Let’s get this out of the way first
Our lucky readers in Europe are in for a treat with this car, it’s stunning, super-fast, and is simply the most desirable car ever made by SEAT and CUPRA as far as we’re concerned.
Yet our UK readers will be miffed that at this point in time, there are no plans to bring this to the UK in right-hand drive.
When we heard this car was being made in “limited numbers” a few weeks ago and not coming to the UK, we expected “limited numbers” to mean 500 or so. Not the 7,000 that has been announced. That’s not particularly limited.
This then begs the question: Why could SEAT make 799 MK3 Leon CUPRA R’s in total, and still manage to make 24 specifically in right hand drive for the UK?
With the VZ5 being produced in much greater volumes, using the same ratio as a guide CUPRA should easily be able to make 210 right hand drive VZ5s for the UK. We really hope...