Since the very beginning, SEAT has launched vehicles that are designed and developed for the customer and their needs. When the SEAT 1400 was introduced in 1953 it offered a route to greater mobility levels with the stylised look of an American vehicle and the luxury and elegance that people wanted at the time.
Fast forward to today and the all-new SEAT Leon takes the spirit of the brand’s very first vehicle and encapsulates it in one of the most advanced vehicles ever to roll off the company’s production lines at its Martorell facilities.
But how has design and engineering evolved over the intervening 70 years?
SEAT celebrates its 70th anniversary: from the SEAT 1400 to the all-new Leon.
Customer demands have shifted significantly over the decades. Where once we wanted chrome finishing and circular headlights, we now need a more integrated approach that merges aerodynamic need and aesthetic purity.
The 1.5 litre, four-cylinder TSI mHEV unit adds 48V mild-hybrid technology to the combustion engine meaning it can reach 221km/h but use as little as 5.6-6.4 litres/100km (WLTP).