New Seat Leon Revealed, World Debut At The Paris Motor Show In September

Seat has revealed the third generation Leon ahead of its public debut at the Paris Motor Show in September. New Leon is completely redesigned from the ground up, packing new technologies, new look and fuel efficient engines. Compared to the previous model, the new Leon has a longer wheelbase, offering improved interior space and handling. Part of the new design is also a new SEAT logo, that can be seen on its grille, rear and steering wheel.

Even though new Leon has a longer wheelbase(up by almost 6cm), it is 4.26 metres long, that is around five centimetres shorter than its predecessor. The luggage compartment has now a volume of 380 litres, around 40 more than the second generation model.

Thanks to new construction techniques and the use of lightweight materials, the overall weight has been reduced by 90kg.

New Leon is also first in class to offer full-LED headlamps.

New Leon will be powered by a wide range of TDI and TSI engines, ranging from 1.2 – to 2.0 litres, with power outputs from 85bhp to 181bhp. The highlight of the engine line-up is a 104bhp 1.6 TDI with start/stop and brake energy recuperation, returning 74.3 mpg on average and a CO2 figure of just 99 g/km.

Depending on the engine, transmission options include five- and six-speed manual gearboxes or six- and seven-speed DSG dual-clutch gearboxes.

The sportier FR trim is distinguished by modified front and rear bumpers, different alloy wheels and FR badging.

Market launch is end of the year, with other body variants to follow in 2013. For full details see the press release below.

PRESS RELEASE (click to expand)


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