Recently, a set of photos of the latest Leon SC (stands for Sports Coupé) has been leaked on some websites. And now, Seat came along with the further official details and some photos of its compact-sized 3-door hatchback, which joins the 5-door model.
If you see this car at your first glance, this car might look like Seat cleanly eliminated the rear doors from the regular Leon to make the SC, but the Spaniards created a few more important design alterations to the car.
These comprise the lengthening of its front doors, the alteration of the side windows, the more slanted rear windshield and tailgate, and maybe more drastically, the shortening of the wheelbase by 35mm in comparison to the Leon 5d.
In addition, Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, the Head of Seat Design has said: “We have provided the 3-door Leon SC with an extremely unique character – just eliminating two doors wouldn’t have been sufficient for us. That is why we chose for the shorter wheelbase – though it’s only 35 millimeters, the visual effect is very great. So, it’s resulting in a big difference in expression of dynamics.”
However, the interior of this car is still the same – haven’t any change – as does its engine line, which is borrowed from the 5-door Leon. For your information, this latest Leon SC will go on sale across Europe later this year and it’ll be offered together with a range of diesel and petrol units, both of them will feature direct injection and also turbocharging.
Meanwhile, the most economical powerplant is the nice 1.6-liter TDI fitted with the Start/Stop System and Energy Recovery that has an average fuel consumption at 74.3 mpg UK (same as 3.8lt/100km) together with CO2 emissions at 99g/km.
Besides that, the other engine choiices comprise the 148hp 2.0-liter TDI, the 104hp 1.2-liter TSI, the 138hp 1.4-liter TSI and the 178hp 1.8-liter TSI. Next, Seat will publish the high-performance Cupra and also the Cupra R models. The company has said the the world debut of the Leon SC will located at the recent 2013 Geneva Motor Show in the beginning of this March.