SEAT has expanded the range of engines available for Leon FR customers in time for the September’s new UK registration plate.
The standard Leon FR now comes with either a 123bhp 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine (£18,205) or 138bhp 2-litre TDI diesel engine (£20,245). The move comes as SEAT looks to broaden the appeal of its sportier models to cost conscious drivers. The TSI will come with a six-speed manual gearbox while TDI buyers will have the option of a DSG automatic (£1275).
Both cars get FR branded sports seats and steering wheel as standard, alongside twin chrome exhaust pipes, rear parking sensors and automatic headlights.
The FR+ now sits above the standard FR, again coming with petrol or diesel options, a 208bhp 2-litre TSI (£21,600) and 168bhp 2-litre TDI (£21,440) respectively, both engines available with standard manual and optional DSG gearboxes.
The models will be discernable from standard FRs by a set of 18in ‘Ibera’ alloy wheels. Other equipment includes an upgraded media system (with a 5in screen, sat-nav, DAB radio and Bluetooth), bi-xenon headlights and front parking sensors.
The Leon Cupra R has also had a very minor refresh, with SEAT’s media system 2.2, Bluetooth, Bi-Xenon headlights and LED rear lights added to the standard equipment list with no rise in price, Renaultsport Megane 250 rival priced from £25,995.