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NEW PRODUCT
SEATís new Leon Estate
Pretty, dynamic and yet surprisingly functional 
when needed

Published: Thu, 17 April 2014 10:47:35 GMT
 

Seat Leon ST estate FR 2014MY rear 3-qtr UK red

The new SEAT Leon STís accomplished mix of attractive coupť styling and surprisingly functional and roomy estate characteristics gets the thumbs up from AID

Once the workhorse of larger than average middle class families, a trend perhaps best typified in the UK by the traditional popularity of Volvoís boxy estates, of late the conventional estate has been squeezed out of the market by the SUV-Crossovers, todayís defining shape of the desirable utility motor.

It isnít exactly extinction for the conventional estate car, but a perpetually growing wave of Crossovers has continued to move in on its territory, thus leaving estates with a forever shrinking share of sales. 

And the evidence, if any were needed, comes from recent UK car sales figures, which clearly tell their own story. 

Almost exactly a decade ago, conventional estates on their own were still responsible for one-in-ten of the new cars sold in the UK according to SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) figures
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