What is now known about the “charged” SEAT Leon Cupra ST / SEAT Leon Hybrid?September 26, 2019
The Spanish company SEAT will present a new generation of the Leon model in the hatchback and station wagon in the very near future. High-performance versions of these cars will be shown in late 2020 / early 2021.
The leadership of the German Volkswagen AG decided to halt the further development of the Golf Variant station wagon; instead, the Spanish company, which is part of the Volkswagen concern, will manufacture its station wagon. This is a SEAT Leon – the universal version of the model will receive the ST prefix to the name.
In addition, it recently became known that the SEAT sports division, called Cupra, is going to offer a high-performance version of the same station wagon.
In early June of this year, “spy” photos of the Spanish Leon hatchback were at the disposal of our publication. Then we noticed two twin tailpipes of the exhaust system, which made us think that we had a hotter version of the car with all-wheel drive and an automatic transmission with double clutch.
Nothing is known about the power of the “charged” versions of the Spanish model. The Cupra Formentor concept introduced earlier could offer 245 hp. Earlier this year, Cupra CEO Wayne Griffiths said in an interview with Auto Express that the charged Cupra Leon will receive a 1.4-liter TSI engine that will work with the electric motor. The total power of this tandem will be 245 hp, like the aforementioned demo car.
It will be some time before we see the new models of the Cupra sports division, since SEAT itself has not yet shown the regular version of the next-generation model. Most likely, the presentation of high-performance versions of the Leon model may take place in late 2020 / early 2021. As for the electrified Leon, the plug-in hybrid performance will be much like the next generation German Golf GTE.
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