We have exclusive renders of the SEAT Leon that’s likely to be an advancement of the present car. It is among 6 brand-new models due within the next 18 months, following the successful launches of the Ateca, Ibiza and Arona.
Details about the 2019 SEAT Leon are currently a bit thin on the ground, however it’s likely that the styling will not be too different to the present car. At the front, the brand-new car will still have the sharp styling that sets the Leon apart from its Volkswagen Golf cousin, which shares the exact same parts. The top grille is likely to be larger and shallower, while the lower grille gets an angular design with sculpted air vents. Around the back, the wheel arches are expected to be broader and the full-LED brakelights slimmer. Stylish FR and Cupra models will feature larger exhaust pipes and more aggressive bumpers.
Like the styling, anticipate the interior to be very just like the present car. SEAT’s style will make the interior sportier than the Golf, however it ought to feel a lot more modern and intriguing than the car on-sale now. That said, a brand-new and better touchscreen infotainment system will take pride of location to assist the dashboard appearance uncluttered and elegant.
The 2019 Leon will be larger than the current car, suggesting it’ll have more leg and headroom– although the present model isn’t lacking in these departments. Boot area ought to likewise be improved over the 380 litres provided at the minute, and should have a more useful shape and less of a load lip to transport heavy items over.
The engine range will include 1.0 and 1.5-litre fuels pinched from the Golf line-up, along with a 1.6-litre diesel. The current 2.0-litre diesel is likely to stay– it has the most power of any Leon omitting the Cupra, and benefits hauling. It’s not likely that the 180hp 1.8-litre fuel will be used in 2019 since it hasn’t proven to be a popular option to this day.
Rather, there’ll be a plug-in hybrid version available from launch that’ll use the Golf GTE’s foundations, and in time there might be a mild-hybrid model with a 48V electrical system to make it possible for the engine to switch off when you’re drifting.
The brand-new 2019 SEAT Leon is expected in display rooms before summertime 2019, and will not stray too far from the costs of the present model. Entry-level cars will start from around ₤ 18,000, increasing to around ₤ 32,000 for a scorching Cupra range-topper.