At the end of last year it threw the Seat Leon 2017 market. It is not neither more nor less than a restyling of the third generation Seat León new bumper, fog lights, a major display on the dashboard, arrive to brake electric hand and some small detail. The top is the León Cupra, which increases its power to 300 HP, while below will be the 2.0 TDI 184 HP and petrol 1.8 TSI 180 HP, the latter only available in 3-door (SC) body.
Talk makes more than five years of a compact with front wheel drive and 300 HP or more was crazy thing, just showing these capabilities the third generation Ford Focus RS. Shortly afterwards came the Honda Civic Type R and makes just a few days the aforementioned Seat León Cupra. Seems that Seat does not conform with those 300 HP and, according to some statements, in some 8 months will see a Seat Leon Cupra R more dynamic.
Such statements come from Matthias Rabe, Vice President of r & d of the Spanish company, our British colleagues of Auto Express. “In seven or eight months you’ll see something interesting“. Rabe said that perhaps reaching the market as a limited edition model and, without a doubt, it would be a radical model. Says that “Cupra fundamental values must remain – it should be fun to drive, but something that you can use every day, because this is not a car that is bought by people who have five or six more car“.
On the other hand, Matthias Rabe also confirmed that the Seat Cupra Ateca has already been approved for production. Did not want to make statements about the benefits of this sporty SUV, which we hope goes on sale at the beginning of 2018. What is certain is that it will feature four wheel drive.
Finally, Rabe confirmed that at the moment mark the Spanish has in mind the production of a Seat Ibiza Cupra. Does not rule it out completely, but it thinks that this utility sports would be difficult to sell, since the selling price would rise considerably stood close to the of a Seat Leon of similar power.
Source – Auto Express