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Cupra Leon sizzling hatch now accessible with 148bhp and 187bhp engines

The Cupra Leon sizzling hatch is now accessible in two way more ‘heat’ settings. Quickly becoming a member of the vary will likely be a 148bhp 1.5-litre engine accessible with both a six-speed handbook gearbox or a seven-speed ‘DSG’ dual-clutch automated, and a DSG-only 2.0-litre producing 187bhp. Each are ‘TSI’-branded inline-four petrol items.

This now offers Cupra Leon consumers 5 powertrains to select from, factoring within the present 242bhp and 306bhp 2.0-litre pure petrol engines and the 1.4-litre-based plug-in hybrid model. Cupra notes that this brings its Leon vary into line with the Formentor SUV.

Nevertheless, not like that mannequin, which is unique to Cupra, the Leon will also be bought as a SEAT, and with the 148 and 187bhp petrol engines, giving potential consumers an fascinating – and presumably complicated – selection between the 2. 

This additionally means we are able to predict how fast the brand new Cupra Leon derivatives will likely be regardless of a scarcity of official figures at this level, by merely trying on the figures for the SEAT variations. We needs to be taking a look at 0-62mph in 8.7 seconds for the handbook 1.5-litre automotive, 8.5sec for the DSG 1.5, and seven.4sec for the two.0 litre. 

Cupra can be but to reveal costs for the newcomers, however for reference, a 1.5-litre SEAT Leon FR Sport at the moment begins from £28,840, whereas a 187bhp 2.0-litre SEAT Leon in the identical trim is £32,315. 

Cupra Leon sizzling hatch now accessible with 148bhp and 187bhp engines

Each of the recent Cupra Leons will go on sale in October 2022, accessible in V1 trim with commonplace gear highlights together with 18-inch black and silver alloy wheels, a 12-inch infotainment system, keyless go and adaptive cruise management.

Talking concerning the increasing Cupra Leon vary, the model’s vp for gross sales and advertising Kai Vogler stated: “The Cupra Leon is already a king on the street, however we’re at all times growing the car to maximise the providing for our clients, making it extra customisable and develop its gross sales targets.

“With the introduction of those engines, our ambition is to realize a giant success with the Cupra Leon, as now we have executed with the Formentor.”

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