Tuesday, 7 January 2014

First Photos of Seat's All-New Leon Cupra 280PS Hot Hatches

Official images of Seat's new duet in Europe's competitive hot hatch segment, the Leon Cupra five-door and its three-door sibling, the Leon Cupra SC, have spilled online ahead of their world premiere at the 2014 Geneva motor show in March.

Both models feature the same aerodynamic kit, bespoke trim accents and big alloy wheels that give them a (subtly) more dynamic look than the regular editions, as well as a common 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four rated for 280PS or 276hp.

In the VW Group world, the output figure places the Leon Cupra between the VW 217hp (220PS) and 227hp (230PS) editions of the VW Golf GTI, and the Golf R and Audi S3, both of which come with a 296hp (300PS) 2.0L turbo.

Power will likely be channeled to the front wheels through a six-speed manual or an available DSG dual-clutch transmission and a mechanical limited-slip differential. As you'd expect, the Cupra models will also come with uprated suspension, brake and steering components to improve handling and feel.



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