The third generation SEAT Leon is a gamble for both Volkswagen and SEAT, a gamble that they can keep the Spanish carmaker alive amongst a shrinking market. We think their gamble is about to pay off, because the straight flush is about to get its ace and become royal.
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This is the new Leon Cupra, the third generation of this car, and the fourth hot model in the VW family to be built on this platform, after the Golf GTI/GTD, Audi S3 and Skoda Octavia vRS.
The new Leon Cupra has been spotted testing hard, like a hot hatch is supposed to. It appears to have the same electronic traction control system as the Golf GTI. We believe the Cupra will have exactly 260 PS and match the 350 Nm of both the 220 hp Golf and 300 hp Audi that have similar engines.
We also believe it will be quietly refined in style, unlike Cupra of old that looked like they'd been tuned. This one will be at home at a country club or taking your mother-in-law to the airport.
Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida. Full profile
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