SEAT extends its range with the FR+

SEAT extends its range with the FR+

When running short of ideas on what to call a new model derivative, why not just stick a ‘+’ sign at the end of its name? Well if it’s good enough for Google..

Unlike Google the SEAT Leon FR+ seems to be capable of more than just turning circles. The new Leon FR+ is a significant step up from the ‘standard’ FR trim in terms of both performance and equipment.

It’s available with either SEAT’s 2.0 TSI 208 bhp and 2.0 TDI CR 168 bhp engines and comes with striking 18″ ‘Ibera’ alloy wheels, Bi-xenon headlights with AFS, dual zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors, and ESP with XDS (electronic differential lock). Perhaps SEAT should have called it the Cupra R-?

Also included in the package is a SEAT Media System 2.2, which includes satellite navigation with 5″ colour touchscreen and dynamic route guidance, DAB radio, Bluetooth with voice control and audio streaming, and an SD card slot.

Although the retail cost of this extra equipment when specified separately is £2,465 RRP, the price of the new Leon FR+ is up by just £1,070 RRP over the FR, which SEAT expect will act as a useful incentive during the UK’s ‘61’ registration plate change in September.

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