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Geneva 2013 Preview: Seat to unveil Leon Sports Coupe


Shortened wheelbase for greater agility

Seat will be unveiling its three-door version of the Leon called the Leon SC, in which the SC stands for 'Sports Coupé' and is considered by Seat as the sportiest model in its entire vehicle range.

The Leon SC's wheelbase is 35mm shorter than the five-door Leon but has minimal effect on its usability as its luggage compartment still has 380-liters of space.


"The story of the new Leon is very closely tied to the sheer fun of driving – without the driver having to sacrifice a high level of everyday usability. We have remained true to this successful principle for the Leon SC, too, and have refined it ever further in all key areas," says James Muir, President of SEAT S.A.

The new SEAT Leon SC is comes packed with technology, including state-of-the-art infotainment, intelligent driver assistance systems, systematic weight reduction measures, and the latest generation of engines.

The Leon SC comes with either a TSI or TDI engine units, ranging from 1.2- to 2.0-liter, and covers a performance spectrum of 104 HP to 181 HP. Depending on the engine variant, power transmission is handled by a manual five- or six-speed gearbox, or by the compact and lightweight DSG dual-clutch automatic. Just like the five-door Leon, the Leon SC is offered in S, SE and FR specifications.

"With its slightly shortened wheelbase, the Leon SC is the sportiest and most emotional member of the Leon family. It has the feel of a sports coupé, yet boasts an astonishing degree of functionality," says Dr. Matthias Rabe, Vice President of Research and Development at SEAT S.A.

Further details about the Seat Leon SC will be released once it officially breaks cover at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

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