Meet the new Seat Leon

Novi Seat Leon, Foto: Twitter/SEATofficial

The new, fourth generation of the best-selling Seat model Leon, in a hatchback and four-door station wagon variant, was presented in Martorell.

The new Leon is built on Volkswagen’s MQB platform, and features a more modern infotainment system (8.25, or 10 inches and fewer control buttons) with better quality materials, reduced fuel consumption and emissions, and a number of safety assistance systems.

Auto Bild also reports that as far as propulsion is concerned, there are 1.0 three-cylinder TSI and 1.5 four-cylinder TSI petrols (90, 110, 130 and 150 horsepower), as well as 2.0-liter four-cylinder TDI diesels with 115 and 150 hp, respectively.

A plug-in hybrid version with a 1.4-liter petrol (204 horsepower and 150 kW) will also be available to customers immediately, and there are lithium-ion batteries in the floor of the 13 kWh vehicle that allow auxiliary autonomy of about 50 kilometers.

A little later, as Auto Bild reports, a sporty Cupra Leon hybrid variant will be available, which includes 245 horsepower and 180 kW with extremely low CO2 emissions (50 g / km).

This sporty variant of the new Leon should have identical propulsion as the Cupra Formentor with petrol and one auxiliary electric motor.