Seat has announced a mid-life update for the Leon, refreshing the powertrain lineup and adding new technology. The hatchback and wagon look the same from the outside, but it has now dropped the previously available 3-cylinder engine option and gained the VW Group's updated PHEV system.

The refreshed Seat Leon lineup includes several powertrain options. The 1.0 TSI three-cylinder engine has been discontinued, replaced by a detuned version of the 1.5 TSI as the Leon's entry-level powertrain option. A four-cylinder 1.5 TSI gasoline engine producing 115 hp and 220 Nm, paired with a six-speed manual transmission. A mild hybrid version, the 1.5 eTSI, offers power choices of either 115 hp or 150 hp, combined with a seven-speed DSG transmission.

The lineup also features a 2.0 TDI turbodiesel and an improved plug-in hybrid variant (PHEV), the 'eHybrid', which integrates a 1.5 TSI engine with an electric motor to deliver a combined output of 205 hp. It has a battery capacity of 19.7 kWh enabling more than 100 km driving range purely on electric power.

Technological enhancements in the Leon include a digital cockpit with a 10.25-inch instrument cluster. Standard models come with a new 10.4-inch infotainment display, with an option to upgrade to a larger 12.9-inch screen. Both displays come with illuminated sliders, just like the facelifted VW Golf. Additional optional upgrades for customers looking for more luxury and convenience include matrix LED graphics and a 15W wireless charging pad that keeps smartphones cool during charging.

Production of the upgraded Leon in five-door hatchback and wagon versions will start later this month at Seat's Martorell plant in Barcelona. Pricing will be announced in the near future.

Source: Seat

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Евгений Ушаков
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