The new SEAT Leon range introduces 4 new trims including FR Sport and XCELLENCE Lux

New SEAT Leon trim levels and engine options available to order for both the Leon 5dr and Leon Estate.

The first addition to the range is the new entry-level Leon SE, starting from £19,855.

The new Leon SE comes with a 1.0-litre 110PS TSI engine delivering fuel efficiency and Real Driving Emissions Stage 2 (RDE2) compliancy meaning it meets the latest Euro 6d emissions standards.

The new Leon SE benefits from a BiK (Benefit in Kind) rate of 27%, the lowest in the Leon range, and with residuals of 41.2% of its value after three years / 60,000 miles according to CAP, one of the most competitive TCO in its class, costing as little as 24.6p per mile over its lifetime*.

In addition to variable geometry turbocharging, the latest generation petrol TSI engines benefit from a Miller-cycle combustion process to optimise valvetrain control to improve fuel efficiency by up to 10 per cent.

Mild hybrid eTSI technology is available in combination with the DSG transmission and uses a 48V starter-generator and 48V lithium-ion battery for optimal efficiency by allowing the Leon to coast during certain driving scenarios and recovering energy under braking.

Diesel TDI engines use a new dual injection AdBlue SCR system to significantly reduce NOx emissions compared to previous generation engines.

The all-new SEAT Leon combines a lot of standard technology and options so no matter which of the six individual trims is picked – SE, SE Dynamic, FR, FR Sport, XCELLENCE or XCELLENCE Lux – the Leon will offer everything the driver needs.

“The new expanded line-up means there’s now a variant of the Leon for everyone, all of which are available to order now. The high specification yet sporty FR Sport trim is ideal for those looking to stand out from the crowd while both XCELLENCE and XCELLENCE Lux trims will appeal to anyone looking for a luxury ownership experience.

Richard Harrison, Managing Director, SEAT UK

As part of SEAT’s easymove strategy, customers only need to choose the trim level, engine and colour on the online configurator. Each has its own unique equipment and all feature metallic paint at no extra cost.

Every Leon in the range benefits from ‘Kessy Go’ keyless start, 2 x USB-C ports in the front, LED headlight and fog light technology with cornering function, cruise control with speed limiter, electronic parking brake, an 8.25-inch infotainment system with Full Link smartphone integration, cloth upholstery, leather steering wheel and gearstick, and SEAT Connect technology as standard.

SE Dynamic upgrades the infotainment to the SEAT Digital Cockpit with Navigation, complete with 10-inch infotainment screen and 10.25-inch digital driver binnacle, Park Assist (front and rear sensors), tinted rear windows, as well as larger 17-inch ‘Dynamic’ tri-spoke alloy wheels.

The sporty FR trim level adds a host of additional exterior elements including electric folding door mirrors, sportier front and rear bumpers and 17-inch ‘Dynamic’ bi-spoke alloy wheels and a unique suspension set-up (15mm lower ride height than other trims) to ensure FR models stand out from the crowd.

Inside the cabin, FR includes Lava Red upholstery stitching, three-zone air conditioning, wireless charging and two additional USB-C ports in the rear.

The FR trim brings full-LED technology to the rear of the vehicle including the coast-to-coast light and LED dynamic indicators (front and rear), and illuminated front aluminium door plates.

FR Sport is also now available, adding a Winter Pack which includes heated front seats, heated steering wheel a unique black interior roof lining, microsuede cloth upholstery, wraparound ambient lighting technology and exclusive 18-inch ‘Performance’ machined alloy wheels to complete the look.

New XCELLENCE trim brings a different aesthetic, with the exterior adding unique bumpers, a hot-stamped Diamond grille, chrome-framed side windows and 17-inch ‘Dynamic’ alloy wheels. Inside, the key surfaces are finished in microsuede cloth as well as the Winter Pack.

Range-topping XCELLENCE Lux adds leather upholstery, Predictive Adaptive Cruise Control technology and 18-inch ‘Performance’ machined aero alloy wheels making it the most luxurious Leon to date.

All models come with a range of safety technologies as standard such as the tiredness recognition system, lane keeping assist, XDS Electronic differential lock, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and forward collision warning with braking reaction to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.

