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New Seat Leon Reportedly On Track For A 2019 Launch 26
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Electric Vehicles, PHEV, Reports, Seat, Seat Ateca, Seat Leon, Seat Leon Cupra, Seat Mii on 11 26th, 2017

Seat is readying the fourth-generation of the Leon, which is expected to arrive within the next 18 months, or approximately 7 years after the current iteration was introduced.

Talking to AutoExpress, Matthias Rabe, the brand’s board member for R&D, explained that the new compact car is part of Seat’s most extensive push in their history, which includes several new or heavily updated vehicles.

“It’s our biggest push ever. We’ve had the Ateca, now Arona, the renewal of Ibiza, the facelifted Leon. But it’s only now that we really accelerate; over the next three years, we’ll see six or seven new models, and most of them will be totally new”, Rabe said, referring to the new-gen Leon and upcoming 3-row SUV, among others.

The 2020 Seat Leon will go down the evolutionary route in terms of styling, according to Rabe, who added that it will be instantly recognizable as a Leon,while sharing a few design elements with some of the latest vehicles currently made by the Spanish car manufacturer.

While it will sport a redesigned bodywork, beneath the skin, the next-gen Leon is expected to maintain the MQB architecture, albeit with a slight improvement in the wheelbase, which is expected to gain a few mm for improved legroom on the rear seat.

The engine lineup will probably include the 1.0 and 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol units along with a 1.6-liter diesel, while the 48V mild hybrid technology that will debut on the next-gen VW Golf could be part of the offerings as well along with a rumored PHEV.

In other related news, Seat’s electrification push will eventually give birth to their first EV, likely based on the Mii. The eMii is believed to debut in 2019, followed by their second electric car, which will share its MEB architecture with the Volkswagen I.D. hatch and other zero-emission cars that are planned by the Group.

Next spring, however, Seat are believed to expand their Cupra lineup, which, in Rabe’s own words, “is not just limited to the Leon”, so we could finally see a hot Ateca on the road.

Note: Third-gen Seat Leon pictured


Seat Ateca SUV Graduates From The DFA Tuning School 30
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Seat, Seat Ateca, tuning on 09 30th, 2017

Have you ever looked at the Seat Ateca thinking that it needs a few aftermarket bits and pieces to become more attractive? No? Well, DF Automotive has.
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New Leon Cupra R Is Seat’s Most Powerful Road Car Ever 4
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Amazon, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, new cars, Reports, Seat, Seat Arona, Seat Ateca, Seat Leon, Seat Leon Cupra, Seat-Ibiza on 09 4th, 2017

After months of speculation, Seat has officially unveiled the new Leon Cupra R, ahead of its public premiere set for the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
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SEAT Trademarks Cupra As A Hot Sub-Brand, Plans New Models 11
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Reports, Seat, Seat Ateca, Seat Leon Cupra on 08 11th, 2017

Seat is looking to mimic the likes of Audi Sport, BMW M Performance, and Mercedes-AMG with an entirely new sub-brand named Cupra.
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Peugeot 3008 vs Toyota C-HR vs Seat Ateca: Which Is The Best Compact SUV? 16
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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Seat Plans To Introduce Six New Models By 2020 30
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Electric Vehicles, Reports, Seat, Seat Arona, Seat Ateca, Seat Leon, SUV on 06 30th, 2017

After posting their best ever year in 2016, with over 400,000 cars sold globally and recording operating profits of €143 million ($160 million), Seat is now planning to launch multiple new models.
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New Seat Ateca FR Starts At £24,960, First UK Deliveries In October 13
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in new cars, prices, Seat, Seat Ateca, UK on 05 13th, 2017

British customers will be able to order Seat's sporty Ateca FR starting July 3rd, with £24,960 OTR landing you the FR 1.4 Eco TSI model.
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Seat Ateca Cupra Looks Ready For Its Global Premiere 9
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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Seat Ateca Becomes Sportier With The Launch Of The FR, Gains New 2.0L Engine 4
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, Seat, Seat Ateca on 04 4th, 2017

Seat have expanded the Ateca range with the addition of the new and sporty FR.
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Seat’s Hotter Leon Cupra R Is Just Months Away 15
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Reports, Seat, Seat Ateca, Seat Leon Cupra, Seat-Ibiza on 02 15th, 2017

Rumors about Seat working on a more extreme version of the Leon Cupra have reportedly been confirmed, with the Spanish brand to reveal a Cupra R within the next 8 months.
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Euro NCAP’s 2016 ‘Best In Class’ Cars Announced 15
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Electric Vehicles, EuroNCAP, Hybrids, Hyundai, hyundai ioniq, mercedes, Mercedes E-Class, NCAP, new cars, PHEV, Reports, Seat, Seat Ateca, SUV, TOYOTA, Toyota Prius, VW, VW Tiguan on 12 15th, 2016

After having tested 18 new passenger cars and 4 heavy quadricycles in 2016, the European New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) has announced some of the year's highlights.
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JE Design Launches Tuning Program For The Seat Ateca 6
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in JE-Design, Seat, Seat Ateca, SUV, tuning on 12 6th, 2016

German tuner JE Design has expanded its range of Seat conversions by creating their first individualization program for the Ateca SUV.
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Hot Seat Ateca Cupra Spotted On Public Roads Completely Undisguised 20
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Scoops, Seat, Seat Ateca, Seat Scoops on 11 20th, 2016

The performance-oriented, range-topping version of the Seat Ateca has been spotted on public roads in what is virtually production-ready guise.
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Seat Ateca Concept Helps Drivers Locate Free Parking Spaces 18
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Seat, Seat Ateca, Seat Concepts, Seat Videos, Tech, video on 11 18th, 2016

Searching for a free parking space has never been easier than with a Seat Ateca study equipped with Smart City Connectivity.
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Ateca Cupra Spied During Seat Event? 19
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in Reports, Scoops, Seat, Seat Ateca, Seat Scoops on 10 19th, 2016

While Seat has yet to confirm the existence of a high-performance Ateca, the car may have been spotted hiding in plain sight at the unveiling of the facelifted Leon in Barcelona.
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