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A Look at the SEAT Leon ST Panoramic Roof Option

While the majority of our stories fall into the "news" category, there are a few that just interest us and have a more timeless quality. For example, we like to look at various options people buy for their car or how they can be repaired.
A Look at the SEAT Leon ST Panoramic Roof Option 1 photo
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With all the commotion around the SEAT Ateca SUV, we kind of forgot all about the Leon. We predict the popularity of this attractive yet niched compact car will fall even further in the next year.

Too bad, as it does offer the practicality and features of the VW Golf for less money. While you can complain about the black interior or the fact that some of the plastics are of a lesser quality, the panoramic roof is up to the challenge. What, the glass is not glassy enough for you?

We took a long look at the one on the Leon ST because it gives the car such an airy feel. It's also available on other versions of the Leon wagon, such as the X-Perience and the Cupra 290, adding character to either a sporty hatch or a crossover.

The way it works is also quite different from German or French competitors. How much does it cost? It depends on who you ask. We found it on the FR trim as part of the EMOTION package worth 970 euros and also featuring bigger wheels.

Because VW is obsessed with its key, the panoramic roof can also be opened from the fob, together with all the windows. Obviously, that's a very useful feature if you live in a country without thieves.

Once inside the car, the knob mounted on the roof has several functions, much like the light switch. Two buttons move the shave back and forth, allowing you to have the car sealed from the outside but still let the sun in. Some people say this function is stupid because you can have the sunroof open and the shade closed, thus flooding the car when it rains.

Convertibles that are also sold in America require you to keep your finger on the button while the roof is being opened. That's not the case here. Convenient, you can have it pop up slightly to air out the car without having to worry about security.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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