SEAT adds new SE Technology Business edition to the popular hatch range to tempt company car users
The SEAT Leon has been the Spanish brand's most popular fleet car for the last 18 months, and now a new trim has been introduced to further entice fleet buyers.
Named the SE Technology Business trim, it aims deliver as much technology as possible for a reasonable price. The trim includes both the Convenience Pack with automatic headlights, rain sensor, and an auto dimming rear view mirror, as well as the Technology Pack which adds LED headlights, sat-nav and a DAB digital radio. Rear parking sensors and an adaptive cruise control system with front assist are included, too.
The Leon will appeal to company car drivers with a low benefit-in-kind tax rate of 17% as a hatchback and 18% for the ST estate. These are reportedly one of the lowest of any model that is business specific in this class.
Two engines are available, the first being a 1.6-litre four-cylinder TDI engine producing 105bhp that returns an impressive claimed 74.3mpg. This is exempt from road tax thanks to its low CO2 emissions figure of just 99g/km.
A more powerful 2.0 TDI is also available with 147bhp yet still returns 68.9mpg and produces 106g/km. Good residual values have also been predicted to tempt fleet users.
The SE Technology Business Edition will initially be only available as an estate with the hatchback set to go on sale in early 2016. Prices start from £20,650 for the base 1.6 TDI model.