therefore overhead costs, down. The new range-topping Cupra version, for instance, delivers up to 280 PS from a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, giving motorists the power to exceed 60 mph in less than six seconds. Despite this, fuel consumption is a reasonable 44.1 mpg, when combined with the most powerful 280 PS version and its DSG automatic gearbox.

However, for those that consider efficiency to be a top priority, perhaps those that are looking to equip an entire fleet, there is the Seat Leon Ecomotive. Coming in three body styles – three-door SC, five-door hatchback and ST estate – the model returns a spectacular 85.6 mpg combined. 

A delighted Peter McDonald, head of fleet and business sales for Seat UK, said: "We have always believed the Leon is the best in its class so fully deserving of this award! But winning the best medium-sized car category is a fantastic accolade for the fleet team and the brand. 

"It shows that the judges have great confidence in both the car and the service our network provides. We're seeing a significant growth in true fleet this year, with the latest figures for May promising an outstanding 2014."

However, the upfront cost of the Seat Leon is a lot to warrant. Car leasing can give you another solution, which is more affordable and easy to put on the books.

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