New Leon St Cupra

Seat has unveiled details of its new Leon ST Cupra model, which it says combines all the performance of regular Cupra models with the versatility of the ST estate model.

New Leon St Cupra

With a maximum load space of 1,470 litres and a six second 0-100 kph time, Seat says this is a car which "offers a heady blend of performance and versatility."

For Ireland, there will be one model offered, the top-of-the-range 2.0 TSI engine with dual injection and variable camshaft timing, delivering an output of 280 bhp. As with its hatchback sibling, highlights include the DCC dynamic chassis control, the front differential lock, the progressive steering, and the Cupra Drive Profile.

In this mode, throttle response is particularly sensitive, while the DSG operates in its sportiest shifting mode and the sound actuator supports the full tone of the turbocharged engine. DCC dynamic chassis control, progressive steering and the front-axle differential lock also operate at their sportiest settings.

For those drivers who require even greater performance, there will be the option of a Performance Pack that comprises larger Brembo brake callipers, specific wheels and special tyres.

Pricing for this will be announced alongside the pricing of the new Leon ST Cupra shortly before launch.

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