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I was chuffed, it was a case of new car, new job, as after just a month working for Business Car Manager, editor Ralph announced he wanted me to run the new long-term SEAT Leon ST Ecomotive. Why was I chuffed? Well, the latest Leon is a car I’ve experienced and enjoyed in five-door hatch… Read more…
Verdict: SEAT creates a new hot hatch champ which can also double as an effective, entertaining business car SEAT Leon Cupra 280 What is it? SEAT reworks the hot hatch formula to create this fast and sharp new Leon Cupra – think of it as a “fleet car” with a difference…. Heading up the latest… Read more…
Facts, figures, likes and dislikes Company car tax – £47 per month for a basic rate tax payer Official mpg – 54.3mpg Our average mpg – 46.2mpg over 2925 miles Our best mpg – 49.1mpg on a 350 mile round trip We like – economy, reliability, fun factor, usable sat nav etc We don’t like… Read more…
Facts, figures, likes and dislikes Company car tax – £47 per month for a basic rate tax payer Official mpg – 54.3mpg Our average mpg – 43.3mpg over 5000 miles Our best mpg – 47mpg on a 400 mile round trip We like – the way it does corners, acceleration, build quality, squat, competent good… Read more…
SEAT has pared back the emissions and squeezed another 11mpg out of the Leon TDI to come up with the Ecomotive. It’s hard to see the downsides.
SINCE my mileage is always over 2000 a month, I’ve always assumed that it’s more cost effective for me to drive a diesel as my business car. Two things have made me wonder if this was quite right. First, I happen to have had petrol and diesel versions of the SEAT Leon as my business… Read more…
MET the director of SEAT this week – Neil Williamson. He was bubbling with enthusiasm for his new SEAT Leon ST which I had the chance to drive. “It’s really good for small fleets,” he said. “It’s dead practical and looks great. Plus you pay very little in company car tax.” It seems to have… Read more…
All the crisp styling, tight running costs, and driving experience of the hatchback, but in an estate car.
SEAT is offering its Leon ST estate car on a contract hire lease for £185 a month. The business car lease rate applies to the Leon ST 1.6D 105PS SE model and is on a 6+35 month profile over 10,000 miles a year. It’s just £6 a month more than the equivalent SEAT Leon… Read more…
SWAPPING a 4-door SEAT Leon 1.6 diesel hatch for a 1.4 petrol coupe the big questions seemed to be – will the sums stack up using a petrol engined car for my kind of mileage (around 25,000 a year), and how will we all come to terms with a 2-door? That is to say Sports… Read more…