If you require even more practicality than is offered by the standard Leon hatchback, you probably should take a look at its estate sibling. The Leon ST looks just as good and offers even greater rear-compartment space and luggage capacity.
The smart-looking Leon ST is a family car that owners can be proud of. All trims ride on lightweight, eye-catching alloy wheels and feature a number of complementary body-coloured fixtures, such as door mirrors that have integrated LED indicators. Inside, there’s plenty of room for five adults, including a pair of six-footers in the back row. An expansive tailgate opening makes loading and unloading items into and from the car’s 587-litre boot straightforward, and with the 60/40 split-folding rear seats flipped, cargo capacity increases to a useful 1,620 litres.
The Leon ST can be selected with a 1.6-litre 113bhp diesel engine, which returns up to 4.1l/100km and produces CO2 emissions as low as 109g/km. This option comes with a five-speed manual gearbox. If you prefer the convenience of automatic transmission, choose the 2.0-litre 148bhp diesel unit, which is paired with a seven-speed gearbox. All engine options feature Start-stop System, which conserves fuel whenever the vehicle comes to a momentary stop.
The Leon ST is installed with an eight-speaker sound system that includes an eight-inch touchscreen display, DAB radio and a CD player. There are plenty of connectivity options, too, with four USB inputs, for instance, and an integrated Bluetooth for hands-free communication.
A five-star Euro NCAP rating is a sure sign that the Leon ST is a safe car to travel in. As well as protective features such as numerous airbags and ISOFIX child-seat attachments, the vehicle is fitted with a range of driver aids. For example, Electronic Stability Control helps this estate car to maintain strong traction, even on slippery surfaces.