Mk2 Seat Leon Cupra R review: driving a bargain hot hatch. As part of Seat’s plans for a sporty new Cupra sub-brand, it has revealed new models in the form of a Leon Cupra R ST wagon and a Leon Cupra TCR racing car. Confusingly, unlike the Cupra Ateca, these will retain the Seat badge. The firm says removing it halfway through the model’s life would be cheating. Or something. Of course.
The Seat Leon Cupra is a more fun proposition against the quicker Volkswagen Golf R but the latter remains to be more refined. 19 Mar 2018. Today's go-fast (and loud) hatchbacks have come a pretty long way from the original idea of the hot hatch. Back in the 1980s, the idea of a hot hatch was simple: Take a compact family-hauler, insert a larger engine and a stiffer suspension, and stand well.
Seat Leon Cupra. At the top of Seat's wide Leon range, the Cupra is a fantastic hot hatch with a seriously good pedigree behind it.That's because much of it is based on perhaps the archetypal hot hatch, the VW Golf GTi. In models made from 2008 onwards, there's a very powerful 2L turbo petrol engine that produces 240bhp and can speed the car from 0-62mph in a little under 6.5 seconds.
The first thing for UK buyers not to get excited about with the new Leon Cupra R is the matt grey paint you see here. For reasons known only to Seat, you won’t be getting that option. Colour-wise.
Used SEAT Leon. The SEAT Leon hatchback was launched in 2002 and the Cupra two years later. Major revisions were made in 2005 and 2009. Essentially, the SEAT Leon is a low cost and sporty looking hatch with quite distinctive features.
SEAT Leon Cupra ST Review 4.06M 283K 132K 15.2K The Leon Cupra ST is a 300hp performance estate car that rivals the VW Golf R estate, Ford Focus ST Estate and Skoda Octavia vRS estate. If you don’t need the extra boot space the estate version offers then it’s also available as the three-door Leon Cupra SC and the five-door Leon Cupra. Overall, there's not that much colour in the cabin The.
The turbocharged Leon Cupra R, launched in 2009, set the company on its way to building hot hatches that boasted the performance and handling agility normally excepted of purpose-built sports cars. The Cupra R’s 2.0-litre turbo motor was rated at 261bhp, enough for it to scrabble to 62mph in just 6.2 seconds and push on to 155mph.
Enter the Seat Leon ST Cupra R. You can’t miss it, that’s for sure. Despite the rather unassuming “Blackness Grey” metallic paint, the Cupra R really makes a bold visual statement. That’s largely due to the amount of copper design features.