SEAT Presents The New Leon: Now With a Plug-in Hybrid Version and Autonomous Driving

SEAT has just presented the fourth generation of what is probably its most crucial model today: the Leon. Its length of 4.37 meters is slightly higher than that of its brother, the Volkswagen Golf, with which it shares its modular platform MQB Evo. Although it is larger than its predecessor, the trunk retains its capacity (380 liters), although the family version Sportstourer has gained 30 liters (617 liters).

The Leon follows market trends, with a large touch screen up to 10 inches (8.25 inches in basic versions) with gestural control and the Navi System with Retina technology.

In the tech area, the compact presents voice control that will recognize natural orders, a new Full Link system (Apple CarPlay, Android Auto), wireless charger for smartphones, adaptive and predictive cruise control, an assistant that will alert the driver the presence of traffic or cyclists when the car is going to open the doors, semi-autonomous driving up to 210 km/h with automatic lane change when touching the turn signal (similar to Tesla Autopilot solution), and all-wheel drive.

The Leon will bring mild-hybrid variants of 48 volts (1.0 ETSI of 110 hp and 1.5 ETSI of 150 hp), CNG (1.5 TGI of 130 hp, with three tanks of 17.3 kg in total and maximum autonomy with gas 440 km natural), and plug-in hybrid. It will have the 1.4 TSI engine combined with an electric propeller with its full power being 204 hp. The gearbox will be a six-ratio DSG double-clutch automatic, while its 13 kWh battery will allow you to reach 60 km WLTP autonomy.

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