Showing posts in the category of Seat Leon

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.

AE Stages Fratricidal Duel Between VW Golf R and Seat Leon Cupra 280


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The Seat Leon Cupra 280 may have set the Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record for production front-wheel drive cars, but it isn’t the most powerful hot-hatch in VW Group’s stable. The VW Golf R and Audi S3 share that honor, with 300PS (296hp) each from a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

Seat Sharpens Leon’s Looks in the UK with a Sports Styling Kit


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Seat has announced a Sports Styling Kit for the new Leon in the UK, styled by the carmaker’s design center in Martorell, Spain. Available from any Seat dealership as a retrofit option, the Leon Sports Styling Kit can be fitted on the five-door Leon and three-door Leon SC, but not on the Leon ST wagon.

Seat Leon Cupra 280 is the Fastest Production FWD Car on the 'Ring, Beats CTS-V and M3 E92!


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Whereas Honda is making promises about building the most extreme series-production front-wheel drive car with the fastest time around the Nürburgring track (we're talking about next year's Civic Type R), Seat quietly and without the need of any dramatic aero kits set the record straight by obliterating the Renault Megane RS Trophy's time of 8:07.97, standing from 2011.

Seat Leon Cupra 280 Sets New 'Ring Record for FWD Production Cars with 7m58.44s


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They didn’t tease it for nothing; Seat’s new Leon Cupra 280 has set a new Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record for front-wheel drive production cars with a time of 7m58.44s. That’s almost 10 seconds faster than the previous record for FWD production cars, set by the Renault Megane RS Trophy in 2011 (8m07.97s).

Seat Counts the...Nürburgring's Trees in New Leon Cupra Video


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Seat released a second teaser video of its new Leon Cupra’s Nürburgring lap, but instead of offering us a clue regarding the time set by its newest hot hatch, the carmaker had a more playful approach.

AE Drives New Seat Leon Cupra, Says it's a Performance Bargain Over the Golf GTI


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Although it shares the platform with the seventh-generation VW Golf GTI, the new Seat Leon Cupra features considerably more power and gets standard features like the front limited slip differential and adaptive dampers that are optional on the German car.

Seat Details the New Leon Cupra, Teases Nürburgring Lap Video [+42 Photos]


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We’ve already seen the first photos of the new Leon Cupra, which for the first time, is available in two flavors: the standard Cupra with 262 hp (265PS) and the Cupra 280 with 276 hp (280PS). Furthermore, it will be offered in two body styles: the five-door and the three-door SC (Sport Coupé). 

New Seat Leon ST Gains 4Drive AWD Versions, Available Only with Diesel Engines


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The new Seat Leon ST is now available in "4Drive" all-wheel-drive versions. Making its debut at the Vienna Auto Show (January 16-19), the Seat Leon ST 4Drive is offered with two diesel engines: a 104hp/105PS 1.6-liter and a 148hp/150PS 2.0-liter.

New Leon Cupra is Most Powerful Seat Ever with Up to 276HP [w/Video]


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Following yesterday’s leaked photos, Seat released official details of the new top model of the Leon range, the Leon Cupra, which is available in two flavors, one with 262hp (265PS) and the other with 276hp (280PS).