2018-2019 Seat Leon ST – the new Spanish wagon

The Spanish company SEAT is launching a new versatile 2018-2019 Seat Leon ST. The official presentation of the model will take place in early autumn at the Frankfurt Motor Show. But is it worth to wait for the premiere, if there is an opportunity to get acquainted with versatile SEAT Leon ST – Year in mid-summer.


Information about the development of wagon Sports Tourer based 2018-2019 Seat Leon appeared in autumn , but the management of the Spanish company, part of the Volkswagen empire for several reasons in no hurry to disclose information about the auto novelty, giving time for the debut of soplatformennyh Volkswagen Golf 7 (Mk7) Variant and new of Skoda the Octavia the Combi . So according to the laws of marketing genre Spanish wagon lit after its German and Czech sister, and most likely in the sales tables new wagons will be placed in the same sequence. The first will be touring Golf 7, the second place was given to Octavia wagon 3rd generation and Leon ST will take the third place.

At the heart of the versatile 2018-2019 Seat Leon ST, as well, and a host of other new products automotive companies included in the orbit of the German company, is a global MQB platform of the VW Group. The Audi the A3, the Audi the A3 the Sportback , the Audi the A3 Sedan is , hatchback 2018-2019 Seat Leon, coupe 2018-2019 Seat Leon SC, liftback Skoda Octavia 3 rd generation wagon Skoda Octavia the Combi, charged Skoda Octavia the RS , hatchback Volkswagen Golf 7, wagon Volkswagen Golf 7 Variant, hot hatch Volkswagen Golf 7 GTI and even conceptual VW Cross Blue and Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe uses a new modular platform. Platform due to its modular design allows you to change the value of the wheelbase, front-wheel or use four-wheel drive.

Let’s go back to the Spanish wagon 2018-2019 Seat Leon ST – year and consider the car from all sides. Frankly, nothing new or original in the station wagon of the Spanish motorist finds. The front end ST model is exactly the same image of the five-door hatchback 2018-2019 Seat Lyon, where the most striking elements are the stylish headlamps with hard paved LED daytime running lights.


In reviewing the car side reveal markedly increase in length compared with the hatchback body dimensions, 277 mm gain went to the stern of the machine significantly increase the size of the internal space of the luggage compartment, increasing the rear overhang of the body and gives the wagon a more harmonious and complete image.

2018-2019 Seat Leon ST looks more solid and monumental than the usual 2018-2019 Seat Leon, but … very sorry that the Spanish wagon was released after the debut of a generic version of the Golf and the Octavia. Even a cursory glance is enough to understand that rear three cars is very similar: wide roof rack with a marked slope, hardly perceptible rise window sill line, sloping roof to the stern, the third side window with a characteristic opening, the horizontal arrangement of lights marker light.

Readers can independently assess the exterior design of the versatile photo and video materials, we only need to specify the exact dimensions of body wagon 2018-2019 Seat Leon ST:

  • 4562 mm long, 1816 mm wide, 1459 mm in height, 2636 mm wheelbase of 140 mm, the clearance (clearance) with an installed rubber 205/55 R16.
  • As additional equipment is provided the opportunity to complete the versatile tires 225/45 R17 225/40 R18 and even 235/35 R19 alloy wheels in the size 17-19.
  • The curb weight of the Spanish wagon in the base configuration is from 1233 kg, 45 kg more than the five-door Leon.

Salon 2018-2019 Seat Leon ST – Year accommodates five persons including the driver, and with a similar architecture is more restrained than the interior of the Volkswagen Golf 7 Variant. Multi-function steering wheel with four spokes, informative instrument panel with two radii and the trip computer screen, 5.8-inch touch screen on the top of the console (optional), air conditioning control unit and climate control for extra charge other than the dense packing and the bright side support chair of the first row, thoughtful and correct positioning of all the controls, high quality materials.

Let the interior is restrained and selection of extra equipment less wide than the German counterpart, but the driver and four passengers comfortable and cozy.
Roof Spanish wagon can seat from 587 liters in the presence of passengers on the seats of the second row, up to 1470 liters with the second row pubescent backside. If necessary, the back of the passenger seat of the first row can be dropped forward to provide transportation of items up to 2600 mm in length.

Even the size of the luggage compartment 2018-2019 Seat Leon ST loses the Volkswagen Golf Variant, with its trunk can accommodate from 605 to 1620 liters, not to mention the luggage compartment Skoda Octavia Combi, which holds from 610 to 1740 liters.

Specifications SEAT Leon ST – Year: as the engine under the hood of the new station wagon in the choice of the buyer can be installed petrol and diesel engines.
gasoline:

  • 1.2-liter TSI with returns of 86 or 105 forces more powerful variant in the presence of start-stop system and regenerative braking energy content only 4.9 liters of fuel in the combined cycle;
  • 1.4-liter TSI 122 or 140 give force to a combined cycle consumption around 5.3 liters, depending on the configuration;
  • 1.8-liter TSI (180 hp 250 Nm) for the modification of the FR sports.

Diesel:

  • The 1.6-liter TDI (90 hp or 105);
  • The 2.0-liter TDI with 150 hp 320 Nm, fuel consumption of 4.1 liters and 184 hp 350 Nm (version FR) with an average fuel consumption of 4.3 liters. For diesel engine certainly provided a start-stop system and brake energy regeneration.

On top of the model range will be hurricane version 2018-2019 Seat Leon Cupra ST c 265 horsepower gasoline engine, all-wheel drive.

In tandem with the engines will run 5-6 speed manual gearbox or DSG automatic with steps 6-7. Depending on the engine power wagon is equipped with different rear suspension configuration, for cars with capacity of up to 150 forces the rear mounted on the torsion beam semi-dependent on the higher engine power – mnogoryichazhka the front for all versions of classic McPherson strut.
Charged version of the 2018-2019 Seat Leon FR ST will receive adaptive sports DCC chassis with five modes (Normal, Eco, Sport, Comfort and Individual), and change not only the characteristics of the suspension, and steering is equipped with electric power steering and reaction throttle opening, also set DCC adaptive cruise control works in a speed range from 30 to 160 mph.

Price: the start of sales and cost of the new Spanish wagon 2018-2019 Seat Leon ST. According to preliminary information, the novelty will appear in European showrooms in January at a price of 16,000 euros.