Showing posts in the category of Seat Leon

SEAT Reports Impressive 15.8% Income Growth in 2014

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SEAT has quietly been on the rise these past couple of years, culminating with them recording their biggest income figure in history at €7.497 billion, marking a 15.8% improvement on 2013.

SEAT Leon ST Cupra 280 Could Face An Uphill Battle

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And by that, we mean it might not catch on. In fact, this could end up being a sales disaster since the Leon was nowhere near as sought out as the Focus and the Octavia last year.

SEAT Leon ST TGI Needs Just €20 Worth of Fuel For 615km Journey

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Diesel or Petrol? Petrol or Diesel? How about compressed natural gas? Just €20 worth of it can apparently get you from Barcelona to Madrid - a full 615km.

This Dutch Review Just Made Me Crave A Seat Leon ST Cupra

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The Dutch reviewer from AutoWeek points out something very interesting about the SEAT Leon ST Cupra. The estate is faster than the five-door because it creates less drag – this reportedly translates into lap-times up to five seconds quicker around the Nurburgring.

Seat Releases New Photo Gallery of the Leon ST Cupra [30 Pics]

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Seat has released full details of the Leon ST Cupra ahead of its official world debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. The performance estate is also featured in a new photo gallery, which highlights the model’s different available versions.

Seat UK Prices Ultimate Sub8 Performance Pack for Leon SC Cupra 280

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Seat has released a performance kit for the Leon SC Cupra 280 in the UK which mirrors the specification of the car that set the first sub-8 minute Nürburgring lap record for FWD production cars last year.

Seat Leon X-Perience Takes Epic Road Trip in New Zealand [w/Video]

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Although Seat is not officially present on New Zealand’s car market, the brand’s marketing department thought it would be a good idea to ship the new Leon X-Perience there for a great photo shoot.

Seat Leon ST Cupra Is the Poor Man's Audi RS4 Avant

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Seat is following in the footsteps of parent company VW by bringing a performance compact estate to market with the new Leon ST Cupra, which has just been unveiled in production form.

The hot estate is the first Cupra model that adopts this body style and sources all its mechanical parts from the Leon Cupra Sport Coupé and five-door hatches. This means it is powered by the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine available with two power levels: 265PS (261hp) in the Leon ST Cupra and 280PS (276hp) in the Leon ST Cupra 280. Both versions produce a maximum torque of 350Nm (258lb-ft) from 1,700 to 5,600 rpm.

Needless to say, the Cupra 280 is the fastest, reaching 100 km/h from standstill in 6 seconds flat when mated with the optional DSG transmission (6.1 seconds with the six-speed manual gearbox). The standard Seat Leon ST Cupra accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds with the DSG and 6.2 seconds with the manual. Both models have an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

The figures are quite impressive for an estate that has a maximum load space of 1,470 liters (51.9 cu-ft) with the rear seats folded flat. Furthermore, declared fuel economy is quite low, at 6.6 l/100 km (35.6 mpg US) for both power variants with DSG and 6.7 l/100 km (35.1 mpg US) with the manual gearbox. This equates to CO2 figures of 154 and 157 grams.

The Seat Leon ST Cupra sports a similar styling kit to the Leon Cupra hatches that includes a revised front end with large air intakes, rear skirt with diffuser effect and the two oval end pipes. The alloy wheels are exclusive to the Cupra, while the red brake calipers and tinted side and rear windshields make it stand out from regular Leon ST models.

Inside, the Leon ST Cupra gets a sports steering wheel with shifting paddles for the optional DSG transmission, sports seats in black Alcantara finished with white stitching, as well as aluminum pedals and door sill plates.


Seat Confirms Compact and Small SUVs, Considers Large Crossover/MPV Too

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While Seat currently has no SUV in its lineup, the Spanish automaker has confirmed the launch of two crossovers within the next three years and possibly a third one later on.

New Leon X-Perience is Seat's Temporary Answer to its SUV Problem

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Until Seat gets its very own SUV – that will happen within the next two years, the Spaniards are relying on the new Leon X-Perience to satisfy European appetites for SUVs and crossovers.

Seat's New AWD Leon X-Perience from £24,385 in the UK

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We're used to seeing tall station wagons with FWD passed on as crossovers, but Seat's new Leon X-Perience not only has the looks, but also comes with standard AWD.

New Seat Leon CUPRA 280 Sub8 Performance Pack and Black and White-Line Editions

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There are plenty of goods coming from Seat and its hot Leon Cupra 280, as the Spanish carmaker released pricing for three new packages for the UK market.

SEAT Leon Cupra is a Serious Hot Hatch Contender, a Solid All-Rounder

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SEAT markets itself as the attainable side of sporty within the VW group family. All their cars may share underpinnings with VW models, but the specific tuning that’s been applied to them and the image that’s been created over time is slowly giving the brand its own character.

Sibling Rivalry: SEAT Leon Cupra vs. VW Golf R on Track

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A dry twisty track is not the ideal place to prove that the more powerful, four-wheel drive VW Golf R is faster than a lesser powered front-wheel drive SEAT Leon Cupra. In fact, it would prove the above statement completely false, as the Autocar video posted below illustrates.

Subaru, What Subaru? Meet Seat’s New Taller Leon X-Perience With Standard AWD

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What SEAT calls “the most beautiful estate car in its class,” the Leon ST, has just been made more enticing through the introduction of the X-Perience variant. While it’s ill-inspired name and the manufacturer’s lack of experience may drive you away, they shouldn’t, because this car is actually pretty good as it’s closely related to the capable Skoda Octavia Scout.

SEAT Says it Could Beat Renault Megane RS Nürburgring Record if Leon Cupra Loses Weight

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Renault move to retake the Nurburgring frong-wheel drive lap record has already prompted a reaction from SEAT whose Leon Cupra had not been holding the record for long.

Performance Bargains: First-Gen Skoda Octavia vRS and Seat Leon Cupra R

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Back around the turn of the millennium, in the days when Volkswagen was only giving its boring looking and soft to drive Mark IV Golf GTI a mere 148hp (150PS), Skoda and Seat (both established VW group members) were using the higher-spec version of the five-valve per cylinder 1.8-liter turbo they all shared (with the Audi TT); it made 177hp (180PS) and 207hp (210PS) respectively.

Renault Mégane RS Takes on Seat Leon Cupra 280 in EVO’s Latest Track Battle

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We all know that the Seat Leon Cupra 280 has snatched the Nürburgring lap record for front-wheel drive production vehicles from the Renault Mégane RS Trophy, but can it beat the French hot-hatch in a track battle? EVO thought it was time to find out the answer to this question and took both cars for a spin around the Bedford Autodrome. But first, some performance specs for both cars.

Seat UK Dealer Designs Leon Using Genuine Accessories

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Jennings Seat in Middlesbrough has won the first “Kings of Leon” competition, organized by Seat UK to see who could build the most striking Leon using the brand's genuine accessories.

Can the BMW M235i Beat the New Seat Leon Cupra in a Drag Race? Well, Duh…

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We usually try to hide the winner of performance videos in our titles and subsequent writings, but EVO magazine's latest online episode leaves us no choice due to the huge power gap between the two competitors, with the only excuse given being the similar power-to-weight ratios.