The new Seat Leon will be presented on January 28January 25, 2020
Seat has released a teaser for the new Leon, which will be presented next week. In December, he released a video showing the details of the model, and recently gave us a look at the back of the car in a new way.
The fourth generation of the rival of the Spanish brand Ford Focus will be presented at a special event on January 28. Insiders called the new car the biggest step forward in the history of the model with a significant improvement in cab technology and the introduction of options with electric transmissions.
Photographs expand the fleeting view of Leon’s back shown in the video. This shows that the new car will receive a full-sized strip of lighting through the back door, which echoes the Seat El Born EV. We can also see the new design of the rear badge, different from that on the current model, while in front, the video showed the return of fully LED headlights. The new Leon is also tuned to enhance interior lighting.
Despite statements about a fundamentally new design direction, starting with the Mk4 Leon, the test mule shows an evolutionary look. The seat is gradually moving away from straight edges and sharp corners for future models, and the curved appearance of this mule demonstrates this.
The C-segment car will receive a more advanced infotainment system that can update maps, applications and features over the air, similar to the one offered in the Volkswagen Golf Mk8. Seat CEO Luca de Meo said: “For two years we have been working on what will be the best infotainment system available for sale next year, starting with Leon.”
Along with the new cab technology, the fourth-generation Leon will also be available with the first Seat interchangeable hybrid drivetrain, which will provide improved fuel economy and limited zero-emission performance. The Leon plugin is announced as the model for Seat’s electrification ambition, which will pick up momentum when its first truly custom-made El Born electric car launches in 2020.
To mark his big step forward, brand design boss Alejandro Mezenero described the upcoming Leon image as a “bigger step” than the company took after restarting the brand with the current Leon in 2012. “Sometimes you need to take a bigger step so as not to become obsolete. We are very soon ready for the next, bolder step in design, ”he said.
The next Leon will again use the MQB VW Group platform, albeit a significantly updated version, which was introduced by the recently released Mk8 Golf.
Leon will appear in a five-door hatchback, station wagon and crossover. The latest, exhausted version will sit below the Ateca SUV in the brand’s range and will be “more extreme” than the previous version of Leon real estate, according to Rabe. He added: “We’re talking about a hatchback and we’re talking about an SUV. Why not do something in between?
The engine range is expected to open with the familiar 1.0-liter TSI three-cylinder gasoline engine, offering features similar to today’s model.
According to Rabe, Seat does not throw diesel engines out of the lineup, but the lineup will include one of the first soft hybrid gasoline options in the VW group for those who need an economical level similar to those offered on oil engines. For this, a 48 V system is likely to be used, coupled with a 1.5-liter TSI engine, as was the case in Golf.
In addition, there will be a hybrid plugin Leon, which, as the Spanish brand has already confirmed, will offer a 31-mile all-electric lineup. The PHEV Leon is expected to use the 201-hp petrol-electric system offered by Golf, with a more powerful 242-hp plug-in power unit reserved for the Cupra version.
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