• 2009 Seat Leon Cupra

    Following the debut of the updated Leon hatchback at last month’s Geneva Motor Show come the first images and details for updated versions of the sportier Ibiza FR and Leon Cupra models, both of which will be making their debut next month at the Barcelona Motor Show. The new FR version of the Ibiza introduces several new features compared with the previous model, which all combine to provide a more intense driving experience. First of all, the new car is equipped with an efficient 150hp (112kW) twin charger 1.4L TSI engine but it also picks up a revised seven-speed DSG gearbox with...

  • 2009 Seat Leon facelift
    Facelifted Seat Leon hatch set for Geneva Motor Show

    The current Seat Leon hatch has been in production for a little over four years and in that time we have seen the launch of a number of special edition models and even a TwinDrive hybrid concept. The Spanish carmaker has now revealed details about a facelifted version of the Leon, which will be...

  • Seat Leon Twin Drive Ecomotive plug-in hybrid
    Seat trials Leon 'Twin Drive' plug-in hybrid

    Seat has unveiled an electrically-driven prototype based on its Leon hatchback, which the company plans to trial in an urban environment together with the Spanish government. The technology behind the new prototype is Volkswagen Group’s Twin Drive plug-in hybrid powertrain, which was first...

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    Seat launches Leon Linea R hot hatch

    The Seat Leon hatch is in the midst of its second generation, with a facelift expected early next year. The all-new Linea R version of the car has come early, however, featuring a range of engines and a fresher design. Two four-cylinder petrol engines - a 1.8L rated at 160hp (119kW) and a 2.0L...

  • 2010 Seat Leon facelift
    Seat updating Leon hatch with mild facelift

    Seat has released details for its facelifted Leon, which you can read about by clicking here. The second-generation Seat Leon hatch has only been in production for a little over three years but a heavily disguised prototype spied testing in Germany recently confirms that an updated model is in the...

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