Seat’s all-new Leon has entered production, with the Spanish brand calling it its first fully connected car.
The Seat Digital Cockpit system brings together a high-resolution 10.25in driver instrument cluster and infotainment system.
The standard media system features an 8.25in screen with smartphone audio compatibility, while the 10in screen offers online connectivity, 3D-connected navigation, retina display and natural voice control, as well as gesture recognition.
The new voice recognition solution has a natural understanding of language enabling users to interact with the infotainment system using natural commands, making corrections and referencing previous commands.
Smart services can be downloaded and integrated to connect accounts and enable users to stay in touch with smart appliances. The Full Link system, meanwhile, enables customers to connect smartphones and access their digital lives whether using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
Online connectivity via the embedded SIM (eSIM) stops the Leon losing connection with the digital world, and also delivers eCall, which directly contacts emergency services should an incident occur.
The Seat Leon also comes with Car2X connectivity, a cloud-based technology enabling drivers to receive advanced warning on the status of upcoming traffic lights or an incident, with information appearing in real time on screen.
The Seat Connect app gives remote control to functions including driving data of previous journeys; parking position, the ability to lock and unlock the doors; speed and stolen car alerts; and finding the car in a parking lot.
Wayne Griffiths, executive vice president for sales and marketing, said, “The new Leon has been designed keeping the “created in Barcelona” spirit and at the same time being the safest, most connected and with the widest range of engines the brand has ever seen. We believe we have all the ingredients to make of the new Leon a great choice not only for private customers but also for corporate fleets.”