New variants of the Leon added to the line-up that are now available to order are:

ModelEngineCO2 (g/km, WLTP)Fuel economy (MPG, WLTP combined)BIK 2020/21Price(RRP OTR)*
SE1.0 110PS TSI12347.1-52.327%£19,855
SE1.5 130PS TSI12446.3-52.327%£21,425
SE2.0 115PS TDI11160.1-67.329%£22,835
FR Sport1.5 130PS TSI12746.3-50.428%£25,075
FR Sport1.5 150PS TSI13344.8-48.729%£26,365
FR Sport1.5 150 PS eTSI DSG-auto13444.1-47.929%£28,425
XCELLENCE1.5 130PS TSI12746.3-50.428%£26,080
XCELLENCE1.5 150PS TSI13344.8-47.929%£26,850
XCELLENCE1.5 150 PS eTSI DSG-auto13444.1-47.929%£28,100
XCELLENCE Lux1.5 130PS TSI12846.3-50.428%£27,435
XCELLENCE Lux1.5 150PS TSI13344.8-48.729%£28,205
XCELLENCE Lux1.5 150 PS eTSI DSG-auto13444.1-47.929%£29,455

*Lifetime costs are for the Leon 5dr 1.0 TSI SE 5dr, over the course of 3 years or 60,000 miles


Active Member
Apr 20, 2018
I'm really trying to like the new Leon, but at around £2k more across the board than the outgoing models, I'm finding it a bit of a struggle :(


Active Member
Jul 5, 2019
I'm really trying to like the new Leon, but at around £2k more across the board than the outgoing models, I'm finding it a bit of a struggle :(

i agree, I’m struggling too, as much as hate and I do mean hate the Mk3 facelift I have (based purely on the god awful 1.5 130 engine, otherwise I like it), I just can’t bring myself to buy the mk 4, the styling is ‘meh’ and the interior isn’t much better for me either... and as you said the £2k hike isn’t helping.
I’m starting to find the golf 8 a more a attractive option and I know they basically the same but residuals will be better after 3/4 years.

Also I have not seen a single one on the road yet... so are they actually selling many? As many of the mk3 owners I know are not tempted by it. So will there be heavy discounting to get the sales up?


Active Member
May 26, 2014
I’m starting to find the golf 8 a more a attractive option and I know they basically the same but residuals will be better after 3/4 years.

The mk8 Golf is pig ugly though IMO. With looks like that, I don’t think I could bring myself to own one. It has pretty much the same touchscreen set up as the Leon too - so all the conventional, easy to use controls for functions like heating, ventilation, lights have been removed and replaced with cheap touchscreens that are more difficult and more distracting to operate on the move.

I dare say the Golf drives and handles well and no doubt it’ll sell because it’s a Golf. But it‘s certainly no looker and not for me.


Apr 20, 2008
On the plus side the latest gen audi a3 looks awsome! Certainly the pick of the bunch. You do however pay a premium


Active Member
Mar 29, 2016
The A3 also has real climate controls, although unfortunately not simple knobs. I think the A3 is the best looking of the bunch, but I do like both the Leon and the Golf. The Golf definitely looks much better in GTI trim though.

The only one I've seen so far is in the dealership when I had my car serviced a little while back. I've not seen a new Octavia or A3 either, and only a couple of new Golfs. Covid has meant that it's been a very soft launch.

Nathan penney

Active member
Jul 8, 2017
I had a look at the Mk4 the other day.
looks better in the flesh than in the pics. Inside smart apart from the touchscreen.
Already decent discounts. FR 150 was 21 something.
Problem I have is the car I really went to view is in the dealer next door- the new Mazda 3.
It’s absolutely stunning, inside, outside, everything. Rotary knob bmw style no touchscreen, not quite as roomy as the Leon but think it’s what I’d have. Costs more but probably not that much on monthly. Lol
Had VW Audi group cars in the family for years but think I’m having a change next. Was hoping to do it soon but looks like it’s on hold now due to our extension that has been brought forward so I’ll keep my options open in the meantime.


Active Member
Mar 29, 2016
The Mazda 3 is a very competitive option. I'd definitely seriously consider one, although TBH the Leon I'd be looking at is the PHEV, although honestly I think my next car will be a pure EV (likely an ID.3)

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Jan 3, 2018
I'm really trying to like the new Leon, but at around £2k more across the board than the outgoing models, I'm finding it a bit of a struggle :(

" the new entry-level Leon SE, starting from £19,855. "

I bought my new Cupra 290 Lux for £22k in March this year. :wtf:


Active Member
Mar 29, 2016
Well, you did buy a 'run out' car there! You can pick up a run out model of a lot of cars for cheap before the new one is fully available.