The SEAT Leon first went on sale in the UK in 2000. Since then this mid-size family hatchback has become one of the brand’s firm favourites with over 40,000 sold to date, including over 2,500 of the most sporting model the Leon Cupra R.
The Leon is available in five specification levels, S, SX, SE, FR and Cupra R with a choice of nine engines including five petrol a 1.4 16v, 1.6 16v and three versions of the 1.8 20V T engine with 125, 150 and 225PS and four 1.9 TDI variants with 90, 110, 130 and 150 PS.
We chose to test the 1.8 litre 20 valve turbo 225 PS range topping SEAT Leon Cupra R.
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