Seat Leon e-Hybrid 204: Not the first, it’s the first big!

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SEAT waited 70 years to introduce its first hybrid car. Without trial and error, the “first” rechargeable Leon is a real hit offered at a very thoughtful price. In addition, it offers a particularly attractive design.

What a dress!
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There is no age for daring! Wait for seat 70And Anniversary of the Hybrid Experience Experience. Here’s the compact Leon, one of the most famous in the brand’s history, in its plug-in hybrid version. The time is right for this experiment of course, he gently instructs manufacturers to “change the pump” without waiting, but the product has been very carefully developed to position itself, from entry level, at the reference level in the category. More than just a first try, it’s a “maestro” shot the Iberian brand has come to expect here.

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The back is elegant

The back is elegant
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FR specific rims

FR specific rims
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Affordable compared to its cousins, dressed in stunning and very elegant, the Leon has “right” in almost every respect, hardly punishable by a sparrow box (the batteries consume 110 liters but you can choose the SportTourer which offers 470 liters) . As always, we can discuss actual electrical autonomy (sold for 63 terminals, we’d rather tell you it’s best to aim for 50…), complain about charging times, but Leon proudly enters the electric dance.

EN… frankly successful

in the cabin

in the cabin
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With a classic dashboard, a 10-inch screen and many details in the cabin (steering wheel, gearbox control, etc.), the Leon does not hide his family ties to golf. The two are of course not different (the shape of the air vents, the atmosphere of the lighting, etc.), but no SEAT customer will complain about these similarities, the Wolfsburg bestseller has proven itself over the ages in terms of seriousness and quality. An interesting little note for those not traveling alone, or as a couple, it seems to us that the rear passengers are treated better in the Leon thanks to the slightly longer wheelbase.

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vibration
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Selecting driving modes

Selecting driving modes
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live news
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The board is very readable

The board is very readable
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At the end of our testing, the somewhat sporty Leon was highlighted, a scientist dear to the brand. Flat steering wheel, elegant dashboard (forces you to scroll through the screen to choose your driving mode …), red-stitched wrapped seats, a very successful interior.

Finishing quality

Finishing quality
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Precision and efficiency

Nothing to report in all-electric mode, short trips into cities and even further afield go smoothly, thanks to enough power and instant torque. For many users (who will not forget to recharge on the way home…), daily autonomy is not an issue.

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Responsible for
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The trunk “eats” the batteries
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When it’s time to expand the business, when leaving for the weekend for example, Mixed Mode takes care of preparing the perfect recipe for you. As long as there is juice, the average consumption does not exceed 2 liters per 100 and then rises to 6 liters after that, then you should not worry, on the contrary.

Home at night, with an accent

Home at night, with an accent
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Crumbling, a bit, just for fun, this Leon reminds us that SEAT has always favored driving sensations. Precision steering allows for sharp front end steering in all conditions. Even on the degraded roads we took, we noticed the good level of filtration and comfort that was always maintained. That’s a lot of good points for the first time, isn’t it? At VW galaxy, if you are looking for an efficient rechargeable battery, look no further.

The brand's first hybrid

The brand’s first hybrid
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the paper

Length: 4368 mm

Width: 1799 mm

Height: 1442 mm

Wheelbase: 2686 mm

Box volume: 270/550 liters

Tank capacity: 40 liters

Weight: 1614 kg

Number of seats: 5

Power: Hybrid Gasoline

Engine: 1.4 liter, 4 cylinder, direct injection

Displacement: 1395 cm 3

Power: 150 HP

Torque 250 Nm

Electric motor: 116 hp / 85 kW

Battery: Lithium-ion

Power: 12.8 kWh

Cumulative power: 204 HP / 150 kW

Cumulative torque: 350 Nm

Top speed: 204 km/h

0 to 100 km/h: 7″ 5

Transmission: traction

Gearbox: DSG 6-speed automatic

Combined consumption: 1.3 / 6.6 l / 100 km

Electric range: 63 km

Shipping time

– Domestic port: 7:15 am

– Wall box: 3 x 40

Financial Horsepower: 8 HP

the +

– Very fun to watch

Very fun to drive

Significantly more affordable than its Volkswagen Group cousins

Very reasonable consumption

Dangerous formulations and materials

The –

– lack of torso

– Recharge time is too long

– Improving the work environment

the details

Platform> This fifth-generation Leon stands out from those that came before it. Its designers offer an original design, gentle curves, and a style that is elegant but also sober. Longer (8.7 cm) than the previous version, it shares the group’s MQB Evo platform with the Golf 8.

the number

250> kilograms. This is the “weight” to pay to benefit from this excellent hybrid solution. That extra weight never punishes this Spanish woman who grew up on German fashion. 150 HP 1.4 TSI, stout and well-balanced, fit for all situations and with an electric machine backing it up, it’s perfect in terms of performance.

The price

36,630 EUR

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15/20

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