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New Cupra Leon includes low-emission eHybrid version


Performance brand Cupra has revealed its latest new model, based on the new Seat Leon, including a low-emission plug-in hybrid.

The Cupra Leon eHybrid sits alongside two other petrol-powered models, producing 245PS and 400Nm from its 1.4-litre TSI engine and electric motor.

CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and an electric range of around 37 miles make the hot-hatch a viable choice for company car drivers.

Available as a hatchback or estate, the Cupra Leon eHybrid shares the same performance focussed chassis setup as the other versions.

Lowered suspension, calibrated for improved handling, is combined with Adaptive Chassis Control, enabling the driver to configure the car’s ride and responsiveness via four drive modes.

Brembo brakes ensure the car has equally impressive stopping power.

Externally the car looks more aggressive than a regular Leon. Deeper bumpers and larger 18-inch and 19-inch alloy wheels are complementing by darker trim pieces and brand specific copper details.

The interior features sports seats and a Cupra steering wheel, but still focusses on long-distance comfort and technology.

There are two digital displays, one for the instruments and one for the infotainment. The system offers enhanced connectivity and allows driver interaction via the Seat Connect app.

Drivers also benefit from Predictive Adaptive Cruise Control, Traffic Jam Assist and blind spot monitoring.

Other versions of the Cupra Leon use a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, developing 245PS, 300PS or 310PS in the range-topping all-wheel-drive version.

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