2013 Seat Leon SC revealed at Geneva

The three-door model will be available to order for UK customers starting from April 2013, with first models arriving in showrooms during July the same year.

This coupe represents the second stage of a new Leon model family, which come the end of 2013 will include a five-door hatchback and ST estate specification in addition to this SC model.

Rivals the mew Seat Leon SC will challenge will include the likes of the Vauxhall Astra GTC and the Volkswagen Scirocco.

The SC specification is a ground breaking model for the Seat Leon since until now it has never before been available as a three-door car. The decision to create the SC specification has been made to broaden the Leon’s appeal across European markets including Britain.

The changes to turn the Leon into a sleek coupe model include a more steeply raked rear screen, a lower roofline, broad rear shoulders including sharp blisters over the wheel arches, and a new profile for the rear three-quarter windows

However the Seat Leon SC still remains a practical vehicle, with the same 380 litres worth of boot capacity as the five-door Leon, and it retains a large level of front and rear headroom.

Thanks to the use of advanced materials in production, the Seat Leon SC is the lightest vehicle in its class; it weighs 110 kg lighter than the second-generation Leon, and 20 kg lighter than the five-door version of the new Leon.

This cut in the weight will benefit the SC by providing the car an improvement its level of handling and efficiency.

Engines for the Seat Leon SC have outputs ranging from 105 PS to 184 PS. From the car’s launch the Leon SC will feature the same engine and trim range as the five-door Leon, which includes a 1.6-litre TDI diesel with 105PS that emits just 99 g/km in CO2.

Later in the year, the Leon SC will also include the rapid but also frugal 2.0-litre TDI diesel with 184PS for the FR specification.

UK motorists will be able to place their order for a new Seat Leon SC next month from Perrys Seat Dealership found in Aylesbury.

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