SEAT has revealed a new edition Leon - the SE Technology Business - aimed squarely at business drivers.
The new model features plenty of equipment to support fleets and make life easier for company car drivers, including the Technology Pack, adaptive cruise control, rear parking sensors and a Convenience Pack.
Like its fleet-optimised specification, the new model's powertrain options 'maximise value' for business drivers and fleets, says SEAT - particularly with the new tax regime in mind.
The five-door 1.6 TDI 110PS version emits 99 grams per kilometre of CO2 and achieves 74.3 mpg on the combined cycle. Its benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax rate is a fleet-friendly 17 per cent in five-door guise and 18 per cent in ST format.
The Technology Pack, comprising integrated satellite navigation, DAB audio system and LED headlights, was chosen alongside adaptive cruise control and rear parking sensors for 'maximum comfort and safety'. The Convenience Pack, consisting of automatic headlights, rain sensor and auto dimming rear view mirror, adds to this.
The entry-level SE Technology Business model is powered by a 1.6-litre four cylinder TDI engine, offering 110PS while achieving up to 74.3mpg (five-door combined cycle).
The Leon ST SE Technology Business, estate car, is available to order in either 1.6 TDI 110PS or 2.0 TDI 150PS form, priced from £20,545 (P11D value) or £20,650 OTR. The order book for the five-door version will open in early 2016.
Combining increased performance with efficiency, the 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine delivers an even 'more lively' drive, enabling the five-door variant to reach 62 mph in 8.4 seconds. The 150 PS engine can still return 68.9mpg and emits 106 grams per kilometre of CO2 (five-door and ST).
SEAT says the Leon ST SE Technology Business is expected to be a desirable vehicle for major end-user fleets and small business customers, where a high level of specification and low p(11)d values are essential.
SEAT UK Head of Fleet and Business Sales, Peter McDonald, said: "The Leon has spearheaded our fleet sales drive over the last 18 months, but the SE Technology Business takes the model on to the next level when it comes to business use. An already impressive package has been made even more compelling, especially when value is such a key part of the equation, which it inevitably is whether the choice is down to the user chooser or fleet manager."