D as facelift for the civilian models of the Spanish golf could be economical thanks to its great success. Different front apron and bumper, a minimally changed grille and different lighting graphics - from the outside, that was almost the Leon facelift. Whereby: There was definitely a need, especially for the new LED headlights with a longer range. Cupra customers in particular should look forward to better light for their speedster.
Inside, Seat has upgraded the Leon, especially with the infotainment from the Ateca. The latest connectivity features can now be called up on the 8-inch touchscreen.
Seat Leon Cupra ST with all-wheel drive
More important for sports enthusiasts among compact buyers: the Leon Cupra is now pulling in terms of performance the same as the Golf R and can also pull the entire 300 hp from the two-liter turbo. The maximum torque increases from 350 to 380 Nm. This makes it the most powerful series seat to date. Shifting is done manually or via DSG through 6 gears. The standard consumption is between 6.7 and 7.2 liters, depending on the version. The second difference to the particularly powerful Golf has always been the pure front-wheel drive in the Leon. That is now the end - in part: In addition to the facelift and more power, the station wagon version also has all-wheel drive and DSG, making it the first all-wheel drive Leon since the first-generation Leon Cupra 4 from 2000.
The Leon Curpa with front-wheel drive and 300 hp will continue to be available as a four- or two-door model. This means that the Golf R still has exclusive all-wheel drive, at least in the hatchback versions.
The new Seat Leon Cupra can be ordered from the end of December. Prices start at 34,020 euros forthe Cupra SC. With two more doors, prices start at 34,320 euros. The estate version is available from 35,520 euros, with all-wheel drive and DSG on board the base price is 39,220 euros.