With keen pricing and noteworthy residual values, SEAT cars are renowned for being a sensible choice of car. They combine style with technology, and in more recent times with economical engines too. It seems the latter is helping the Leon steer clear of the pumps too, as its Leon Ecomotive has been named the most fuel-efficient car tested by the What Car? True MPG team in the last 12 months.
The fuel-sipping five-door Leon topped a list of more than 260 cars tested by the UK’s biggest car-buying brand, managing an impressive 63.2mpg. Emitting an incredibly low 87g/km of CO2 and attracting a BIK tax rate for company car drivers of only 14%, the SE Ecomotive 1.6 TDI 110 is the most efficient Leon ever. Its sibling, the cavernous Leon ST Ecomotive also featured prominently coming sixth overall, with 61.5 mpg overall.
What Car? True MPG data, launched in 2012, is scientifically-calculated by experienced engineers, who drive test vehicles over a variety of roads, including motorway, A- and B-roads and through towns and villages, in order to give a real-world view of MPG figures, rather than the government-approved official figures.
SEAT UK Director, Neil Williamson commented, “With its striking style, great driving experience and impressive residual values, the Leon has won plenty of plaudits in the last couple of years. Now, to come out on top of over 260 other cars in the UK for real-life fuel economy is an absolutely superb result. It’s also testament to the high levels of quality and technology which underpin everything we do at SEAT.”
The SEAT Leon SE Ecomotive 1.6 TDI 110 costs from £19,925 on-the-road. For more information see www.seat.co.uk