NEW SEAT LEON: WORLD PREMIERE
2020 is finally here and with that comes the long-awaited New Seat Leon!! Last night the New SEAT Leon was unveiled at SEAT's headquarters in Martorell and the world watched on. Over the years the SEAT Leon has been a top seller, accumulating over 2 million global sales. The New Leon is expected to continue this legacy as the fourth in an epic series.
The new SEAT Leon promises greater efficiency and aims to set a new technological standard for the segment. The Leon will also disrupt other segments, as this will be the first SEAT to come in plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid options - it's going to be a real game-changer. Over the years the SEAT Leon has been a top seller, accumulating over 2 million global sales. The New Leon is expected to continue this legacy as the fourth in an epic series.
The first thing you notice when laying your eyes upon the new Leon is it's dashing good looks. The famous Leon look that we have come to love over the years is still there, but this is a different beast. A sleeker, more modern and smarter look has been developed through combining knowledge and ideas from SEAT's latest models, like the Ateca, Arona, and Tarraco which are all recognized industry-wide for their design. The front end of the new Leon has a new curvier look, similar to that of the Tarraco, but one of the most outstanding new design features is the tailgate which has changed shape and features a full width LED tail light! SEAT have named this feature "coast to coast" and say it accentuates the LEON's visible width. It looks great.
Seven colours are available on the New SEAT Leon, some of which have featured on previous models and some of which are new for the Leon. Two solid colours; Candy White and Pure Red and five metallic colours; Nevada White, Midnight Black, Desire Red, Mystery Blue and Magnetic Grey.
It's all change on the inside too, with a redesigned and improved cockpit which has a fully configurable full-LED wraparound ambient lighting system which showcases the character of the New Leon. The lighting wraps around the entire dashboard width and continues through the doors.
At the heart of the Leon’s infotainment system is the SEAT digital cockpit, which brings together a high-resolution 10.25-inch fully-customisable driver instrument cluster and infotainment system. The standard media system features an 8.25-inch screen with smartphone audio compatibility. The larger 10-inch screen navigation system (SE Dynamic upwards) offers online connectivity, 3D navigation, retina display capability, and natural voice control as well as gesture recognition to simplify user interaction.
Other features include Apple car play, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa integration and app connectivity.
Whats inside the engine? Well you can expect Four Turbocharged petrol engines (two with the option of 48V mild-hybrid technology). The petrol range begins with a 1.0 litre three-cylinder unit that produces 109bhp. It comes with a six speed manual gearbox or a DSG dual-clutch automatic. Also, there is a 1.5-litre four-cylinder motor available in 129bhp and 148bhp forms. The 187bhp 2.0-litre comes with a seven-speed DSG only. Meanwhile, a 2.0-litre diesel four-pot is offered in two states of tune: 114bhp and 148bhp.
The New SEAT Leon comes in six superb trims; SE, SE Dynamic, FR, FR Sport, Xcellence or Xcellence Lux and all will deliver a highly personal experience.
The app allows users to remotely access:
- Driving data of previous journeys and remaining range
- Parking position
- Lock and unlock the doors
- Set up speed alerts so you can be warned if someone using your vehicle is driving too fast
- Alert you if your vehicle has been stolen
- Activate the horn and turn signals to find the car more easily in a crowded car park
In plug-in hybrid variants the app can:
- Review and manage the charging process through the e-Manager
- Prepare the cabin for a journey by controlling the electronic air conditioning
- Manage departure times
Overall it's hard not to be excited you can expect a public debut in March, but until then it looks like we're going to have to wait in anticipation!