The latest addition to the Leon family is the Leon ST. This sleek and elegant Sports Tourer arrived in the UK in January 2014.
The ST builds on the stunning looks of its 5 door sibling with added practicality, making it one of the best-looking estates in its class. Customers no longer have to choose between sporty and practicality, the new Leon ST offers both.
The ST has the same excellent engine line-up as Leon SC and 5dr models (exc. Cupra), and offers customers exceptional economy combined with high performance.
The beautiful Leon ST has all of the striking looks of the 5dr model but its huge boot capacity gives it even greater versatility.
While the Leon ST’s wheelbase length is identical to that of the five-door model, its overall body length is 27cm longer at the rear. This gives the new model’s boot a whopping 587 litres of space. That is 55 per cent larger than that of its SC and 5dr siblings. With the rear backrests down capacity increases to an amazing 1,470 litres.
The Leon ST has one of the biggest boot capacities in its class and is also bigger than some of its competitors in the class above, and at a competitive price.
How do Leon ST’s competitors compare:
- Ford Focus Estate – 476 litres boot capacity
- Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer– 500 litres
- Peugeot 508 SW – 506 litres
- Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer – 530 litres
The new Leon ST‘s engines, transmissions and trim levels are closely aligned to the 5dr, which means it is available in SE, FR and Cupra trims. The ST also includes the 4 wheel drive X-perience model which is available in both SE and SE Technology trim
The Leon ST brings with it new technology, options and features, including:
- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
- Front Assist (similar to Safety Assist on Mii, more details to follow)
- Double boot floor
- Roof rails
- Foldable front passenger seat
- Easy rear seat-back release mechanism
Leon ST gets five-star Euro NCAP rating
The rating is the result of exceptional scores in all areas of the industry-standard Euro NCAP test, but particularly the adult occupant safety and child occupant safety sections, for which the Leon ST scored 94 per cent and 92 per cent respectively.
Features such as front passenger airbag deactivation, to facilitate installation of a rear-facing child seat, helped achieve the child occupant score, while extensive use of high strength and ultra-high strength steels in key areas of the chassis ensure that the Leon ST remains as stable as possible during a collision.
Euro NCAP Advanced Testing awards
Alongside the five-star safety rating, the Leon ST has received two Euro NCAP Advanced awards, for its lane-keeping assistant and multi-collision brake systems; Euro NCAP Advanced was established in 2010 by Euro NCAP to reward ground-breaking emerging safety innovations.
SEAT lane-keeping assistant (known as Lane Assist in the UK and available as part of the Leon’s optional Driver Assist Pack) uses a camera mounted behind the rear view mirror, which detects lane markings and helps the driver stay in lane. Working at speeds above 40 mph and linked to the power steering system, it applies a small amount of torque to the steering wheel intended to prompt the driver into taking corrective action should he or she begin to drift out of lane.
The multi-collision braking system (called Automatic Post-Collision Braking System in the UK, and standard fit) detects when the car has been involved in an accident – for example when the airbag has been fired – and automatically applies the brakes to prevent or mitigate a subsequent impact. It triggers both the hazard warning lights and the brake lights.
For further detailed information on the equipment levels and technical specification, download the latest brochure here
Full specifications and pricing for this model is available on our brochure page or call our Sales Team on 01698 225055.
*Standard EU test figures for comparative purposes and may not reflect real driving results. Fuel consumption test results and CO2 emissions are all listed in the relevant vehicle brochure which you can view on our brochure page. More information on how fuel consumption tests are carried out is available here on or on the SEAT website at www.seat.co.uk and at www.vca.gov.uk.