SEAT has announced the release of a new trim level for the popular Leon family car. The Leon SE Technology Business Edition, to give it its full name, should provide company car users with a tempting alternative to the likes of the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf.
Initially available in ST estate model only (a five door hatchback version will arrive in early 2016), the SE Technology adds a few extra goodies onto the regular SE’s kit list intended to make life easier for company car drivers who spend a large part of their working life on the road.
That isn’t to say the regular car buying public won’t welcome the upgrades too. Over and above the standard equipment list of the regular SE, the new model adds the Technology Pack (comprising of satellite navigation, DAB digital radio and LED headlights), the Convenience Pack (automatic headlights, rain sensors and an auto-dimming rear view mirror), cruise control and rear parking sensors.
Leon SE Technology Business Edition engines
There will be a choice of two engines, both of which are already offered in other Leon variants. The most frugal choice is the 109hp 1.6-litre TDI diesel. This unit emits just 99g/km of carbon dioxide, which means that it falls into a very company-car friendly 18 per cent BIK group, and is free to tax. Drive with a delicate right foot and 74.3mpg is possible.
Drivers looking for a little extra performance can pick the 2.0-litre TDI diesel. With 148hp on tap, it’ll hit 62mph in a 8.4 seconds while still achieving 68.9mpg.
The SE Technology Business Edition is now available to order in estate form, with prices starting at £20,650.