Seat Leon ST 4Drive | Practicality on four wheels

There is a new chapter in the saga Seat Leon as the ST family earns the practicality of four-wheel drive. So, from a simple station wagon, the compact Spanish model puts on the plate the 4Drive technology. Already available at the Seat network, the Leon ST 4Drive is sold with two engines, both diesel: the 1.6 TDI and the 2.0 TDI. The six-speed manual gearbox is the only one available for this integral Seat. The new model of the Group opens the way for the next Leon X-Perience, pseudo off-road version of the ST wagon, which will only come at a later time.

Seat Leon ST 4Drive

Seat Leon ST 4Drive

Seat Leon ST 4Drive: design

The four-wheel drive is not enough to change the balance of forces. Thus, the new Seat Leon ST 4Drive is limited to the identification badge on the tailgate spot and nothing more. The full LED headlamps are, again, a guarantee, while the advent of all-wheel drive does not betray its size compared to the other model in front wheel drive. Longer than 27 cm compared to the five-door hatchback, ST becomes more versatile thanks to a new rear section, characterized by a pronounced overhang. A stylistic choice that is repeated on this type of models, that does not change the proportions of the Seat car. It is certainly more boxy, perhaps trying to look more German in its looks but it is definitely proportionate in its role, as a car for the family.

Seat Leon ST 4Drive

Seat Leon ST 4Drive

The interior: German quality, design Spanish

The advent of the system 4Drive confirms the stylistic solutions of the other ST models. What matters is that they have not changed the internal volume. Another interesting figure, ready to reappear on the Seat Leon ST 4Drive, concerns the ability to carry long objects. In fact, if it is tilted well back of the front passenger seat, you can load objects up to 2.67 meters in length. The certainty of being on board a 4Drive model will be ensured by the dedicated logo inserted into the shift knob. The dashboard is declined as usual, with a sporty cut while featuring the German rigor. The quality of materials is almost in line with the models of the C segment made ​​by MQB, except for the most luxurious of the quartet, the Audi A3.

Seat Leon ST 4Drive interior

Seat Leon ST 4Drive interior

Seat Leon ST 4Drive: Traction Group

There are two engines that will power the new Seat Leon ST 4Drive: the 1.6 TDI with 105 hp and the 2.0 TDI with 150 hp. The first develops 250 Nm of torque and the second has 360 Nm. The declared data on the consumption of the compact 1.6 TDI is 4.5 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers while the 2.0 TDI is around 4.8 l/100 km. The emisssion of the CO2 is divided as follows: 119 g / km on the first, 124 g / km the second. And while the 2.0 TDI reaches up to 207 km / h, the 1.6 TDI stops at 187 km / h.

Seat Leon ST 4Drive

Seat Leon ST 4Drive

For more on Seat check: New Seat Leon X-Perience | An off-road experience, Seat Toledo 1.6 TDI diesel comes with DSG, Seat Leon ST | Station wagon version

By +Nikos Kontorigas

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