Seat has launched a new PHEV (plug-in hybrid vehicle ). Seat says that the Leon e-Hybrid truly offers the 'best of both worlds’.
It is capable of up to a claimed 64km on battery power alone, twinned with the reassurance of a potent 150PS 1.4 TSI petrol engine to offer a combined 204PS.
The Leon e-Hybrid comes with a choice of two body styles and four trim levels and is the first PHEV to be offered by the brand. The e-Hybrid employs a 13kW battery, combined with the 1.4 TSI engine to offer a 0-100km/h (0-62mph ) sprint of just 7.5 seconds on the way to a top speed of 220km/h. The latter wouldn’t help your electric only range.
CO2 emissions remain at or below a claimed 30g/km in all versions and the WLTP fuel economy figure is just 1.3 l/100km. Driven on electric-only power, the car promises 64km of zero tailpipe emissions and working with the petrol engine, there is a range of around 800km.
This is a car that around town could offer the benefits of an EV but offers the secondary reassurance of being able to do a low-emission cross country drive. The car’s battery can charge in just 3 hours and 40 minutes from a 3.6 kWh Wallbox.
There are two body styles of the e-Hybrid on sale, the traditional 5-door hatchback and the Sportstourer Estate. These are offered in four high-specification trim level – Xcellence, Xcellence Plus, FR and FR Plus.
The Xcellence spec. has items such as 17" Dynamic alloy wheels, keyless entry and start, three-zone air conditioning, 8.25" touch screen infotainment, full digital cockpit and wireless phone charging,
Seat says that those who prefer their Leon e-Hybrid to look and feel sportier, the FR’s provides those options.
The Leon e-Hybrid starts from €35,740 or with €5,000 grant applied, €30,740 on the road for the Xcellence five-door hatch. The Xcellence Sportstourer version starts at€32,225 after the SEAI grant of €5,000 is applied.
FR models start from €35,740 for the 5-door hatch and €37,225 for the Sportstourer and these drop to €30,740 and €32,225 respectively for private customers that can avail of the government grant.
Seat says that PCP Finance is available at 3.9 per cent APR, and alternatively, customers can avail of an online scrappage voucher of €2,500 with finance available at 5.9 percent APR. Both offers also come with the option of a €9.99 per month three Year Service Plan.