Seat unveils Leon FR+ SupercopaNew sporty Leon model revealed

15 March 2012

01 Seat Leon FR+ Supercopa

The Seat Leon in FR+ Supercopa spec

Seat has released details of the new Supercopa trim level for its sports-focused Leon FR+.

The addition of Supercopa specification to the Leon FR+ range ‘offers a significant step up from the standard FR trim in terms of both performance and equipment’ according to the Spanish manufacturer.

More standard equipment

The normal Seat Leon FR+ comes relatively well equipped, with dual-zone climate control, cruise control, MP3-compatible stereo, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and automatic headlights and wipers among its list of standard kit.

On top of this the FR+ Supercopa comes with a five-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system, DAB digital radio, Bluetooth phone preparation and audio streaming, xenon headlights with adaptive front lighting system and rear parking sensors.

02 Seat Leon FR+ Supercopa

The new Leon option is available from £22,530

Styling additions

Supercopa trim also adds a full-fat bodykit, comprising a comprehensively reworked front and rear bumper, new side skirts and a more pronounced rear spoiler, as well as 18-inch alloy wheels, twin chrome-tipped exhausts and Supercopa badging.

According to Seat, the styling revisions reflect the sporting intentions of the Leon FR+, and the Supercopa name draws parallels with the firm's motorsport exploits.

Performance petrol and diesel engines

The new trim level does not affect the car’s available engine line-up. That means the 208bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol and 168bhp 2.0-litre turbodiesel engines remain.

03 Seat Leon FR+Supercopa

The 168bhp 2.0-litre turbodiesel offers a compromise of performance and efficiency

The 208bhp 2.0-litre petrol offers the most impressive performance, with the 0-62mph sprint dispatched in 6.9 seconds and a top speed of 145mph. 

However, if you're looking to balance performance and efficiency, the 168bhp 2.0-litre turbodiesel offers a decent compromise. From rest, 62mph will come up in a respectable 8.2 seconds while on paper fuel economy stands at 55.4mpg combined with 134g/km CO2 emissions – equating to annual car tax (VED) of £115.

According to Seat, the new Supercopa edition features £3,000 worth of extra kit for only £750 more than the standard Leon FR+. Prices for the new vehicle start at £22,530, with the Seat Leon FR+ Supercopa available to order now.

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