We have unique renders of the SEAT Leon that’s most likely to be an advancement of the current car. It’s one of 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 most likely that the styling will not be too various to the existing 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 wider and shallower, while the lower grille gets an angular style with shaped air vents. Around the back, the wheel arches are anticipated to be broader and the full-LED brakelights slimmer. Stylish FR and Cupra models will feature bigger exhaust pipes and more aggressive bumpers.
Like the styling, anticipate the interior to be very just like the current car. SEAT’s style will make the interior sportier than the Golf, but it should feel a lot more modern-day and fascinating than the car on-sale now. That stated, a brand-new and improved touchscreen infotainment system will take pride of place to assist the control panel look uncluttered and elegant.
The 2019 Leon will be bigger than the current car, suggesting it’ll have more leg and headroom– although the existing model isn’t lacking in these departments. Boot area need to also be enhanced over the 380 litres used at the minute, and must have a more useful shape and less of a load lip to transport heavy products over.
The engine range will include 1.0 and 1.5-litre fuels pinched from the Golf line-up, as well as a 1.6-litre diesel. The existing 2.0-litre diesel is most likely to remain– it has the most power of any Leon omitting the Cupra, and benefits pulling. It’s not likely that the 180hp 1.8-litre petrol will be used in 2019 since it hasn’t proven to be a popular choice to this day.
Instead, there’ll be a plug-in hybrid variation offered from launch that’ll utilize the Golf GTE’s foundations, and in time there might be a mild-hybrid model with a 48V electrical system to allow the engine to switch off when you’re cruising.
The new 2019 SEAT Leon is anticipated in showrooms before summertime 2019, and will not wander off too far from the prices of the existing model. Entry-level cars will begin with around ₤ 18,000, increasing to around ₤ 32,000 for a scorching Cupra range-topper.