New Cupra Leon will be introduced in 2020

New Cupra Leon will be introduced in 2020

April 8, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The next generation of the Cupra Leon’s “charged” hatchback will receive a 242-horsepower hybrid powerplant. In fully electric mode, the car will be able to overcome 50 km.

Seat will introduce a new generation Leon hatchback next year. Not so long ago, company representatives confirmed that the novelty will also receive a plug-in hybrid powertrain – this also applies to the more powerful performance of the Cupra.

 “In 2020, a new generation of model Leon will enter the market in the five-door version and the ST [wagon] version,” said executive director Luca de Meo.

“The car will be equipped with a plug-in hybrid power plant that will produce up to 245 hp Capacity, which will have only 50 g / km of CO2 emissions. Shortly before the end of 2020, Cupra Leon and Cupra Leon ST with hybrid versions will appear, which will also become more economical. In a fully electric mode, the car will be able to overcome 50 km. “

  The head of the Cupra sports division, Wayne Griffiths, confirmed that the figure of 245 hp, mentioned earlier, refers to having the new plug-in hybrid Cupra Leon, and not the standard Seat brand models. This means that the latest Cupra will have exactly the same power as the recently introduced Seat Cupra Formentor, but less than the current car with its 296 hp. However, it is likely that a non-hybrid model with more power will be proposed.

  In terms of appearance, the new Leon will share some exterior features with the SUV Seat Tarraco. The hatchback will be the first car of the VW Group, which seems to be equipped with an infotainment system that supports wireless updates.

Not so long ago, our publication wrote that by 2021 the Spanish Seat is going to release 6 electric vehicles and hybrids.