Not only is the SEAT Leon Cupra powered by a dual-injection 280PS TSI engine - the most powerful engine we’ve ever made, it looks incredible too.
While dynamic front air intakes keep the powerful Cupra engine cool, a honeycomb grille emblazoned with the Cupra logo makes it easily recognisable. Not to mention the striking full LED headlights and LED rear lights that come as standard. They’re both energy efficient and provide outstanding visibility.
And that’s just the front…stylish twin oval exhaust pipes and a rear diffuser give the Cupra a faster and more efficient cylinder clearance and the black roof spoiler maximises its aerodynamic performance.
The new Leon Cupra is packed with extraordinary technology.
The Dynamic Chassis Control system (DCC) sends signals to the dampers, adjusting suspension to suit road conditions for optimum performance.
The front mechanical differential lock controls grip for precision driving and is complemented by progressive steering to give the driver precise, yet relaxed steering, even at high speeds.
Change your driving experience with SEAT Drive Profile and enjoy touch-screen, colour satellite navigation with 3D map display in the Cupra 280.
Tune into the DAB digital radio, connect your iPod and listen to your favourite tunes through 8 speakers. Opt for our SEAT sound system, which includes 10 speakers and a boot-mounted subwoofer, for even better sound. Use voice control to make changing between functions even easier.
Everything's controlled via Easy Connect.
The optional Direct-Shift Gearbox (DSG) provides a reactive and smooth drive through every twist and turn in the road. DSG comes with handy shift paddles conveniently located on the steering wheel for a rapid and sporty response to the conditions of the road.
That's not all...
Light adapting headlights and rain-sensing wipers are responsive to the weather - so you can enjoy the journey more.
The new Leon Cupra has been kitted with lots of nifty tech to keep you and your passengers safe.
Airbags in the front and rear, including driver and passenger and side make sure you and your passengers are well protected.
When driving along, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) monitors your traction to prevent skidding and can easily be switched off when you want to take full control.
Keep the little ones secure and comfortable with our ISOFIX child-seat system, which is easy-to-use and very effective.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Front Assist is also optional. When cruise control is activated, ACC and Front Assist analyse the surrounding traffic to maintain a safe distance from the car in front.
Tyre pressure monitoring also comes in handy. It helps you save fuel, ensures optimum driving conditions and alerts the driver if there’s any preliminary damage to your tyres to avoid punctures and accidents.
If you are involved in a collision, your SEAT Leon Cupra will automatically apply the brakes to reduce the impact and help prevent any further damage or injury.
For even more peace of mind, you might want to opt for the Driver's Assist Pack. It includes Lane Assist, which monitors the white lines on the road and steers the vehicle back into its lane if it detects that the vehicle is unintentionally drifting. It also gives you High Beam Assist, which switches between high beam and low beam when detecting oncoming traffic.
Choose from three 2.0 litre engines - the 265PS with manual gearbox and the 280PS with either a manual or DSG-automatic 6-speed gearbox:
2.0 TSI 265PS
Manual gearbox only
With a maximum speed of 155mph, the 265PS can go from 0-62 in 5.9 seconds
With a combined fuel consumption of 42.8mpg
2.0 TSI 280PS
Available with a manual or DSG-auto gearbox
With a maximum speed of 155mph, the 280PS can go from 0-62 in 5.8 seconds for the manual and 5.7 seconds for the DSG-auto
With a combined fuel consumption of 44.1mpg for the DSG-auto and 42.8 for the manual and all five-door variants.
Emissions: 149/km for the DSG and 154g/km for all five-door variants.
What better place to test the astonishing power of the Leon Cupra 280 than one of the toughest tracks in the world? We took Cupra to the one and only Nürburgring, where it became the first front-wheel drive car to lap the impressive circuit in less than eight minutes, setting a new record and hot on the heels of some serious supercars.