Since its 1998 introduction, the SEAT Leon has firmly established itself in the family hatchback segment as safe, reliable and stylish.
When it comes to compact hatchback cars, there are few that have the reputation and popularity of the CUPRA Leon from SEAT. It’s been around since 1998, and we’ve seen three more generations of the car since then, each one modernizing the vehicle and adding ever greater value to the owner.
Today, it’s known as a very strong all-round car, with the speed and handling that people want, as well as the safety features and space that families are looking for as well. Find out more about the CUPRA Leon below and what makes it a great used car to consider buying.
One thing that’s clear about the CUPRA Leon is that it’s a hot hatch with real style. Not everyone cares so much about aesthetics when purchasing a hatchback, but if you want something that looks the part while also delivering on the basics, this is the car for you. The latest models offer a hybrid engine, meaning the car can offer fuel economy and efficiency, if that’s what you’re looking for. The drive is impressive and the handling is a real highlight as well. Many people are surprised by how much of a joy the car is to drive when they get behind the wheel for the first time.
There are lots of CUPRA Leons hitting the used car market today, and that’s a great thing for people like you looking to find a great deal on an impressive and reliable car. They present real value for money and because the car is reliable, you don’t have to worry too much about getting value for your money.
As we’ll find out below, there are now four generations of CUPRA Leons on the market, meaning there are plenty of options on the used market to choose between. Whether you’re looking for something newer and more modern, you can get that. But if you want a more budget option, you can find that too.
Between 2014 and 2016, the CUPRA Leon 265 was manufactured and featured a turbocharged 265 bhp 2 Litre 16v Inline 4 petrol engine. The 280 model had a turbocharged 276 bhp 2 Litre 16v Inline 4 petrol engine. These cars were rated 5 stars for safety by Euro NCAP, and the car was highly regarded immediately after release.
It was just last year in 2020 that the fourth and most recent iteration of the CUPRA Leon was released, but you can already find some of them on the used market. More and more will emerge as the months pass. This car featured either a 242 bhp or 296 bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine; you can choose which you prefer. There was also a 300TSI model of the fourth generation CUPRA Leon released earlier this year.
As you can see, there’s a lot to like about the CUPRA Leon, and it makes a great used car right now, no matter which generation model you eventually choose to go with. The range of different options and specifications means there’s a model for everyone, so get in touch if you want to test drive one of the CUPRA Leons we have in place.