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Here’s What Seat’s Leon Cupra R Can Do In The Hands Of A Racing Driver 15
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Seat, Seat Leon, Seat Leon Cupra, Seat Videos, video on 12 15th, 2017


No chit-chat, no reference whatsoever about details such as the rear bench or storage spaces – just 4min and 11sec of Seat Leon Cupra R pure driving pleasure.

The clip posted by L’argus shows the Spanish hot hatch being pushed hard on a closed course with professional racing driver Jordi Gene behind the wheel.

The Cupra R is limited to just 799 units and is the brand’s most powerful road-legal vehicle ever. It is powered by a 2.0-liter TSI engine that’s shared with the Volkswagen Golf R, with an output of 310PS (306hp) in the manual transmission versions and 10PS (10hp) less in the six-speed DSG-equipped ones.

In both case, power is transmitted solely to the front wheels and Seat’s hot hatch will hit 100km/h (62mph) in 5.8 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited at 250km/h (155mph).

Exclusive carbon fiber details and some special colors set it apart from its lesser siblings on the outside, whereas its interior is covered in Alcantara and sports some copper and carbon fiber accents as well.

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Can Seat’s Facelifted Leon Cupra Keep Up With The Best? 5
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in reviews, Seat, Seat Leon Cupra, Seat Videos, video on 11 5th, 2017


That’s a tough one to answer considering that it falls in the same pit as the Honda Civic Type R and Ford Focus RS, but it might very well be a smart choice.

For starters, the facelifted Seat Leon Cupra is based on the Volkswagen Golf R. It comes with a toned down exterior that could allow it to fly under the radar, and things don’t look that sporty inside either.

In fact, the only changes in the cabin compared to the previous model is the introduction of a new infotainment system, with a larger display, and the removal of the traditional handbrake, which is now electronic.

Seat offers 3 versions of the car – 3-door and 5-door hatchbacks, and a more practical and roomier estate, with the latter adding all-wheel drive. All of them are nicely equipped and share the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that makes 300PS (296hp) and 380Nm (280lb-ft) of torque, mated to either a manual or a DSG automatic dual-clutch gearbox, which is apparently sublime.

And while it doesn’t stand out over its rivals until now, wait until you hit the road, because the ‘new’ Seat Leon Cupra doesn’t just love straight-line acceleration, as it’s a huge fan of bends too. Handling and grip are said to be superb, according to CarBuyer’s latest review, and in comfort mode, the ride is close to perfection, thanks to the standard adaptive suspension.

So, there you have it, the Spanish proposal is a mature hot hatch with a discreet design and the necessary know-how beneath the updated sheet metal, but is this enough to make you want it over some of its more established rivals?

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New Seat Arona Review Is Filled With Positive Notes 28
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, reviews, Seat, Seat Arona, Seat Videos, video on 10 28th, 2017


Under the guidance of the Volkswagen Group, Seat has come up with two SUVs, the Ateca and Arona, while a third one is currently under development.
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New Seat Arona Review Is Filled With Positive Notes 28
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, reviews, Seat, Seat Arona, Seat Videos, video on 10 28th, 2017


Under the guidance of the Volkswagen Group, Seat has come up with two SUVs, the Ateca and Arona, while a third one is currently under development.
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Watch VW Group’s Frankfurt Motor Show Preview Night Here At 1PM EST 11
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in audi, Audi Videos, Bentley, Bentley Videos, Electric Vehicles, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Live Events, porsche, Porsche Videos, Seat, Seat Videos, Skoda, Skoda Videos, video, VW, VW Polo, VW T-Roc, VW Videos on 09 11th, 2017


VW Group is holding a pre-Frankfurt event where we’ll get the chance to see the company’s newest models live for the first time.
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500HP Seat Leon Cupra 1M Is ‘Auto Emocion’ At Its Finest 9
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Seat, Seat Leon Cupra, Seat Videos, tuning, video on 08 9th, 2017


This first-gen Seat Leon Cupra is a boy-racer's dream, not only because it still looks good, but also because of its performance credentials.
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VW Golf R VI Meets Older Seat Leon Cupra R On The Track 5
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Fifth Gear, Seat, Seat Leon Cupra, Seat Videos, video, VW, VW Golf R, VW Videos on 08 5th, 2017


By the time you'll watch this video, it won't exactly be 'Throwback Thursday' anymore, but still, Fifth Gear have pulled out an older film that pits two previous-gen hot hatches against each other.
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350HP Seat Arosa Gives Supercars A Run For Their Money On The Nurburgring 28
Jul
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Nurburgring, Seat, Seat Videos, video on 07 28th, 2017


Remember the Seat Arosa? No? That's okay, because we'll remind you that this was the Spanish brand's version of the Volkswagen Lupo.
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2017 Seat Leon Cupra With 300 Horses Is Loads Of Fun 27
Jul
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Seat, Seat Leon Cupra, Seat Videos, video on 07 27th, 2017


Hot hatch fans, gather around, have a seat, and get your popcorn ready, because you're about to watch the 2017 Seat Leon Cupra being punished out in the open.
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Peugeot 3008 vs Toyota C-HR vs Seat Ateca: Which Is The Best Compact SUV? 16
Jul
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in PEUGEOT, Peugeot 3008, Peugeot Videos, Seat, Seat Ateca, Seat Videos, TOYOTA, Toyota C-HR, Toyota Videos, video on 07 16th, 2017


We all know that compact SUVs are Europe’s favorite cars for the past couple of years and the trend shows no intention of leaving us anytime soon, so it’s no wonder that companies like Peugeot, Seat and Toyota have joined the game.
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2017 Seat Leon Ticks Most Of The Right Boxes, Says WhatCar 4
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, reviews, Seat, Seat Leon, Seat Videos, video on 06 4th, 2017


The Seat Leon has always been a somewhat sportier and more affordable alternative to the Volkswagen Golf, with which it shares most of its features, but is the facelifted model worth looking into?
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Seat Leon X-Perience Proves Its Toughness In The Sahara Desert 2
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Seat, Seat Leon, Seat Videos, video on 06 2nd, 2017


Launched some three years ago, when the Ateca was still a mere drawing, the Seat Leon X-Perience should have been the brand's temporary answer to their SUV problem.
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Help Seat Name Their Upcoming 7-Seat SUV [w/Video] 1
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Reports, Seat, Seat Videos, video on 06 1st, 2017


Just like its sister-brand Skoda, which went all the way to Alaska to come up with names for the Kodiaq and Karoq, Seat is now asking the public to help them christen a new SUV.
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Seat Restores 600 Convertible As The City Car Turns 60 16
May
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Classics, Reports, Seat, Seat Videos, video on 05 16th, 2017


The modern day Fiat 500 has its roots deeply buried into the 600, but few remember that Seat used to produce its own version of the vehicle, under license by the Italian automaker.
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Seat Ateca Cupra Looks Ready For Its Global Premiere 9
May
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Scoops, Seat, Seat Ateca, Seat Scoops, Seat Videos, video on 05 9th, 2017


Some six months have passed since the Seat Ateca Cupra was scooped completely undisguised, but the Spanish brand has yet to reveal it to the public.
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