Seat has presented the fourth generation of the Leon, the sister model of the Volkswagen Golf and Skoda Octavia, in its Spanish home base Martorell. De Leon comes on the market in the second quarter of this year.
The new Seat Leon is 8.6 centimeters longer than its predecessor, while the wheelbase increased by 5 centimeters to 2.68 meters. The luggage space of the car measures 380 liters, the estate car can carry 617 liters.
De Leon is particularly recognizable at the rear, since the rear lights are now connected with an LED strip across the entire width of the vehicle. LED headlights are standard.
In addition, the Leon gets at its disposal such things as adaptive cruise control (which takes into account navigation and other GPS data and traffic signs), automatic emergency stop, active lane assistance including automatic lane change and sensors that give a warning when you want to open doors and there is traffic arrive.
The interior of the car is immediately recognizable as coming from the Volkswagen family. (Photo: Seat)
Soon also with plug-in hybrid drive
The engine range corresponds to that of the Golf and Octavia. That means that there are gasoline engines with 90 or 110 hp (1.0 TSI three-cylinder), 130 or 150 hp (1.5 TSI four-cylinder) or a 2.0 TSI with 190 hp and an automatic transmission with double clutch.
The 110 and 150 hp gasoline engines can be supplied with a mild hybrid system, while there will also be a version that runs on natural gas.
Diesel drivers have the choice of a 2.0 TDI engine, which delivers 115 or 150 hp depending on the chosen version. The least powerful has a manual gearbox, the stronger variant of the engine can also be connected to an automatic transmission.
Finally, there will be a plug-in hybrid, good for a system power of 204 hp. Thanks to a 13 kWh battery pack, the plug-in hybrid Leon can drive around 60 kilometers fully electrically.
The back of the Seat is easy to recognize in the dark. (Photo: Seat)
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