Mar 1, 2013
At 380 litres, even the luggage compartment is as generously proportioned as that of the five-door variant.
The new Leon SC is packed with technology, including state-of-the-art infotainment, intelligent driver assistance systems, systematic weight reduction measures, the latest generation of engines, and a chassis tuned to strike the perfect balance between comfortable day-to-day use and engaging driving.
All engines combine power with cost effectiveness, with the cleanest 1.6-litre TDI emitting less than 100 g/km CO2.
Just like the five-door Leon, the Leon SC is offered in S, SE and FR.
The design: a powerful look
Although it is only 35 millimetres shorter than the five-door model, the visual effect is very powerful.
With its perfectly balanced proportions, the new Leon SC cuts a fine figure from the very first glance. The relationship between its length, height and width, plus its short overhangs, convey its dynamics even at a standstill. Inspired by the design language developed through the IBE, IBL and IBX concept vehicles, the three-door compact car is the dynamic interpretation of the SEAT design language.
The expansive rear windscreen, with its coupé-like sweep, is 19 degrees more inclined compared with the five-door marking a further characteristic feature of the new Leon SC.
The drive: efficient and powerful
The new Leon SC is launched with a series of powerful and efficient TDI and TSI engines, all of which feature direct injection and turbocharging and are set up for rapid warm-up and low internal friction.
At the most economical end of the spectrum, the 1.6 TDI is equipped with Start/Stop System and Energy Recovery has an average fuel consumption of just 74.3 mpg, equating to a CO2 figure of just 99 g/km. The 2.0 TDI, which drives the Leon SC with a powerful 150 PS and 320 Nm, can travel an impressive 68.9 miles on a gallon of fuel* and emits just 106 g/km.
The Leon SC will be officially unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
*Official EU combined mpg rating