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2017 Seat Leon

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Facelift adds sporty exterior features and loads of new technology and safety equipment

The latest-generation Leon came to be in 2012, some 14 years after Seat launched the nameplate. The third-gen car brought many improvements over its predecessor, being significantly lighter and incorporating more technology. The exterior was also redesigned with sportiness in mind, while the interior gained better materials and a more upscale look. Sharing its platform with the Volkswagen Golf and the Audi A3, the Leon also borrowed its drivetrain from its German counterparts. In 2016, the third-generation model received its mid-cycle facelift.

Although facelifts operated by the Volkswagen Group aren’t exactly comprehensive, the revised Leon arrived with many new exterior features, as well as a significant amount of new technologies in the infotainment and safety departments. The hatchback also gained a couple of new engine options, which make it a more versatile car compared to its main rivals, including the Golf it is based on. Like the outgoing model, the refreshed Leon will be offered in three body styles: the five-door hatchback, three-door hatchback (Sports Coupe), and the five-door station wagon (Sports Tourer).

The facelifted Leon will hit showrooms in early 2017, about the same time Volkswagen is expected to start selling the revised Golf. The Spanish hatch will face massive competition in Europe from the Ford Fiesta, Hyundai i30, and Kia Cee’d, among other nameplates. Find out how it compared with its most important competitors in the review below.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2017 Seat Leon.

 

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2018 Seat Leon CUPRA R ST

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The 2020 Seat Leon Will Get Volkswagen Group's Newest "industry leading" tech

The 2020 Seat Leon Will Get Volkswagen Group’s Newest "industry leading" tech

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2018 Seat Leon Cupra R

2018 Seat Leon Cupra R

Spanish automaker makes its presence felt in the hot hatch segment
2017 Seat Leon CUPRA 300

2017 Seat Leon CUPRA 300

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2017 Seat Leon

2017 Seat Leon

Facelift adds sporty exterior features and loads of new technology and safety equipment
2016 Seat Leon Cross Sport

2016 Seat Leon Cross Sport

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2016 Seat Leon Cupra 290

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Seat Leon ST Cupra 280 Is The Fastest Estate At Nurburgring

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2015 Seat Leon ST Cupra 280

2015 Seat Leon ST Cupra 280

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2014 Seat Leon Cupra 280 Sub8 Performance Pack

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2014 Seat Leon X-Perience

2014 Seat Leon X-Perience

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2014 Seat Leon SC Cupra 280

2014 Seat Leon SC Cupra 280

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2013 Seat Leon ST

2013 Seat Leon ST

2013 Seat Leon Cup Racer

2013 Seat Leon Cup Racer

2012 Seat Leon Super Copa

2012 Seat Leon Super Copa

2012 Seat Leon FR+ Supercopa

2012 Seat Leon FR+ Supercopa

2011 Seat Leon FR+

2011 Seat Leon FR+

2011 Seat Leon Supercopa

2011 Seat Leon Supercopa

Latest Frankfurt Auto Show:

Seat Leon Cupra R310 White Edition

Seat Leon Cupra R310 White Edition

Seat partners with Shakira for special-edition Ibiza and Leon "Good Stuff"

Seat partners with Shakira for special-edition Ibiza and Leon "Good Stuff"

2010 Seat Leon Cupra R by JE Design and Kobia

2010 Seat Leon Cupra R by JE Design and Kobia

Seat launches new Cupra R in UK

Seat launches new Cupra R in UK

2010 Seat Leon Cupra R310 WCE

2010 Seat Leon Cupra R310 WCE

Next Seat Leon will get hybrid and electric versions

Next Seat Leon will get hybrid and electric versions

Seat Leon Cupra R by JE Design

Seat Leon Cupra R by JE Design

Video: Seat wants you to show them your best freestyle soccer video to win an incredible prize

Video: Seat wants you to show them your best freestyle soccer video to win an incredible prize

Seat Leon FR by Je Design

Seat Leon FR by Je Design

2010 Seat Leon Cupra R

2010 Seat Leon Cupra R

Seat leon Cupra by JE Design

Seat leon Cupra by JE Design

2009 Seat Leon by Je Design

2009 Seat Leon by Je Design

2009 Seat Leon Cupra

2009 Seat Leon Cupra

2009 Seat Leon

2009 Seat Leon

2009 Seat Leon and Altea

2009 Seat Leon and Altea

2009 Seat Leon Twin Drive Ecomotive project

2009 Seat Leon Twin Drive Ecomotive project

2009 Seat Leon Linea R

2009 Seat Leon Linea R

Seat Leon 1 P Carbon-Look by Je Design

Seat Leon 1 P Carbon-Look by Je Design

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Seat Leon 1P by RDX Racedesign

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2008 Seat Leon Linea R

2008 Seat Leon Copa

2008 Seat Leon Copa

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Seat unveils electro reflective exterior

2008 Seat Leon FR550

2008 Seat Leon FR550

2008 SEAT Leon Cupra K1

2008 SEAT Leon Cupra K1