The new plug-in hybrid power plant of the Spanish hatchback can be borrowed from the Golf GTE.
The new generation of Seat Leon hatchback will be presented during the next 18 months, that is, in 2019. It will receive a plug-in hybrid version. Also, Seat plans in two years to produce an electric vehicle on the MEB platform from VW Group. This is reported by the publication of Auto Express with reference to the member of the board of the company Matthias Rabe.
Seat Leon fourth generation will be built on the famous platform MQB. He will receive a longer wheelbase, compared to the current version of the hatchback. The manufacturer does this to move away from the representative of the Ibiza class, which also grew in size.
Typically hatchbacks of the Spanish brand are the most feverish of all models of the VW Group. Their suspension is tuned for a quick drive. However, the Leon 2019 model year will be focused on economical driving. It can borrow 48-volt hybrid technology from the Golf VIII. According to rumors, the company will abandon the 1.8 TSI engine in favor of the 2.0 TSI engine, which is already installed under the hood of Ateca.
“Modeling a car is not a revolution, but a great evolution. You will learn in the new look of Leon, it can not be confused with any other car from this segment. Now we have a clear, consistent identity of product design” – Matthias Rabe told reporters.
Earlier we wrote that the 335-strong Seat Leon ST Cupra R could be released in 2018.