The Seat Leon has won the prestigious British Car of the Year 2013 at the annual Auto Express New Car Awards.
The Leon scooped a double win, also picking up the Best Compact Family Car Award, while the Seat Alhambra won the Best MPV for the third year in a row.
Steve Fowler, Auto Express editor-in-chief, said: “We love its style, the way it drives, the quality and the kit. Best of all, you get all that at a bargain price, while running costs will be ultra-low, too. The Seat Leon has beaten some superb cars to be crowned Car of the Year – it’s that good.”
In Galway, James McCormack, director of Western Motors, the Seat car dealership, said: “It is an exciting and well-deserved win for our Leon. The Leon was launched into the Irish market earlier this year and we will soon welcome the coupe and the estate versions. The Alhambra is a firm family favourite and the Best MPV award for the third year running proves it continues to be.”
While the Leon will justifiably grab the headlines in the aftermath of the Auto Express Awards 2013, it was a night in which the Alhambra cemented its place as the most highly decorated car in Seat’s history in Britain.
This latest Best MPV prize is its third in a row from Auto Express, and its 13th award overall, having taken prizes from other motoring media heavyweights including What Car?, Fleet News, Fleet World, Diesel Car and Car Buyer.
“When it comes to moving large families around, nothing does it better than the Seat Alhambra. It’s built for an easy life with loads of space and clever features that make every family outing a joy. And unlike so many other MPVs, it offers executive levels of quality and refinement, and it’s great to drive, too,” said Steve Fowler.
For more information on the Seat fleet visit www.westernmotors.ie or phone Western Motors on 091-709970