SEAT Unveils All-New Leon: PHEV Version Included
With a 13 kWh battery it will be able to go up to around 60 km (37.3 miles) in all-electric mode.
SEAT unveiled its all-new Leon model (the fourth generation), which besides the gasoline (TSI), diesel (TDI) and mild-hybrid (eTSI) powertrains, will be available as a plug-in hybrid (eHybrid).
The Spanish brand (part of the Volkswagen Group) invested some €1.1 billion to develop the new Leon – its best-selling model in 2019 (with 2.2 million sold cumulatively since 1999). It’s great to see that the company didn’t forget about a plug-in option.
We must admit that the car looks very attractive. It will be available in two versions: five-door hatchback and estate (combi), and six individual trims (SE, SE Dynamic, FR, FR Sport, Xcellence or Xcellence Lux). SEAT already accepts pre-orders, while production started in January 2020 (initially probably only ICE, we guess).
“The all-new SEAT Leon is the latest vehicle in this lineage – adding connectivity, electrified powertrains, automated safety systems – designed, developed and built at SEAT’s facilities in Martorell, Barcelona.
The hatch and Estate sector of the market is increasingly competitive, with new entrants and a move towards larger vehicles; however, the all-new SEAT Leon, with a strong design evolution, greater practicality, connectivity and efficient, electrified powertrains, meets the challenge.”
The powertrain seems to be borrowed from VW Group’s other models (MQB platform), like the Passat GTE (the 2nd model evolution) and Škoda Superb iV, as we see once again a 13.0 kWh battery pack.
In the case of Leon eHybrid, it should be enough to drive up to around 60 km (37.3 miles) in all-electric mode, although the precise WLTP rating was not included.
SEAT Leon eHybrid specs: