The 2021 Seat Leon is a compact hatchback car developed by Spanish car manufacturer SEAT. Leon’s first two generations used a different version of the Volkswagen Group A platform, and shared many items with other Volkswagen Group cars. The third and fourth generation use the Volkswagen Group MQB platform, which is also used by the Audi A3 Mk3 and Mk4, Volkswagen Golf Mk7 and Mk8 and Skoda Octavia MK3, MK4.
The 2021 SEAT Leon has made it easy to specify throughout the model list, metal paint is limited to all models and customers just choose the engine, trim and color they want, there are many more options available. Typical equipment for entry-level SE models includes an eight-inch media system, 16-inch wheels, unlockable start, two USB ports, LED headlights, and electric power mirrors. Seat Leon SE Dynamic and install sat-nav, a 10.3-inch digital dial in the speedometer and rev counter, which can display sat-nav commands, as well as a 10-inch media system, front and rear parking sensors, fitted with rear windows and 17-inch wheels.
2021 Seat Leon Interior
Inside, the dashboard is much cleaner and lighter than before, because the infotainment screen now sits in front of the fascia instead of sitting inside it. The car in our photos has a 10-inch top-spec system, complete with the same smooth temperature controls and infotainment you’ll find in the latest Volkswagen Golf. SEAT engineers have also worked hard to make Leon’s ambient lighting system more than just a simple customizable gimmick.
Shades and hues will still be easy to use, but the car will now light up with an interior lighting strip if there is something that needs urgent attention from the driver, such as a blind spot warning or if the rear-wheel drive aids sensing traffic when you return to the parking lot. Based on our time with Leon in the studio, SEAT looks set to deliver one of the key features of the new car – better room space. It is obviously easier than ever to get into the back seats, while the legs- and knee room are much larger than Mk3 Leon.
2021 Seat Leon Design
Seat Leon sold more than a million units during its design and had a reputation as one of the most attractive in the family car segment. As it stands, the SEAT construction team did not significantly affect the appearance of the car; the style change between the Mk3 and Mk4 models is more evolution than conversion. The latest Leon shares the same profile next to the previous one and puts the same body lines down on his sides. It even shares the same platform as the previous model, the ubiquitous MQB design that strongly supports the bread and butter models of the Volkswagen Group.
However, the decision to adhere to the previous model platform does not mean that there is no significant difference. Leon’s bonnet looks longer than the old model, as its windscreen is made vertically, and the car’s nose has a prouder profile. The rear of the hatchback features a full-featured SEAT lighting setup, featuring high-end models that get the “welcome” and “farewell” animations, displayed when the car is locked and unlocked.
2021 Seat Leon Engine
Total five-engines are available in the new Seat Leon since its launch. These consist of four petrol and one diesel engines. Most engines will join the Leon line-up at a time. The cheapest option is 1.0-liter 115hp petrol. This is included in the previous Leon and other models. Although it has a small size and low productivity, it outperforms its size, making it an economical but powerful engine enough for a mid-hatchback.
At the back of the line are 130hp and 150hp 1.5-liter petrol engines, followed by a simple 150hp engine – with a 1.5-gauge TSI MHEV – comes with a standard ‘DSG’ automatic gearbox. The ETSI model has 48-volt mild-hybrid tech that helps boost the fuel economy, as it gives the gasoline engine less electricity and makes it more efficient when driving in more situations than a standard engine capable of starting over.
2021 Seat Leon Safety
The SEAT Leon secured a maximum five-star rating in Euro NCAP crash safety tests thanks to its rigid body, complete set of airbags and standard electronic stability management tool. This result was achieved in 2012 and the Euro NCAP is constantly reviewing its criteria. Additional equipment, including a driver assistance and safety kit, can further enhance safety, so 2021 Seat Leon is the first to crash.