Showing posts in the category of Seat Leon

Guy In Seat Leon Cupra 280 Chases Camouflaged Alfa Giulia QV On The 'Ring


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Chasing Alfas is like chasing girls: it’s not that hard when you’re experienced and have a good car.

Review Says Seat Leon Cupra 280 Is An Understated All-Rounder


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For about three months, the Seat Leon Cupra 280 has held the Nürburgring lap record for production front-wheel drive vehicles. That speaks volumes about the Spanish hot hatch’s dynamics.

Seat Will Supply Up To 4,000 Leon Vehicles To Italian Police [w/Video]


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Italian police forces have chosen Spanish carmaker Seat as the supplier of patrol cars. Seat has won the fleet contract to supply new Leon cars to the Polizia di Stato and the Carabinieri.

Spied: Seat Prepping Leon For A Mid-Cycle Facelift


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With three years on its back, Seat's Leon compact series is nearing that point in its life when a facelift is in order to perform some updates and keep it competitive against newer rivals.

Take That Audi RS4 Avant: Seat's Leon Cupra ST Is Now The Fastest Estate Around The 'Ring


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Does the Seat Leon Cupra ST come to mind when asked “which is the fastest series production estate on the Nurburgring”? Well, it should…

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.

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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.