Seat bags two Scottish awards
Spanish car manufacturer Seat has scooped two Scottish Car of the Year awards at a ceremony last week.
The Leon family hatchback was the triumphant model, topping the rankings in the Eco Car of the Year and the Sporting Car of the Year.
The Leon E Ecomotive, released earlier this year, won the eco prize with CO2 emissions of 99g/km and a combined fuel economy of 74.3mpg thanks to its Start/Stop technology and a Brake Energy Recovery system.
Meanwhile it was the Leon Cupra R that grabbed the Sporting prize with a top speed of 155mph. The Cupra R is Seat’s most powerful car to date with an output of 265PS from a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine.
It is capable of clearing 0-62mph in 6.2 seconds while its front-wheel drive set-up is designed to limit the powerful hatchbacks CO2 emissions which stand at 190g/km.
Seat was chosen by members of the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers (ASMW) before being presented the award on 5 November in St Andrews.
John Murdoch, President of the ASMW said of the Cupra R, “In various forms our winner is already a familiar sight on Scottish roads but, in the new flagship Cupra R guise, we believe it is the most thrilling and value for money hot hatch on sale today."
The E Ecomotive Leon was applauded for its approach to maximising economy.
Director of Seat UK, Peter Wyhinny said “I’m understandably thrilled by these two great votes of confidence in our car."
The Seat Leon is priced between £14,000 and £25,000 and Oneswoop.com allows users to compare Seat Leon car prices.