Time has come for Seat carmaker to introduce a new generation of their well-known Leon and what better place than the Paris Motor Show, this week. For now, the specialists have only developed the five-door hatchback version. At a later date we will also receive the ST and the Sportier three-door SC Coupe variants. According to an announcement made by the automaker, the new Seat Leon will be available in both FR and SE specifications. It seems that the new generation model will be the first model in its segment to receive full LED headlamps.
In terms of power train, the engineers offer us a choice of five engines. Their outputs will vary between 89 horsepower and 181 horsepower for the 2.0-liter TDI, depending on the market. Now, the strongest gasoline engine will be the 1.8-liter TSI capable of developing 178 horsepower, at least at the beginning. To transfer the power to the wheels, the engineers have offered two options in terms of gearboxes, depending on what engine the customer wants. It can either be a 5- or a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6- and 7-speed DSG one.
The Spanish automaker offered the MQB platform which is also used with the Audi A3 and the VW Golf VII. The new generation Leon is about 90 kg lighter that its predecessor thanks to the advanced construction techniques and material use and it seems that it will be available in an Ecomotive variant. The fuel consumption will reach 74.3 mpg and the CO2 emission level will be 99 g/km. Each Seat Leon sold on the UK market will feature a color touch-screen that will contain the radio controls, Bluetooth phone connectivity and a lot more.
We will have to wait a bit more to find out the exact specifications, CO2 rating and fuel economy for the UK models.
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