Seat is preparing the fourth generation Leon.
It is expected to go on sale in the next 18 months, or about 7 years after the introduction of the current iteration.
Member of the Board of Directors for marketing of the company Matthias Rabe explained that the new compact car is part of the very extensive push Seat in its history, which includes several new or heavily revamped vehicles.
“This is our biggest push ever. We had Ateca, now Arona, the updated Ibiza and Leon. But only now are we really accelerated, and over the next three years we will see six or seven new models, and most of them will be completely new,” said the Servant, referring to the new Leon and the upcoming 3-row SUV, among others.
According to Rabe, “Seat Leon 2020” will go on the evolutionary path, according to Rabe, who adds that it will be immediately recognizable as “Leon”, sharing some design elements with some of the latest cars, currently produced by the Spanish car manufacturer.
While it will be sporting a redesigned exterior, under the hood, it is expected that the new Leon will retain the MQB architecture, though with a slight improvement in wheelbase, and is expected to reach a few mm for better legroom in the back seat.
The engine lineup likely will include a 1.0 and a 1.5-liter gasoline units, turbocharged and 1.6-litre diesel, while the 48V hybrid technology, which will be first shown on the VW Golf next generation, can be part of the proposals, including the hybrid version.
In other related news, in attempts electrification Seat company, in the end, give birth to their first electric vehicle, probably based on a Mii. It is believed that eMii debuts in 2019, and then their second electric car, which will share its architecture with the Volkswagen MEB I. D. and other vehicles with zero emissions, which are planned by the Group.
However, the following spring Seat, believed to be expanding its range Cupra, which, according to Rabe, “is not limited only Leon”.
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