Plug-In Hybrid Seat Leon Costs Just Under £31,000 In UK

The Leon e-Hybrid will do 36 miles on a single charge.

The plug-in hybrid version of Seat’s new Leon family hatchback is available to order now, with prices starting at just under £31,000. The Leon e-Hybrid is the brand’s first plug-in hybrid car, offering customers an all-electric range of 36 miles and a power output in excess of 200 bhp.

That power comes courtesy of a 1.4-litre petrol engine and an electric motor, both of which power the front wheels through a six-speed automatic gearbox. In total, the two motors churn out 201 bhp, which is enough to permit a 7.5-second sprint from 0-62 mph.

Power for the electric motor comes from a 13 kWh lithium-ion battery, which is recharged via a 3.6 kWh AC plug. That means charging the car from empty will take less than four hours. Do that often and drive economically, and the official figures show you could be looking at an average economy figure of between 217.3 and 235.4 mpg.