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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...

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Seat Leon ST Cupra Carbon Edition revealed for the UK
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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
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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...


Cupra: Seat sub-brand launches hot Ateca, Leon TCR
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Cupra: Seat sub-brand launches hot Ateca, Leon TCR

Seat has officially launched the Cupra sub-brand, announcing its arrival with hotted-up take on the Ateca. As you'd expect of a fast, semi-compact Volkswagen Group product, power comes from a 221kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine. Cupra says special tuning has made it sound better than in some other iterations, while a new Otto Particulate Filter System helps it meet ever-tightening European emissions standards...


2018 Seat Leon Cupra R revealed
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2018 Seat Leon Cupra R revealed

The 2018 Seat Leon Cupra R has been revealed, ahead of its public debut at next week's Frankfurt motor show. Limited to 799 units, Spain's hottest hot hatch features an uprated version of the Leon Cupra's 2.0-litre turbo four, pumping out 228kW of power in six-speed manual form, and 220kW when equipped with the six-speed DSG self-shifter...


Seat Leon ST Cupra becomes fastest wagon around the Nurburgring
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Seat Leon ST Cupra becomes fastest wagon around the Nurburgring

The Spanish marque claims that its Seat Leon ST Cupra wagon is now the fastest production wagon to have lapped the Nurburgring Nordschleife. As part of its presentation for the Worthersee festival that's currently taking place in Austria, Seat announced that the front-wheel drive Leon ST Cupra completed a lap of the famed Nordschleife in 7:58...


Seat Leon ST Cupra 280: Spanish hot-hatch turns wagon
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Seat Leon ST Cupra 280: Spanish hot-hatch turns wagon

The Seat Leon ST Cupra 280 has been unveiled, expanding the Volkswagen Group-owned company's performance sub-brand and in the process becoming its first high-performance wagon. Teaming a 1470-litre load capacity with a claimed 6.0-second 0-100km/h time, the Seat Leon ST Cupra 280 follows on from the Leon Cupra 280 hot-hatch that surprised the world last March with a 7:58...


SEAT ponders 2016 Australian return led by forthcoming compact SUV
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SEAT ponders 2016 Australian return led by forthcoming compact SUV

Spanish brand SEAT is pondering a return to Australia as soon as 2016, with CEO Juergen Stackmann confident its sporty range would fit in well locally if given the chance.  Speaking with CarAdvice at the 2014 Paris motor show, Stackmann admitted the brand’s focus remained on Europe, where it is defying the weak market with strong growth, but also said its mooted launch in China soon could open the door to a wider Asia Pacific rollout...


Seat confident it could take back Nurburgring record from Renault with stripped-out Leon Cupra
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Seat confident it could take back Nurburgring record from Renault with stripped-out Leon Cupra

Seat has announced plans to take back its Nurburgring lap record from Renault just hours after its French rival set a new benchmark in the Megane RS275 Trophy-R. Earlier today, Renault confirmed a time of 7:54.36 for the stripped out Megane RS275 Trophy-R around the 20.8km Nurburgring Nordschliefe circuit, eclipsing the 7:58...


Seat Leon Cupra 280 : Nurburgring's fastest ever front-wheel drive
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Seat Leon Cupra 280 : Nurburgring's fastest ever front-wheel drive

It's official. The Seat Leon Cupra 280 is now the fastest ever front-wheel-drive production car to lap Germany's famed Nurburgring. Announcing a time of 7:58.44, Seat has broken a three-year-old lap record set by the 195kW/360Nm Renault Megane RS265 Trophy back in 2011. The car maker says it achieved the feat using a 206kW/350Nm turbocharged 2...


Seat Leon Verde plug-in hybrid prototype unveiled
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Seat Leon Verde plug-in hybrid prototype unveiled

The Seat Leon Verde plug-in hybrid prototype has been unveiled at an electromobility event in Spain. Based on the new five-door Seat Leon hatch – itself sharing its underpinnings with the new Volkswagen Golf Mk7 – the plug-in hybrid Verde prototype was unveiled as part of the Cenit Verde project, an initiative to boost electromobility in Spain...


Seat Leon SC: Spanish three-door hatch to debut at Geneva
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Seat Leon SC: Spanish three-door hatch to debut at Geneva

The Seat Leon SC has been revealed ahead of the Sports Coupe's unveiling at next month's Geneva motor show. 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...


2009 SEAT Leon & Altea pics released
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2009 SEAT Leon & Altea pics released

Though we won't see any SEAT branded vehicles in Australia any time in the foreseeable future, the brand have released these pics of its revised Leon (pictured below) and Altea family of vehicles ahead of their imminent public debut at the forthcoming Geneva Motor Show...