The new SEAT Leon has been voted “Best Car of a Year in Catalonia 2014”

Posted on 03. Feb, 2014 by in Volkswagen Canada

The SEAT Leon has been voted “Best Car of a Year in Catalonia 2014”.The new SEAT Leon has been voted “Best Car of a Year in Catalonia 2014” by a Associació Premsa Motor de Catalunya (APMC) after an in-depth examination of all marketplace launches final year.  

More than thirty professionals from opposite Catalan media outlets done adult a voting row for a esteem that has usually hold a initial edition. They awarded tip scores to poignant aspects of a new Leon such as design, active and pacifist safety, technological innovation, user-friendliness, after-sales use and maintenance, value-for-money, environmental advantages and recyclable member content. After clever consideration, a Leon outscored a second and third place contenders Peugeot 308 and BMW i3, an superb outcome that underscores a heading position within a segment.

Fast apropos a bestseller
The new Leon is clearly a rising star whose huge recognition among trade press experts is mirrored by a sales success. Worldwide deliveries of a Spanish compress went adult by 44% to over 102,000 units in 2013, creation it a cornerstone of association sales, that final year increasing by 10.6% and reached a top figure in a past 5 years with 355,000 vehicles sold.

The SEAT Leon operation is now accessible with 5 petrol-powered engines – 1.2 TSI with 86 and 105 PS (manual and DSG); 1.4 TSI with 122 and 140 PS; and 1.8 TSI with 180 PS (manual and DSG), as good as 5 common rail Diesel engines – 1.6 TDI CR with 90, 105 (manual and DSG) and 110 PS, and a absolute 2.0 TDI CR with 150 and 184 PS (both accessible with primer and DSG gearbox). Special discuss goes to a fact that a Leon operation will be extended this Feb with a attainment of a new CUPRA version, that will be accessible for a initial time in dual physique styles, a 3 and a five-door, and dual high-performance levels of 265 and 280 PS.

SEAT is a usually association in a zone with a full-range ability to design, develop, make and marketplace cars in Spain. A member of a Volkswagen Group, a multinational has a domicile in Martorell (Barcelona), exporting some-more than 80% of a vehicles, and is benefaction in some-more than 75 countries. In 2013 SEAT worldwide sales amounted to 355,000 units. 

SEAT Group employs 14,000 professionals during a 3 prolongation centres in Barcelona − Zona Franca, El Prat de Llobregat and Martorell, where it manufactures a rarely successful Ibiza and Leon, among other models. Additionally, a association produces a Alhambra in Palmela (Portugal), a Mii in Bratislava (Slovakia) and a Toledo in Mladá Boleslav (Czech Republic) during Volkswagen Group plants.  

The Spanish multinational also has a Technical Center, a ‘knowledge hub’, bringing together tighten to 1,000 engineers whose idea is to be a pushing force behind creation for a series one industrial financier in RD in Spain. In line with a announced joining to environmental protection, SEAT undertakes and bases a core activity on sustainability, namely rebate of CO2 emissions, appetite efficiency, as good as recycling and re-use of resources.

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