Best new car winners 2015 – SEAT Leon and Leon Cupra​

SEAT has been rewarded for its hard work and dedication to continued development by taking two of the top awards in the Auto Express new car awards for 2015.

The standard SEAT Leon took the Best Compact Family Car award, while the exciting SEAT Leon Cupra claimed the Best Hot Hatch accolade. Both are impressive models that offer practical yet exciting driving, which has clearly been popular with buyers and industry experts alike.

It is the third year in a row that the Leon has claimed the Compact Family Car award, with this year’s model winning praise for its exterior styling and excellent practicality. Available as a three-door, five-door or ST estate, it is outstandingly versatile and can be tailored to match the specific needs of each buyer. Many families have low running costs as a key consideration when choosing a car, and with the 1.6-litre TDI engine the Leon will return up to 85.6mpg. The 380-litre boot is also a key selling point.

In the hot hatch category the three-door Leon Cupra won the hearts of the judges, despite not being the most powerful option in the category. Winning praise for ‘huge grip and razor-sharp handling’ the Leon Cupra stood out from the crowd with the 276bhp 2.0-litre turbo engine delivering a responsive and exciting ride.

The six-speed manual transmission was described as more ‘engaging’ than the DSG automatic option. In terms of exterior styling, 19-inch alloy wheels and Cupra badging help to separate the hot hatch version from the standard model.

You can find out more about the award-winning SEAT Leon cars by contacting Johnsons SEAT today and booking a test drive.​

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