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New 2021 Cupra Leon: prices and specifications

The Cupra Leon scorching hatchback is on sale in the United kingdom now. Costs start from £31,555 for the entry-stage model, which is far more than £2,000 less expensive than the Volkswagen Golfing GTI with which it shares its mechanical make-up.

The least expensive Cupra Leon is run by a turbocharged 2.-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, generating 242bhp and 370Nm of torque for a claimed -62mph time of 6.4 seconds and an electronically restricted prime velocity of 155mph.

On the other hand, in which the Volkswagen Golfing GTI comes as typical with a six-velocity handbook gearbox, the Cupra Leon is only readily available with a 7-velocity twin-clutch computerized.

Opt for the 242bhp 2. TSI and there is a alternative of two trim-stages, called VZ1 and VZ2. The most affordable model comes with eighteen-inch alloy wheels, an aggressive overall body package, a twin-exit exhaust, black brake calipers and Cupra’s trademark copper-colored trim highlights.

Inside of, there is a pair of athletics seats, a flat-bottomed leather-based steering wheel, three-zone climate management, illuminated treadplates and a customisable ambient lights system. Purchasers also get a twelve.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a ten-inch infotainment system, with a rear-view camera.

VZ2 types feature tools upgrades that consist of 19-inch alloy wheels and adaptive dampers, which can be customised applying Cupra’s Dynamic Chassis Management system by means of the infotainment display screen. Costs start from £32,790.

Cupra is also giving the Leon with its e-Hybrid plug-in powertrain. It is priced from £35,205 and is run by a turbocharged one.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, and a 13kWh battery that feeds an electric motor. Combined, the system has an output of 242bhp and 400Nm of torque.

Drive goes through a six-velocity computerized gearbox to the entrance wheels, but even with the PHEV’s added torque, the added body weight also suggests that the -62mph time drops to 6.7 seconds. Prime velocity stands at 140mph. 

A lot more importantly, the engine will return up to 217.3mpg on the WLTP cycle, with emissions as minimal as 30g/km of CO2. The Cupra Leon e-Hybrid’s battery pack also will allow for up to 32 miles of electric-only travel. When related to a wallbox charger, the unit will recover a full cost in close to four hours.

The quickest model in the Cupra Leon hatchback’s line-up is the 2. TSI 300. It is run by the very same turbocharged 2.-litre four-cylinder petrol engine as the Golfing GTI Clubsport, which produces 296bhp and 400Nm of torque. Like itsVW cousin, the Leon is entrance-wheel travel and only readily available with a 7-velocity twin-clutch computerized gearbox.

Cupra claims the 296bhp unit presents the Leon a -62mph time of 5.7 seconds and a restricted prime velocity of 155mph. The engine also features decent performance specified its performance figures, with the model claiming up to 37.2mpg with CO2 emissions of 171g/km. Costs start from £35,125 for the 2. TSI 300 VZ2.

Purchasers can pay back an added £1,635 to have the 296bhp vehicle in Cupra’s flagship VZ3 specification. The added income brings a number of tools upgrades, this sort of as a unique set of 19-inch alloys, heated leather-based seats, a heated steering wheel, an electrically adjustable driver’s seat and a wireless smartphone charger.

Cupra’s VZ3 trim is also readily available on the PHEV Leon e-Hybrid, priced from £36,840. Both equally automobiles can be specified with a pair of optional extras, far too, this sort of as petrol blue Nappa leather-based upholstery, a panoramic roof and a alternative of 7 paint finishes.

For those people immediately after a small far more performance, Cupra also features a far more potent edition of its 2.-litre four-cylinder petrol engine on the Leon Estate. Here, the unit has 306bhp and, many thanks in aspect to the addition of four-wheel travel, it’ll propel the vehicle from -62mph in 4.8 seconds. Costs start from £40,535.

New 2021 Cupra Leon: design and style and interior

The new Cupra Leon was made, engineered and assembled at the firm’s purpose designed facility in Martorell around Barcelona. It will confront rivals like the Hyundai i30 N and Ford Emphasis ST, as effectively as levels of competition from in the Volkswagen Group, including the Skoda Octavia vRS and Volkswagen Golfing GTI.

From the outside, the Cupra Leon absolutely athletics a far more menacing search than its SEAT relative – and not just due to the fact of the two unique matte paint finishes readily available. The entrance bumper has a massive open air dam, in addition a new copper-colored brand on its grille.

There’s a distinctive full-width rear gentle bar on both equally the 5-door hatchback and estate types, which is complemented by a rear bumper that houses a pair of copper-trimmed tailpipes and a deep rear diffuser. According to Cupra, the variations also enhance the Leon’s aerodynamic performance, with this newest model giving eight for every cent far more aerodynamic performance than the former edition.

The car’s journey top has been dropped by 25mm at the entrance and 20mm at the rear in excess of the typical SEAT Leon, when an adaptive damping system can change the amount of suspension response centered on the car’s driving manner.

There’s a new electric electricity steering system, far too, which Cupra claims is its “most progressive still,” and Brembo has supplied a greater set of 370mm disc brakes for the scorching hatchback’s entrance axle, which are gripped by black calipers.

Inside of, the copper theme proceeds, with highlights on the seat stitching (there is two kinds of athletics seats to choose from), air vent surrounds, and the steering wheel. The wheel by itself is related in design and style to the SEAT Leon’s, but gains two new switches – a starter button, and a toggle swap to swap amongst the car’s four travel modes.

A twelve.3-inch digital instrument panel is also equipped, albeit with a new “Sport” menu view, which destinations the rev counter prominently to the centre of the driver’s view, when showing electricity, torque, G-force and turbo improve readouts.

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