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Stunning New Seat Leon Official Pictures Leaked!

Meet the genuinely stunning new SEAT Leon! First off, we want to say that we’re extremely surprised that this renderer was so accurate - it even got the two side creases exactly right. Aside from the renderer, another picture of it was leaked onto the web yesterday, showing its rear end. Now though, a Russian site seems to have given everybody access to seeing the new Leon without asking any questions.
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So, what’s do we say? Well, in short, we love it! When SEAT first revealed the ultra-bland Skoda Rapid Toledo, we were worried that the blandness would also find its way into the Leon, and it would end up being nothing more than just another Golf with a different badge. Thankfully, though, it isn’t!

It does take SEAT’s new design language on the right track and if their future offerings are anything like this, then SEAT could become a much more mainstream brand than it already is. There are so many lovely details that we like on this new Leon, including the funky mirrors, the shape of the headlights, the many creases scattered around its body, the low stance and the swooping roofline (which will undoubtedly compromise rear headroom - but who cares about that?)

The interior is an even bigger step forward over its predecessor, featuring one of the best-looking VW-group interiors we’ve ever laid eyes on, especially the FR model’s interior which features red stitching wherever possible, as well as an excellent-looking flat-bottomed steering wheel. Honestly, we are most pleased about the interior’s lack of evident VW roots - it looks like something completely different to what they’ve done so far and we say it even looks better (design-wise) than the interior of some much more expensive Audis.

Underpinning this very promising new Leon is VW’s all-new MQB platform, which currently only underpins the new Audi A3. It will, however, end up as the basis for many of the group’s upcoming products, including the seventh generation Golf - a car which will be hard pressed to match and beat the Leon for style, and in fact, we’re sure it won’t!
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