SEAT has been testing the prototypes of the new generation Seat Leon to present it next year. Spied several times, the car gives a rather clear idea of its future look. It will be the first-ever hybrid model of the brand.
Creative artists have made some renders virtually removing the camouflage from test vehicles.
If these render managed to be close to the original car, the next-gen model would have shorter overhangs, longer wheelbase, more space it the cabin and dynamics.
We expect more customization options and new technologies, which will help rivaling the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf.
The next Leon will get a hybrid powertrain for the first time for SEAT.
The expected electric driving range is 50 km (31 miles)– not much, but enough for a city car.
The Spanish automaker will unlikely offer a three-door layout for a hatchback, as it is not popular any more.
The hatchback (and later a wagon) will have a number of conventional petrol and diesel motors with a turbocharger, which comply with the latest emission regulations. According to some sources, a Leon-based crossover arrival is possible too.
We expect a concept car to be shown in spring 2019 in Geneva, and then a production version at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.