The next gen version of the Leon Cupra has been released by SEAT and the brand is proud of their powerful hatchback that promises to deliver a cool 296 horsepower.
It is said to be the most powerful Cupra made yet and is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine on the inside. The powertrain is very similar to the ones found in most other Volkswagen cars including the Golf GTI, Golf R and the Skoda Octavia vRS. All these models are known for their brilliant performance and the new car from SEAT is no different.
The SEAT Leon Cupra 300 has much better torque as it now generates about 380Nm allowing the car to accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 5.9 seconds. There is a ST estate version of the model which is now equipped with a four-wheel drive system and has been aptly named the 4Drive. Upgraded features include the Haldex clutch and electronic locking differential which when combined with the enhanced traction offers amazing grip for the Leon Cupra ST.
The platform on which the ST edition is mounted was already used in the standard ST models as well as the X-Perience edition. The connectivity and passenger friendly features on the SEAT Leon Cupra 300 is the same as the original models. It includes a large 8-inch display to control the infotainment system.
With a revised front fascia, the car now sports a redesigned front bumper and grille design. Safety equipment available in the car includes traffic jam assist, adaptive cruise control and pedestrian warning. The official pricing of the car was not announced by the company but it is easy to say that it will be priced somewhere at the £29,000 range. While it will be the cost of the base model, the other editions will be priced much higher based on the additional components and features you opt for.
The upgraded and most powerful version of the Cupra will compete strongly with similar models in the market. It is expected to be designed to take down the Volkswagen Golf R estate and the Skoda Octavia vRS Estate with four-wheel drive setup. The car looks promising and may also lead to performance driven sub variants after the base model gets launched. It also has enough scope to bring in special editions that buyers may love to own to expand their car collection.