SEAT is a Spanish car brand that has made sporty models and is a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group. The Cupra is the flagship hot hatchback and estate from the SEAT range and has long been their best selling performance vehicle, strategically placed below the Golf R in price and performance the SEAT Leon Cupra is the perfect partner for a business or personal lease.
The Leon is a sporty hatchback or sports tourer, with a manufacturer tuned engine purely for performance, stiffens the suspension set up, lowers the ride height of the car, adds all of the driving aids and benefits as standard, you can trust that the Cupra is the best that SEAT can produce. The current Leon Cupra uses a 2.0-litre petrol engine producing 290 horsepower that is delivered to the front wheels through the 7-speed DSG gearbox. The Cupra's engine uses 4 cylinders in a line firing from front to back with a boosted turbo for increased airflow and pressure. The claimed 0 - 62 mph time is just 6 seconds with the hot hatch topping out at 155 mph. The performance combined with the sports styling gives the car a dominant road stance.
When you want something that will compete with a Golf GTI but isn’t as outlandish as a Focus RS or as Expensive as a Civic Type-R, the SEAT Leon Cupra is the quiet choice, although the interior isn’t as lavish as a Golf or Mercedes the price tag reflects this. The Cupra isn’t a cheap option, but it is a sensible one. Drivers get the same exhilaration from the Cupra with its sports style interior, its aggressive road stance and engine noise as well as the looks. Leasing a Cupra is the simple choice for the driver looking for a good looking car and is bored by the mundane Golf or an S3. You can change the specification of your Leon Cupra to blend with traffic or you can choose the Desire Red or Mystery Blue and make a statement.
The size of the Seat Leon Cupra hatchback is perfect for the engine size, weight with a stiffened body and suspension to support the handling which negates any oversteer. Top speed of the Cupra 290 and 290 Lux is limited to 155 mph while the 0 - 62 mph times are split by just 0.3 seconds with the standard pipping the Lux to the post. Both are available with Volkswagen Group’s DSG gearbox designed to deliver the power smoothly, assisting in both performance and everyday driving.
Along with additional rear space, the Sports Tourer variant is also only available as a 4Drive, SEATs four-wheel drive system. The car uses the same 2.0 petrol power plant producing 300 PS and using the 7-speed DSG automatic transmission.
Safety features that let the driver enjoy their experience include hill hold, collision mitigation braking, parking sensors and progressive power-assisted steering a unique feature for the Cupra is SEAT’s active kerb view adjustment passenger mirror that lets you see the kerb and avoid any unnecessary damage. Inside the Cupra, the black Alcantara seats have a grey accent stitching, with the Cupra name embossed. The flat bottomed steering wheel has multifunction for the cruise control, media and voice command with a copper Seat logo adorning the centre of the steering wheel. Additional cockpit technology includes the LCD digital cluster with central nav an 8” colour touchscreen infotainment that plays through the cars 8 speaks. All Cupra models come with the SEAT convenience and navigation pack from the factory. The Lux trim includes the advanced Multi-collision braking, adaptive cruise control, a more advanced steering response computer four USB ports instead of the typical two and full LED exterior lights.
Paint options available for the SEAT Leon Cupra 290 and Cupra 290 Lux range from Mediterranean Blue the only non-metallic option, while Mystery Blue, Desire Red and Magnetic Grey are the first choices of metallic paints Midnight Black has a unique shine with Nevada White being its polar opposite. Finally Urban Silver rounds out the full list of paint options currently available with a Leon Cupra. All paint options are a no-cost option on the flagship model, regardless of Lux trim.
One identifying feature of the SEAT Leon Cupra is the unique alloy wheels a set of 19” five-double spoke alloys simple named “Cupra Machined” are silver and gloss black with a copper SEAT logo centre. The rim dimensions are 235/35/R19 using a 91Y tyre from the factory.
As one of the most affordable hot hatchbacks available on the market today the SEAT Leon Cupra has set itself against some of the biggest competition in the automotive world including the Peugeot 308 GTI, Polo GTI and Ford Fiesta ST with the VW Golf GTI and Golf R being considered as well.
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