Seat: Now go s off-road?

Weiterstadt, June 23, 2014

It was only a matter of time before even Seat brings a high-up four-wheel drive station wagon. In the Volkswagen Group are in the sibling series for some time schutzbeplankte models such as the Skoda Octavia Scout, the VW Passat Alltrack and the Audi A4 allroad quattro on the go. And besides, there are cars with nature-boy look currently in vogue. The leisure Seat is based on the station wagon version of the Leon and gets the nickname " X - Perience ". The car will be at the Paris Motor Show to see ( 4 to 19 October 2014) for the first time. From this point, it can be ordered, on October 25, 2014 are the robust lion then the merchants.

Three diesel, a petrol

Of course, the Leon X - Perience gets black anti-scratch plastic all around to sill and wheel arches. At the rear, an underride guard shines in aluminum look, the front there is a small spoiler in the same color. The roof rails are black anodized. In the wheel arches rotate either 17 - or 18-inch model. As drives are three diesel engines and one petrol unit ready. The petrol engine is a 1.8-liter TSI with 180 PS stately, whose power is sent as standard equipment by a six-speed dual-clutch transmission to the axles. For diesels, the customer can order a 1.6-liter TDI with 110 hp and a two-liter engine with 150 or 184 hp. The most powerful diesel is also coupled to a six-speed DSG from the factory. With this aggregate of X - Perience is the hot oil burner: After 7.1 seconds the car will be 100 km / h, acceleration ends at 224 hours originate kilometers.

Lift kit and wheel system

The X-Perience not only looks fit for off-road, it is thanks to a suspension lift by 15 millimeters and all-wheel drive " 4Drive " also. The four-wheel system is also expected from the VW - mother and uses a Haldex coupling. In normal driving on dry asphalt the most power to the front axle is up to. If there is dwindling traction, the moments are redirected within a few milliseconds infinitely backwards. That takes the muddy dirt road up to the mountain hut also the horrors such as electronic Diffenzialsperren on both axles. The two most powerful engines are also shipped without extra charge with the setup system called " Drive Profile ". With its help, you can change "Sport" the characteristics of the steering, throttle response and the DSG box in the three modes "Eco ", " Comfort" and.

Still no price

Optional to have technical goodies like all-LED headlights, a Abstandstempomat with surroundings monitoring system and City Emergency Braking, a fatigue detection system and a lane departure warning. Prices of X - Perience models will unfortunately betrayed the manufacturer only to the fair in Paris. A normal ST Leon 1.6 TDI with 150 PS 4Drive currently costs 27,690 euros. Who by the way want to sit in a seat like even higher and wants to conquer new ground, must wait until 2016: then that comes first Seats SUV on the market. (HD)