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SEAT unveils third generation Leon

SEAT has unwrapped the next gen Leon hatchback. This is a first design revamped by SEAT and we might have to trace back to 2008 since the last bespoke design of the brand.

The new SEAT Leon will be unveiled officially during the auto show in Paris this September. The hatchback uses the modular transverse matrix orMQB platform of the Volkswagen that is already being used by the likes of the Audi A3. The platform will also be the foundation for the new VW Golf and the Skoda Octavia. Because of its new platform, the SEAT Leon will be about 85 kilos lighter compared to the current version.

The new Leon will also have different body styles in contrast with the previous releases. It will be marketed as a five-door, 3-door hatch and as an estate version. The configuration of the hatch is still a bit controversial as the parent company is still playing a strict mom role and is still not giving it a nod. Like the current model, it will also have the Cupra, FR, and Ecomotive versions.

The car manufacturer is trying to broaden its offerings with the addition of new petrol engines that give out 85 horses to 180 horses. There will also be four diesel engines that ranges from 90 hp for the base thru the top billing 184-hp 2.0 TDI. These engines will be paired with 5- or 6-speed manual gearbox or with 6- and 7-speed DSG transmission.

The cabin of the vehicles are also upgraded to cater more to the upmarket taste. The finish levels and specs are higher than the standards before with the use of Alcantara and leather for the upper end of the lineup.

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