Refresher for Seat Leon includes new powertrains

More than 100 km electrically

Seat Leon

After the refreshers for the Volkswagen Golf and certainly the Cupra Leon, it was a matter of time before the Seat Leon was also due. Now the time has come. The Seat Leon will receive new (plug-in hybrid) powertrains and an improved interior.

The division of roles at Cupra and Seat is clear, because Cupra recently had the honor of presenting its updated Leon, and now Seat is following suit. Moreover, the innovation at Seat is considerably less far-reaching. No completely new nose for the Seat Leon, no, only new (optional) LED headlights with matrix lighting. The interior also looks largely the same as before, but there are secretly more novelties here than on the exterior of the Seat Leon. There is the standard 10.4-inch and optional 12.9-inch new infotainment screen, a new 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and a 15W wireless charger for your phone.

When it comes to the drive, there is also a lot new for the Seat Leon, although we already know the technology from the updated Volkswagen Golf, among others. The Seat Leon is now also available with 1.5 TSIs. The entry-level is the 115 hp 1.5 TSI, followed by the 115 hp and 150 hp mild-hybrid versions (which always have a seven-speed DSG). At the top of the food chain is the 204 hp plug-in hybrid, which, like the Golf, should enable ‘more than 100 km’ of fully electric driving. Given the WLTP figures of the Golf, cautiously assume a range of about 120 km. The 19.7-kWh battery pack can be recharged with up to 50 kW on a fast charger and also with 11 kW on an AC charger. Dutch information and prices will follow.

– Thanks for information from Autoweek.nl

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