Barcelona Motor Show: 2009 Seat Leon Cupra Facelift

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

For all of you who were waiting this, here it is: the 2009 version of the Seat Leon Cupra is here! As you can see the car shows a new silhouette consisting in a new front bumper with two further black highlights, one at each side, with the word CUPRA immediately visible on the left, a new prominent black moulding at the bottom of the rear bumper, a polished steel oval tailpipe and the characteristic model name in the centre of the hatch.

The new sporty hatchback also shows a lower ground clearance compared to the standard version but also the awesome 18 inch alloy wheels and black encased door mirrors.

Inside, we find the black cad elements which replace the usual light tones found on other models, a leather steering wheel with aluminium color inserts and Cupra logo, as well as a matching gearknob and aluminium pedals.

The new sport buckets offer tremendous side support when dealing with corners and driving comfort. Under the hood we find the same 2.0-liter TFSI engine, found on the previous version, capable to generate 240 hp.

The vehicle can hit 100 km/h in just 6.4 seconds while the top speed is limited at 247 km/h. According to the manufacturer, the average combined fuel consumption is listed at 8.3 litres for every 100 km.

Also, the new Seat Leon Cupra comes with new standard equipment such as: XDS system, ABS and TCS, ESP with EBA emergency braking, low tyre pressure warning, driver and passenger airbag, side airbag and head airbag, climate control, cornering foglights, trip computer, cruise control, sports suspension and CD radio + MP3 + 8 speakers + Aux-in, among others.

Press Release

Seat Leon Cupra

With the arrival of the 2010 version of the Seat León Cupra, the range's most powerful and spectacular car now features even more impressive looks thanks to several elements introduced on the interior and the exterior, making it the perfect extension of the Seat León that is making phenomenal strides at the WTCC World Touring Car Championship.

The most obvious is the new silhouette, featuring sophisticated, innovative black honeycomb cooling vents at the front beneath the central grille. The front bumper houses two further black highlights, one at each side, with the word Cupra immediately visible on the left.

The rear features a prominent black moulding at the bottom of the bumper, a polished steel oval tailpipe and the characteristic model name in the centre of the hatch.

A side look at the Seat León Cupra reveals a lower ground clearance compared to the basic León version, making the car look and feel more like a racing unit. The spectacular 18 inch rims, eye-catching wheel arches and black encased door mirrors are all distinctive traits of the Seat model.

All the interior elements are black clad, replacing the usual light tones on other models. There is a leather steering wheel with aluminium colour inserts and the Cupra logo at the bottom and a matching gearknob. Further sporty details are the white faced instrument dials and aluminium pedals.

Special mention goes to the Seat Leon Cupra Seats, with their true racing bucket styling, featuring integrated headrests and the "Cupra" badge displayed on the backrests. These Seats offer tremendous side support when dealing with corners and driving comfort. An attractive new option is now available in black leather upholstery with white cross-stitching.

The same as on the previous version, the new Seat León Cupra 2009 is equipped with the powerful 240 hp 2.0 TSI engine, which provides brilliant performance and delivers exceptional fuel consumption figures. Top speed is clocked at 247 km/h, 0 to 100 km/h acceleration takes only 6.4 seconds, and it covers a standing kilometre in only 26.4 seconds. At the same time, average combined fuel consumption is listed at 8.3 litres for every 100 km.

The new Seat León Cupra features such standard equipment as the XDS system, ABS and TCS, ESP with EBA emergency braking, low tyre pressure warning, driver and passenger airbag, side airbag and head airbag, climate control, cornering foglights, trip computer, cruise control, sports suspension and CD radio + MP3 + 8 speakers + Aux-in, among others.

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