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Seat today unveiled its newest addition to Leon range. It is called Leon SC, the short name for Sports Coupe, as its little brother the Ibiza SC.

The new SEAT Leon SC cuts a fine figure from the very first glance. Inspired by the design language developed through the IBE, IBL and IBX concept vehicles, the three-door compact car is the dynamic interpretation of the SEAT design language.

Compared with the five-door Leon, the wheelbase of the new Leon SC is shorter by 35 millimetres. At the same time, the distinctive window graphic, which sees the lower rear edge pulled downward, has the visual effect of stretching the car’s 4.23-metre overall length. This gives the Leon SC a look that is sporty and powerful, yet very compact. The expansive rear windscreen, with its coupé-like sweep, is 19 degrees more inclined compared with the five-door.

The side profile of the new SEAT Leon SC displays a balanced relationship between metal and glass surfaces – vertically, this is around one-third glass to two-thirds body surface. 

The new SEAT Leon SC is launched with a series of powerful and efficient TDI and TSI engines, all of which feature direct injection and turbocharging.

At the most economical end of the spectrum, the 1.6 TDI equipped with Start/Stop System and Energy Recovery has an average fuel consumption of just 74.3 mpg, equating to a CO2 figure of just 99 g/km. The 2.0 TDI, which drives the Leon SC with a powerful 150 PS and 320 Nm, can travel an impressive 68.9 miles on a gallon of fuel and emits just 106 g/km. 

The Leon SC petrol engine range begins with the 1.2 TSI 105 PS, which with a combined fuel economy rating of 57.6mpg is extremely efficient. Moving upwards, the fizzy 1.4 TSI engine generates 140 PS and delivers 250 Nm of torque, and with Start/Stop and Energy Recovery as standard it consumes at a rate of just 54.3 mpg combined, which equals a CO2 rating of just 119 g/km.

he peak of the petrol line-up initially is the 1.8 TSI, delivering 180 PS and 250 Nm.

The steering has been refined, calm directionality and has a fine level of feedback, while the suspension smoothes out all manner of uneven surfaces. At the front is a McPherson strut arrangement mounted on a sub-frame, with a torsion bar suspension at the rear for engine variants up to 110 kW (150 HP). The top variants feature a multi-link construction that handles longitudinal and transverse forces separately.

In the SEAT Leon SC FR, the new SEAT Drive Profile offers the chance to adapt the setting to suit individual preferences. It allows the driver to vary the characteristics of the power steering, throttle response and engine sound, which is modulated via a sound actuator, across three modes – eco, comfort and sport.

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