Leon with the new generation respects the formal separation of the cupra, the sports version is a separate model of the brand. Until now, it was available with a turbocharged two-liter with 245 or 310 hp and a more powerful version of the plug-in hybrid with 204 hp, which distinguished it from the Seat Leon in more than just signs, paintwork and details.
Newly, however, it will share two engines with Seat. It is a 15-liter with a manual transmission and 150 horsepower or with a double-clutch box. Then it has the same performance, but mild hybrid assistance.
Another alternative is a weaker two-liter version with 190 horsepower in conjunction with a dual-clutch transmission.
The Cupra Leon has a new peak. The VZ Cup version also has bucket seats
Cupra also offers the same engines for the Formentor crossover, but it does not have a direct equivalent in the Seat portfolio.
Thanks to the new engines, the price of the Cupra Leon has moved down to 779,900 crowns in the case of the hatchback, the Sportstourer station wagon starts at 799,900 CZK.
Standard equipment with the new engines will include front Full-LED headlights, specific bumpers, a body-colored rear diffuser and 18-inch light-alloy wheels in a silver shade.
In the interior, there will be sports seats upholstered in fabric, on request, customers can order shell seats upholstered in leather, which will be complemented by a stitched instrument panel. The central infotainment screen with full connectivity is 10 or 12 inches.
According to the Czech representative, the first cars with basic engines will be at dealers in October.