Syphon

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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...


[url=https://www.seatcupra.net/2020/11/14/2021-cupra-leon-245ps-ehybrid-review/]Continue reading...
 

martin j.

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So this being supplied with the 1.4 non kangaroo engine? Not bad looking but battleship grey not for me.
 

GordonMcC

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good points - Decent paddle shifters, decent seats, Cupra button

bad - the wheels are horrendous, its sitting on stilts, the plastics are worse than ever, needs larger spoiler

I'm sure it will all be sorted for the petrol models but as a teaser into the full Cupra model, it is pretty bad. I have moved onto an Ateca now but I had the new Cupra 290 for almost 2 years and it was a great car with decent quality but the new model (aswell as Golf and A3) have definitely went backwards when it comes to interior quality.
 

Seriously?

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Hang on; "chrome details", "copper details", "black and silver wheels", "petrol blue Nappa seats"............:sick:🤮
 

Seriously?

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Just as well no-one buys 'off-plan'. You'd be mightily disappointed when you saw the real thing. They maybe should have added the remark "Artist's impression - may not reflect the actual product delivered":cautious:

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Syphon

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Uploaded the brochure.

A couple of key points I've spotted:

1. CUPRA driving mode button and start button not on the steering wheel - this means faffing with the touch screen to change mode - I'm hoping we'll see these in the Petrol versions but I've asked why not (these were on the review car)
2. DSG Petrol ST 310 - no flappy paddles - hatch only
 
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There seems to be a lot of different options that aren't in the configurator. These wheels are shown on the product page but aren't available to choose. If you look at the Spanish configurator they are available as a €980 option and the steering wheel with the start and mode buttons is a €710 option. I'm hoping these will be available for the petrol version in the UK. I really don't understand why they wouldn't put the flappy paddles in the ST 310. It just seems like an arbitrary decision.

https://www.cupraofficial.co.uk/content/dam/countries/gb/cupra-website/cars/leon/overview/parallax-gallery-component-bold-daring-design/x-large/cupra-leon-parallax-gallery-square-033-1574x1180.jpg
 

Syphon

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I'm hoping those wheels will be standard on the petrol models - the bronze versions were on the original press photos, charging extra for the start mode buttons next?! they were supposed to be standard :(

Hopefully the buttons will be standard on UK spec petrol models.
 

black_sheep

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As per @Seriously? there has been a serious lack of attention to detail here in my opinion.

Why go all out on the copper accents (highlighting the faux exhaust trim!), then have black/silver wheels, aluminium pedals, aluminium door sill trims? But the worst... copper trim around vents on dash, but chrome around the DSG centre console.
 
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