The updated car has been given a raft of changes including more standard equipment, new engines, and redesigned bumpers. Set to go on sale in the middle of the year, the new Leon will come standard with electronic stability control and a special XDS function that works like an electric limited-slip differential.
Changes to the body include revised headlights, new grille, new side mirrors, redesigned bumpers and different pattern alloy wheels.
Five different petrol engines and five different diesels will be offered, ranging between 85 and 210hp. One new introduction is a 2.0L TSI mill reserved for the sporty Leon FR. Inside, Seat has changed the steering wheel, instrument panel and the center console. New options available on the 2009 model include hill-start assist, bi-xenon headlights, and a reverse camera.