Cupra, performance wing of Spanish marque Seat, will debut its new range of beefed-up Leons at the 2020 Geneva motor show.
The Cupra Leon will be available in a five-door or Sportstourer wagon body.
Models of the sportier Leon will be available in front-wheel drive layout or 4Drive all-wheel drive.
All models of the Cupra Leons will come equipped with a six-speed DSG transmission.
Power is provided across the board for non-hybrid models by a Volkswagen-sourced 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Outputs will range from 180kW and 370Nm to 221kW and 228kW variants with 400Nm.
The highest power output will only be available on the Sportstourer with 4Drive.
The new Cupra range will also feature the brand’s first-ever hybrid offering. The Volkswagen-sourced 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine will produce a claimed 110kW and 250Nm. When combined with a 13kWh hybrid system, output is boosted to 180kW and 400Nm.
Cupra will leave its signature inside the new Leon as well, with all models to receive bucket seats and bronze bits on interior panels. A 10-inch infotainment system will feature Apply CarPlay and Android Auto, integrating voice and gesture control to reduce physical buttons.
‘Sport View’ display will show RPM, torque, power, boost pressure and G-forces.
Predictive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and traffic jam assist come standard across the Cupra Leon range.
Outside, the Cupra Leon will have more aggressive body styling than its Seat counterpart, with models receiving a revised front bumper, side skirts and rear diffuser.
Paint will be available in eight colours with four metallic options (Candy White, Magnetic Tech, Midnight Black and Urban Silver), two ‘special’ paints (Desire Red and Graphene Grey) and two matte options (Magnetic Tech Matte and Petrol Blue Matte).
Higher-spec variants will ride on 19-inch specially-made Cupra wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres. The 180kW variants will get an 18-inch option.
It’s unlikely the 2020 Cupra Leon line-up will ever see Australian shores as Seat is not represented in Australia – the Volkswagen Auto Group instead opting for Skoda.