SEAT officially unveiled a new generation of Leon hatchbackJanuary 28, 2020
Just a couple of hours ago, the Spanish brand completed the online presentation of a new generation of its compact Leon hatchback, and its versatile version of the Sportstourer. Updated Leon will appear on the market in the second quarter of 2020.
The new (fourth in a row) generation of the Spanish hatchback SEAT Leon has got a completely new look and altered proportions. Debuted today at a special event in Martorell (Spain), the company’s best-selling car is presented in a five-door hatchback and Sportstourer (station wagon).
The overall exterior style has undergone many changes, hinting at a resemblance to last year’s Formentor concept.
SEAT changed the look of Leon not only in order to give it a “fresh” look, but also to make it smoother, improving the drag coefficient by about 8%. The car received a wide-body tail light.
With a length of 4,368 mm, a width of 1,800 mm and a height of 1,456 mm, the hatchback is 86 mm longer, 16 mm narrower and 3 mm lower than its predecessor. In addition, the wheelbase was “stretched” by 50 mm and now amounts to 2,686 mm. The dimensions of the Leon ST have also changed: the compact station wagon now has a length of 4,642 mm (+93 mm), a width of 1,800 mm (-16 mm) and a height of 1,448 mm (-3 mm).
Leon will be optionally available with all-LED headlights and taillights, as well as with these trendy dynamic turn signals. The interior is also full of LEDs, including for ambient lighting. The SEAT Leon 2020 comes with a 10.25-inch dashboard and an 8.25- or 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
The initial configuration of the Spanish novelty will receive a three-cylinder 1.0 TSI with a capacity of 90 or 110 horsepower, followed by a four-cylinder 1.5-liter TSI with a capacity of 130 hp and 150 hp The more powerful 2.0-liter TSI is rated at 190 hp and comes exclusively with a dual-clutch automatic transmission.
1.0 TSI and 1.5 TSI will be available with soft hybrid technology, and in these cases Leon will only deal with DSG. The car will receive only one diesel engine 2.0 TDI with 115 hp. and 150 hp
Like the electrified VW Golf GTE, the fourth-generation SEAT Leon will receive a plug-in hybrid version, under the hood of which there will be a 1.4-liter TSI engine, an electric motor, a six-speed robotized DSG and a 13 kWh lithium-ion battery. The power plant is designed for 204 hp, and the range in purely electric mode will be about 60 kilometers.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that Seat prepared a new version for the Tarraco crossover. Experts assigned this crossover the role of a flagship in the current Seat lineup. Now, Tarraco has become even more attractive due to the new version.
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