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SEAT win the What Car? 2016 Best Buy Coupe Award

Seat Leon What car?

SEAT’s Leon SC fought off two rivals to claim the Best Buy Coupé (Less than £25,000) category to claim the award for the third time in a row. An iconic design, packed with state-of-the-art technology and high performance features all create the perfect modern day driving experience. 

Starting from £17,400, our new infotainment system includes dynamic features that can be enabled at the touch of a button. The drive assist provides fantastic new safety features to provide peace of mind, including Tiredness Recognition, High Beam Assist and Lane Assist.

Jim Holder, Editorial Director of Haymarket explained the reasoning behind SEAT’s What Car? Award,

"Is it a coupé or is it a three-door hatch? We think the Leon SC just qualifies as the former and there’s no question it’s a cracking buy. For a fraction more than £20,000 you’re getting a car that’s as fun to drive as many hot hatches and which is remarkably well equipped. 

Commenting on the various features that grasped the victory, he added,

“The SC’s hatch roots make it practical; two adults will fit in the back seats easily enough and the boot is just as big as a five-door Leon’s. We’ve chosen the 148bhp 1.4 TSI petrol version, partly because it has enough performance to entertain (0-62mph takes less than eight seconds) but also because its CO2 emissions are a diesel-rivalling 114g/km. This efficiency is partly thanks to the engine’s clever trick of being able to shut down half of its cylinders when cruising to save fuel.”

On SEAT’s rivals, Holder added, “The Leon SC had to fend off the similarly slinky Volkswagen Scirocco and the more focused Toyota GT-86. It did so easily, winning this price point for a third year on the trot.”

Present on the day, Richard Harrison, SEAT UK’s Director commented on the award,

“After winning the same category for the last two years, we were quietly confident about our chances this time around. But to win it yet again, especially against such tough opposition, is testament to the Leon SC’s enticing, all-round qualities. It’s got real substance backing up its eye-catching style, with performance, quality and value-for-money in spades.”

Book a test drive in the award-winning Leon SC

With more than 20 years experience and expertise in SEAT history, Miller & Middleton is the perfect dealership for those in Essex looking for top quality new and used SEAT models. We can provide expert advice, with a friendly and honest guidance on the right choice for you.  

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