Combing three-door hatchback looks and a functional interior, the Volkswagen Golf Mark 7-based Seat Leon SC still manages to match the five-door variant for luggage space, delivering a 380-litre capacity, despite running on a 35mm shorter wheelbase.
Powered by a range of direct injection turbocharged petrol and diesel engines sourced from within the Volkswagen Group, including a frugal 1.6-litre TDI that achieves a fuel consumption figure of 3.8 litres per 100 kilometres and a 135kW 2.0-litre TSI, the Seat Leon SC is available with either a five- or six-speed manual transmission or a six- or seven-speed dual-clutch DSG automatic, depending on engine variant.
With short overhangs, an aggressive front end, strong character lines and an expansive rear window, Seat says the two-door Leon SC’s styling has been inspired by the development of the design language seen across the IBE, IBL and IBX concepts.
Inside, Volkswagen-standard fit and finish combine with a black and brushed aluminium theme highlighted by red stitching on the seats and flat-bottom multifunction steering wheel.
The 2013 Geneva motor show kicks off on March 5.
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