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2021 SEAT Leon FR Shows Its Sexy Behind, Face Will Probably Still Be Dull

Not long is left until the fourth generation of SEAT’s best-selling model, the Leon, is revealed. The car’s premiere is scheduled for January 28, and the Spanish are already hard at work building the hype around the newcomer.
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In mid-December, the carmaker showed a first glimpse of the car’s interior and a few unrevealing images of its exterior look. And this week we got to see the rear end of the car in greater detail, thanks to the close-up made public on Tuesday (January 14).

Traditionally, the thing that set the Leon apart from other hatchbacks on the European market was its front end. The car’s rather small signature radiator grille, enclosed inside the hood, was the defining trait of the car, and an attractive one, up until 2012, when the Volkswagen Group changed it to something more conventional and uglier.

For the new generation that is about to be launched, SEAT says it is the rear that matter the most. It is there where “the appearance of speed” is to be seen, thanks to the coast-to-coast LED lights and the more sculpted lines.

We are promised changes at the front as well, although it is unlikely we’ll be thrown back to the pre-2012 era.

“The all-new SEAT Leon has been designed by our team with the courage of simplicity and executed with strength and determination. Simplicity because at SEAT, we believe that most things can be said with just a few lines,” said Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, Director of Design at SEAT.” said in a statement Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, Director of Design at SEAT.

“Determination and strength because those are some of the attributes that make our cars recognizable and seducing at first glance.”

As do all cars regardless of segment these days, the new Leon will be bigger in both hatchback and Sportstourer configurations. We’re also to expect it to be the “brand’s safest, most connected vehicle,” and use some type of electrification as part of its powertrain lineup.

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