New SEAT Leon hits the roads for the first time

The SEAT Leon has been spotted on the roads in around Barcelona ahead of its Spring arrival in the UK.

New SEAT Leon

The Leon is SEAT’s best-selling model (having overtaken the Ibiza a number of years ago), the fourth generation of which was launched in January and has totalled more than 2.25 million sales for the brand.

New SEAT Leon at the factory

“Although the all-new SEAT Leon is an evolution in our design language, it still presents itself as a bolder vehicle than the previous generation, keeping hold of the brand’s DNA and the representative attributes of a Leon. The exterior mixes the car’s key characteristics of confidence, elegance and sportiness.”

Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, Director of Design at SEAT
New SEAT Leon

The new exterior has enhanced aerodynamics, improving the drag coefficient by around eight per cent over the last model.

New SEAT Leon

At the front, the LED headlights are made up of 22 individual LEDs and illuminating to 900 lumens and have a narrower more aggressive shape than the outgoing model.

The new-generation car is available in petrol (TSI), diesel (TDI), mild-hybrid (eTSI) and plug-in hybrid (eHybrid).

New Leon Powertrains

SEAT will also expand its line-up of electrified vehicles with a plug-in hybrid electric version of the Leon. A 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine electric motor, 13kWh lithium-ion battery pack and six-speed DSG transmission combine to produce 150kW/204PS of power and is recharged via a 3.6kW AC inlet. The car can be fully charged from flat in less than 3.5 hours.

New SEAT Leon

We are looking to getting our first drive of the car in the UK after the launch in Spain had to be cancelled at the last minute due to the Coronavirus.

New SEAT Leon

Stay tuned.