SEAT has teased the next-generation LEON with a focus on its lighting.
The current generation was the first car to introduce full LED lighting in its segment back in 2012.
Firstly we can see the downlighting as seen first in the SEAT range on the Ateca which says “Hola!”, SEAT is obviously proud of its Spanish heritage here. We don’t expect this to be translated into each country’s language.
We can also see the new wheel design (on what is the FR model), and the side crease of some of the car. We can also see a familiar shaped wing mirror. (We have lightened the image from the video).
Next, we move to the interior. What is striking is the wrap-around design of the red lighting strip that runs the full length of the dashboard and down to the doors. Not shown as bright in the video, but you can also make out the lighting on the door panels themselves in a different design to that on the current-gen models.
SEAT have told us that the whole dashboard and the centre console is “floating” in design. We can’t quite make this out in the pictures, but lookout for this at the full car reveal.
Details to note on the all-new interior include the new infotainment system which features a large screen in the centre as well as information on the driver’s display. There is a new gear shift on this DSG model. The FR logo on the steering wheel and, the as to be expected, nicely bolstered seats from what we can see. (we have included the original and a lightened image below.)
Next, we get a clear close up of the new Headlight design which is similar to that found in the Tarraco as SEAT has evolved the shape of the LED lighting since it first arrived on the MK3 Leon. You can just make out the bonnet crease, due to its location, we expect to see one of these on either side, also very similar to the Tarraco.
Finally, we move to the rear where SEAT has chosen to give the most focus.
On startup, the rear light strip which stretches across the full width of the boot expands from the centre moving along both sides and wrapping down through the rear lights. This is a bit “knight rider” in style.
We can also see the new LEON lettering which has been changed to a handwritten style logo. We suspect this might divide fans a bit, but it is likely to try and portray “Spanish flair”.
As previously spotted, we see this is an FR from the logo in the familiar place.
We have lightened the final shot of the car at the end of the video and you can just make out the full shape.
The upper half of the car has a nice curved silhouette.
This has certainly given us a nice tease of what to expect with the car. Come back on the 28th of January when we will have full details and a breakdown of the car.
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