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Seat Leon Cupra R ST revealed for Europe

Seat, Spanish subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group, has unveiled an exclusive version of its small sports wagon, named the Leon Cupra R ST. Limited to 150 units in the UK, the Leon Cupra R ST is essentially a twin-under-the-skin to the Volkswagen Golf R wagon, powered by a 220kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine hooked up to a seven-speed DSG automatic and 4Drive all-wheel drive...

CR-V, G-Class, Tarraco score five stars in Euro NCAP testing

Euro NCAP has released the latest round of safety ratings this week, with the new Honda CR-V, Mercedes-Benz G-Class and Seat Tarraco all scoring top marks. All three vehicles were tested against the firm's latest 2019 criteria, each achieving at least 90 per cent for adult occupant protection and 80 per cent for child occupants...

Seat Minimo concept unveiled

The Seat Minimo has made its debut at the 2019 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and will eventually enter same the market niche as the Renault Twizy. Justifying the car's launch alongside the latest round of smartphones, the Minimo is fitted with a Digital Access key, 5G mobile connectivity, and wireless Android Auto support. The Minimo is just 2...

Seat concept teased ahead of Mobile World Congress debut

While new smartphones will make most of the headlines at Mobile World Congress 2019, Seat will be using the gathering to unveil a new "mobility platform" concept car. Details about the car are thin on the ground right now, with the company stating the concept will make a "difference in Seat's urban micromobility strategy"...

Cupra: Seven new models by 2021 - report

Cupra, the newly spun-off performance division of Spanish manufacturer Seat, is planning an extensive model rollout in the coming years – according to a new report. Spanish publication Periodismodel Motor claims the go-fast sub-brand intends to launch an additional seven models before 2021, joining the current Cupra Ateca SUV...

2019 Seat Tarraco revealed

The Seat Tarraco has been revealed, standing tall above the Ateca and Arona as the Spanish brand's first entry into the large SUV segment. Essentially Seat's take on the Skoda Kodiaq and Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, the Tarraco is based on the Volkswagen Group's ubiquitous MQB architecture, and also debuts the brand's new design language...

Cupra Arona coming in 2020 - report

The Seat Arona looks set to be the next model in the Spanish brand's line-up to be fettled by its new Cupra performance sub-brand – according to a new report. Spain's Motor.es claims the hotted-up crossover is scheduled for release in 2020 as a 2021 model, around the same time the Arona will go through a mid-life refresh...

Seat wants to be Alfa-equivalent for younger buyers

Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen Group, says the Seat brand will be positioned as the group's sporty mainstream brand. As part of a move by Diess to reduce internal competition between the Volkswagen Group's non-luxury brands, Seat will be a sporty complement to the value-focused Skoda marque...

Seat Arona, Ibiza get Digital Cockpit

Seat has debuted its new 'Digital Cockpit' on the Arona crossover and Ibiza hatchback this week. Measuring 10.25 inches, the optional Seat Digital Cockpit "not only has a more modern and versatile design, but provides greater functionality, allowing drivers to view everything from classic information found on analogue dials, such as speedometer and tachometer, to full-colour maps and navigation"...

Seat Leon ST Cupra Carbon Edition revealed for the UK

Seat has revealed the Leon ST Cupra Carbon Edition for the UK, sporting unique enhancements over the 'standard' hot wagon on which it's based. Limited to just 50 units in Britain, the Carbon Edition draws upon the 300PS (221kW) all-wheel drive Leon ST Cupra wagon – itself based on the hi-po Volkswagen Golf R – and adds niceties like carbon-fibre finishes for the side blades along with the front and rear bumpers...

Seat Leon Cupra: WLTP regulations force power cut

The new Worldwide harmonised Light vehicle Testing Procedure (WLTP) testing regime has forced Seat to detune its Leon Cupra 300 and create the Cupra 290. First reported by the UK's Auto Express, the company has confirmed the front-wheel drive versions of the Leon Cupra will lose 10 horsepower (7kW) to comply with new WLTP regulations (now 290bhp/216kW), though the all-wheel drive Leon Cupra ST wagon will maintain its 300hp (224kW) power output...