Announced several months ago, the Cupra León finally arrives on the Spanish market, a model that, although it is derived from Seat Leon, has its own characteristics that differentiate it considerably. Let’s see its keys:

Sports DNA

The image and the aerodynamics of this compact of almost 4.4 meters in length It is designed to enhance your sportsmanship. The aggressive front, the rear wing, diffusers and tires, with a minimum of 19 inches, reveal that this Cupra is very high performance. Is also available in family or Sportstourer variant, with a length of 4.65 meters and a boot capacity of 470 liters compared to 270 for the five-door. The interior also has a good number of sporting details, highlighting steering wheel and bucket seats (similar to those of competition).

Plug-in hybrid

Although 2021 the range will be completed with strictly gasoline mechanical (245 and 310 horsepower), the first version available incorporates a 245 horsepower plug-in hybrid system. This power emanates from a block of 1.4-liter TSI 150 hp gasoline in combination with one 85 kW (116 hp) electric. The change is automatic 7-speed DSG with paddles on the steering wheel ..

Performance and autonomy

According to official data, the five-door Lion can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in just 6.7 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 225 km / hAt the level of large sports cars and despite the fact that it has to move a weight of 1,600 kg due to the existence of the electric motor and the 13 kWh lithium battery. The autonomy in electric mode is 52 kilometers (WLTP cycle).

Clean and efficient

With DGT label “Zero” Due to its status as a plug-in hybrid with electric autonomy, the average consumption of CO2 emissions, in WLTP cycle, it is only 32.4 grams per kilometer, Meanwhile he combined consumption it is only 1.4 liters per 100 km when the hybrid system is loaded. In addition to being charged with the energy generated by the Cupra León in motion, plugged into a domestic point the battery recovers a hundred percent charge in less than 6 hours.

Tied to the asphalt

The Cupra León has a suspension with specific adjustment to respond to high performance, as with steering, the electronic differential and the powerful braking system. It also has variable hardness hydraulic shock absorbers, which work automatically as part of the Dynamic Chassis Control. There are four driving profiles: Comfort, Sport, Cupra e Individual.

Digitized and connected

Besides of 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster (multi-configurable), the Cupra León is equipped with an infotainment system with a 10-inch screen that can be handled by gestures and voice and is totally compatible with the most modern smartphones thanks to the Full Link system. The integrated SIM card allows you to access online services, applications, internet radio and run emergency calls.

Quick … but safe

The list of technologies aids to driving the Cupra León is impressive, highlighting the Adaptive Cruise Control, which allows maintaining a constant speed and a safe distance from the car in front, and the assistants that derive from this system, such as the travel system, which acts together with the lane departure warning, and the side, which even emits an acoustic signal if it detects objects or movement when the door is about to open. He emergency assistantOn the other hand, it can come to a complete stop if the car does not detect a response from the driver.