2019 Seat Leon Spied and Detailed, Gets Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain

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Seat is currently working on the new-generation Leon. Our photographers managed to catch several testing models so far, but they were never this close as today. The newest, we dare to say, preproduction prototype shows what’s really happening beneath the camouflage, because the wraps around it are not as heavy as they usually are.

Design differences are so obvious since the 2019 Seat Leon definitely gets additional dynamic. More precisely, the redesigned car looks more sculpted, especially in the front end. Seat hasn’t forgotten to add a pair of more aggressive LED headlights, as well as an all-new grille. The new Leon looks somehow more dominant thanks to prominent shoulder lines, while the rear end seems to feature a bit cleaner look than earlier.

Inside, the 2019 Seat Leon is reportedly getting a far better interface than before, as well as VW’s newest infotainment technologies. The car will not have the usual climate control system. No, it will become a part of the infotainment, too.  The driver will be able to control a majority of features via advanced voice control, so don’t expect too many buttons.

The 2019 Leon will be offered in both hatchback and wagon suits. The automaker will not have any problem to accomplish that thanks to an updated version of the MQB platform. The architecture will bring a number of useful improvements to the new-gen model. The new Leon will not get just a few additional inches and fewer pounds thanks to lighter materials, but also a range of new powertrains. As far as we’ve managed to find out, the automaker will offer the 2019 Seat Leon Plug-In Hybrid for the first time. The car will use combine a 1.5-liter TSI with a 48-volt electrical architecture. By using the electric motor only, the car should be able to travel around 50 kilometers (31 miles) without any help of the internal combustion engine. Of course, the new-gen Seat Leon will get a number of gasoline options, as well as a new diesel.

Judging by the last reports, the redesigned car will make debut next spring at the Geneva Motor Show.

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