Seat Talks about a New Version of the Leon Exclusively for the UK
|   Tuesday, December 17, 2013
A four wheel drive version of the Seat Leon will be up for sale very soon in the European market. The new vehicle will feature four-wheel drive along with a right hand drive platform and will be designed exclusively for the UK. The news of the launch surfaced at the Shanghai Motor Show and was revealed by Matthias Rabe, Chief of R&D at Seat.

The Seat Leon ST Estate is scheduled to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September and this vehicle feature a limited four wheel drive for the first time.
The vehicle also features the Volkswagen Golf 4Motion technology and is expected to be available across showrooms before the end of this year. A rumored Seat Leon Cupra is expected to be unveiled soon and this vehicle could be powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine displacing 261 BHP.

Rob confirms that this vehicle is still in the pipeline although confirmation could take some time. However Seat is looking forward to building this vehicle as it is a practical choice and will attract the attention of the youngsters and sports enthusiasts alike. However, this vehicle should be confirmed before the end of 2013. The new version of the Seat Leon will be initially available in three and five door versions while the ST is expected to come out by year end.

The ST Estate will be competing against the Ford Fiesta ST Estate which is currently under consideration. An economic version of the Leon is also expected to be out in the market whose fuel efficiency figures could be as high as 88.3 MPG with CO2 emissions close to 85 g/km. This vehicle should compete in the market with the Volkswagen Golf Bluemotion which is expected to be launched later this summer.

Once Seat confirms all the vehicles in the Leon segment, the company could be moving forward with their long awaited SUV program. This is a long term project and Rabe is currently unwilling to comment on reports. Seat is looking forward to concrete ideas before spokespeople are free to comment on the topic.
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