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Seat slashes prices

12 May 2005

Seat has reduced prices of its soon-to-be-replaced Leon small family car by up to £1760.

Outgoing Leon's prices have come down

Seat has reduced prices of its soon-to-be-replaced Leon small family car by up to £1760.

The price cuts cover S and SX models using the 74bhp 1.4- or 104bhp 1.6-litre petrol engines, and the 1.9-litre diesel rated at 89bhp or 109bhp. The larger and more powerful the engine, the bigger the discount.

Reductions for S-trimmed models start at £965 for the 1.4-litre, which now costs from £9250, and you can save £1260 on the 1.6-litre which is now £9995. The 1.9-litre is cut by £1520 and now costs £10,995.

SX models aren’t available with the 1.4-litre petrol, but savings start at £1715 for the 109bhp diesel, which is now priced at £12,250, and there’s £1760 off the 1.6-litre petrol, which now costs £10,495.

S-trimmed cars feature air-conditioning, electric front windows, CD player and remote central locking, while SX models add climate control, electric mirrors and rear windows, and an alarm.

Although three years’ interest-free finance is available on the 180bhp Leon FR, Seat says it has no plans to extend the price cuts to more powerful Leons in the outgoing range. With the new version arriving in September, buyers should haggle hard with dealers for extra discounts to offset the inevitable dip in residual values of the outgoing car. Aim to save at least 7% off the list price of the cars.

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