Seat Leon, Audi A3, Škoda Octavia and VW Golf have something in common?
Right, they share a platform together. And yet every brand in the group tries to create its own flavor under the roof of the large Volkswagen house. Not always easy and the Premium A3 had a fairly easy time next to the VW Golf, the Octavia already had to score with clear added value in terms of space and rum economy. So only the Leon remained as a failure, as a black sheep on the track.
It was not yet really clear to the customer what the added value, the strength of the Seat Golf, lies in. It was probably not particularly helpful to bring the Leon onto the market as a misshapen sausage. Sportiness looks different. The successes in the WTCC didn't help either.
Everything different, but above all everything better, is what the third generation of the Seat Leon now wants to do.
Like all golf derivatives, the new Leon will of course also be based on the MQB platform, whereby MQB is more a modular system than a platform. The result is an extended wheelbase and a shortened body. This ensures crunchier dimensions with less overhangs. Even at first glance at the photos, this seems particularly successful.
As a member of the VW Group, the new Leon has almost unlimited combination options in the area of engine, transmission and assistance systems. A range of 1.2 liters and 102PS up to 1.8 liters and 184PS should currently be considered as set.
Prices? Still unknown. More on this and other details as soon as Seat is ready