Seat Leon ST gains 5 star Euro NCAP rating image

The recently unveiled Seat Leon ST has been awarded a five-star safety rating by car safety assessment body Euro NCAP. The score includes 94% rating for adult occupant protection and 92% for child occupant.

The versatile estate car will go on sale in the UK in October for January 2014 first deliveries and joins the Leon five-door hatchback as a five-star car. The rating is the result of good scores in all areas of the industry-standard Euro NCAP test, but particularly the adult occupant safety and child occupant safety sections, for which the Leon ST scored 94% and 92% respectively.

“SEAT is committed to the highest levels of active and passive safety in all its models, ” says Dr. Matthias Rabe, Executive Vice-President for Research and Development at SEAT S.A. “The thorough development work developed at our Technical Centre is now rewarded with the excellent classification achieved by both variants of the new Leon in the demanding Euro NCAP tests.

“We are also pleased with the two Euro NCAP Advanced rewards for the SEAT multi-collision brake system and the SEAT lane-keeping assistant in the new Leon. It is the new Leon family at the very top of the latest technology,” he adds.

Dr. Rabe accepted the two Euro NCAP Advanced certificates at the Frankfurt Motor Show, where the Leon ST made its world debut. With a starting price of just £16,675 for a 1.2 TSI 105 PS model in S specification, the Leon ST comes standard with air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, steering wheel-mounted controls, a colour touch-screen infotainment interface, front electric windows, roof rails and a double boot floor.