Seat Leon FR+ Supercopa unveiled in the UK

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 16, 2012

A special edition styling kit has been prepared for the Seat Leon FR+, which is one of its most in-demand performance models. It has recently been given a ‘12’ plate change and it now has an even sportier appearance. The striking elements added to the lithe lines of the Leon make the FR+ with its turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol- or diesel-engines have a look that’s reminiscent of its motorsport successes.

The exclusive new Supercopa is assembled by the same skilled engineers at SEAT Sport who have taken care of SEAT’s WTCC title-winning race cars in the past years. Its model name is inspired by a track. To those who don’t know, ‘Supercopa’ is also the name of SEAT’s global one-make race series.

The special edition car gets bespoke ‘Supercopa’ badges and some of its styling features include a major reworking of its front and rear bumpers, smart side skirts, a more prominent tailgate spoiler, bespoke BBS 18-inch alloy wheels and distinctive chrome-tipped, twin exhausts. The extensive styling enhancements are available with a variety of attractive colors such as Nevada White, Emoción Red and Speed Blue.

The Leon FR+, which forms the basis of the special edition new Supercopa, comes with a generous dose of equipment and is a major step-up from the standard’ FR trim when it comes to performance and equipment.

The Leon FR+ is powered by SEAT’s potent 2.0 TSI 211 PS petrol or 2.0 TDI CR 170 PS turbodiesel engines. It offers the FR trim and then adds 18-inch alloy wheels; the SEAT Media System 2.2 that comes with satellite-navigation with five-inch color touchscreen and dynamic route guidance, DAB radio, Bluetooth audio streaming and SD card slot; Bluetooth phone connection; bi-xenon headlights with AFS (Adaptive Front-lighting System) and rear parking sensors.

It offers tremendous value as the new Supercopa editions come with a SEAT Sport body kit that’s worth £3,000 but it is only priced £750 higher than the standard versions of the Leon FR+. It has a starting price of only £22,530 RRP on-the-road for the 2.0 TDI 170 PS six-speed manual model. The Leon FR+ Supercopa additions make their entry as SEAT continues to grow in this tough UK new car market.

At the end of February, SEAT’s UK sales had increased by nearly 2% compared to the same period in 2011, setting an all-time record year for the brand in the region.

More attention will be coming to this new car as it has become the star of SEAT UK’s marketing activity around the SEAT-sponsored UEFA Europa League. The new TV ads in this season’s Europa League will be featuring the new Supercopa. SEAT UK Head of Marketing, Chris Stevens, who ushered in the arrival of the new Leon FR+ Supercopa special editions, said that this car features plenty of the best SEAT elements.

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