What is it?
This is the next generation MK4 CUPRA Leon, taking the reins from the MK3 SEAT Leon CUPRA that is our community’s most popular model.
This is the first ever CUPRA hybrid car, the DSG eHybrid with a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine, combined with an 85KW electric motor.
With a combined power output of 245 BHP, it’s down on power over the previous generation that topped out at 300 BHP (we’re not comparing with the 310 CUPRA R’s ST here).
This CUPRA Leon hybrid has a speed of 0-62 in 6.7 seconds (7 seconds for the ST) and a top speed of 140 MPH. The previous generation DSG Leon CUPRA had a 0-62 time of 5.7 seconds.
Thankfully, we will have engine power matched with the forthcoming 300HP (hatchback) and 310HP (4-drive ST) models on the way by April...