The new SEAT Leon X-perience Diesel Estate is the bigger, tougher, four-wheel-drive version of the poplar Leon Hatchback. It’s not a fully-fledged SUV, but this will suit families who don’t want some of the hang-ups that come with said types of vehicles.
Instead, what you get is a dependable and rugged family car that’s well-built, practical and which looks good. It’s got plenty of grip, comes with a raised ride height, and can tow those heavy loads that a conventional Hatchback just can’t.
There are a lot of family car’s on offer, and the Hyundai i30 Hatchback has a lot to do if it’s to convince you it should be your next purchase. So how does a 7-year warranty, lots of safety equipment and a genuinely excellent motorway cruiser sound?Yep, the i30 has lots of strengths for young families. There is an engine for everyone, it’s handsome, and it fits nicely into the average UK family’s budget.
OSV takes a closer look at what it’s all about with our Hyundai i30 Hatchback review.
Although it is an impressive 67 years old, SEAT is one of the younger car manufacturers, and its sporty cars show that it has no plans to slow down. Popularity for SEAT has grown and grown and seeing a SEAT on the road in the UK is as common as seeing a Golf or a Focus.But, how did this come to be?In this article, we look at the interesting history of the Spanish manufacturer.
When looking at new cars, you’re going to look at a few in the same sector to compare a variety of things such as reliability, running costs, safety etc.It is important that you do this to ensure that you are suitably educated when it comes to choosing the car that you are going to buy or lease. So, we’re going to look at three very similar cars, the SEAT Mii, the Skoda CitiGo and the Citroen C1, and compare them on important factors you should be looking at when choosing a new car.
Firstly, let’s look at what each model excels in...
It’s based on the standard Ibiza Cupra, and has the same 178bhp 1.4-litre engine with a DSG dual-clutch gearbox powering the front wheels. Unlike the standard Cupra, though, it has no roof. Instead, it has a wraparound window, which unless you’re relatively short, looks like it won’t be enough to shield your precious face from the elements.
Google Zafira and you will find the name means victory in Arabic. That leaves you wondering just what is it an MPV is claiming victory over – the school parking? With such a grandiose name, the 2014 Vauxhall Zafira had better deliver. So far, it hasn’t disappointed. Affordable, reliable and enjoyable, the Zafira is the best-selling European mini-MPV.
There are various engines available for propelling the kids to school, including the 1.6- and 1.8-litre 16-valve petrol units and, an ECOFLEX 1.7-litre diesel. Most buyers will jump on the oil burner, but the 1.8-litre petrol shouldn’t be overlooked. This unit features advanced valve and cam phasing technology, allowing 90 per cent of the 175Nm maximum torque to be available from 2,200 to 6,200 rpm. This grunt allows for spirited driving, something you don’t usually get in an MPV. The 1.7-litre CDTi diesel power plant can be had in either110 or 125PS flavour with plenty of [...]
Is the 2014 SEAT Leon on your radar? It probably should be. Sales figures here in the UK would suggest that if you’re already a SEAT Leon fan, you’re certainly not alone. The first version of this stylish hatchback arrived on our shores in 1998 and became instantly popular and the number of admirers grew when the second generation was launched in 2005. Whether you’re a family driver, regular commuter – or just someone who appreciates stylish looks and a fun drive, the SEAT Leon definitely deserves a place on your list when you’re looking for car lease deals.
So what is it about the 2014 SEAT Leon that sets it apart from the crowd? We’ve identified four key reasons why you should check out the SEAT Leon if you’re looking for car leasing deals. These are:
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