• Seat Leon Prototipo

The SEAT León is a passenger car of the C segment produced by the Spanish manufacturer SEAT since 1999. Their name comes from the Spanish city located in the northwest León in the autonomous community of Castile and León. The Lion spans three generations, shared platform with other models of the Volkswagen Group.

The Lion is a five-seater with transverse front engine and front wheel drive, available only with a five-door hatchback body. Some rivals are the Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3, Citroen C4, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Fiat Bravo (2007), the Peugeot 307 and Peugeot 308, Renault Megane, Toyota Corolla and Toyota Auris, Kia cee’d and Hyundai i30.


The first generation of Leon (1M) was launched in September 1999, built on the same chassis of the fourth generation of the Volkswagen Golf and Jetta, and the first generation of the Audi A3, Audi TT, and Skoda Octavia. This model is basically a five-door hatchback variant of the second generation SEAT Toledo, which was a four-door sedan designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro.

The gasoline engines were a 1.4-liter 75hp of maximum power, a 1.6-liter 101 or 105hp, 1.8-liter versions of atmospheric and turbocharged 125hp 180hp and 210hp (later 225hp) and a 2.8 liter 204hp. The gasoline is a 2.8 liter VR6 displaced blocks, and the remaining four cylinders in line. The 1.6-liter 101hp has two valves per cylinder, the 1.8-liter has five and the remaining four engines.

The only engine was a 1.9-liter diesel four-cylinder, which is offered in variants atmospheric and turbocharged 68 HP 90, 100, 110, 130 and 150hp, all with direct injection (powered by injector in versions of 100, 130 and 150hp and the rotary pump 68, 90 and 110).

The SEAT León joined numerous sports variants. Among them is the "FR" version, which had the diesel engine 150hp or 180hp gasoline; the "Cupra", which incorporated the 2.8 VR6 gasoline displaced blocks; and "1.8T Cupra R", which had the 1.8-liter petrol and 225hp. Some versions incorporating four-wheel drive.

Initially three finishes were Stella, Star Sport and sports come later finished FR (meaning "Formula Racing"), Cupra and Cupra R. (meaning ‘Cup Racing "in Spanish would be" Racing Cup "). In 2003 suffers some small changes are the most noticeable exterior mirrors teardrops that were including the entire SEAT range, new tires and little else.


The prototype SEAT Leon II (1P model) was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 2005 with the name Leon Prototype. This prototype was designed by Walter da Silva based on the designs shown in the prototype SEAT Salsa, and was very similar to the generation of León. The concept of pretending to be a compact 3 door and the rear came with hidden handles on the window, also was preparing a Cabriolet version, but finally suspended.

Era prototype was maroon and measured 4343 mm long and 1434 mm high, and used alloy wheels of 19 inches with tires measuring 265/30.

Inside the cabin Prototype Lion was configured as 2 +2 and quite spacious, considering the reduced height of the vehicle. The prototype of Leo II also incorporated new technological concepts in optics: had some adaptive bi-function xenon headlights, four video cameras, two screens and a DVD player (located under the front passenger seat). It was also equipped with four cameras that offered different views of the car and the environment by which circulating. Three cameras were placed abroad: one in the top of the hood, another in the rear of the driver and the third was composed in the third brake light. The fourth chamber was located inside the vehicle, in the form of lights. All these cameras captured images looked inside through two screens.

In its launch phase came with four engines, two petrol (1.6 and 102hp 2.0 FSI 150hp) and two diesel (1.9 TDI with 105hp and 140hp 2.0 TDI). And as a great novelty incorporated the new 2.0 TFSI with 185hp that came to Spanish market in September. The most powerful version of the Lion was coupled to a six-speed manual transmission and was marketed exclusively by Sport-up finish. Its high torque from low revs make it a compact response quick and efficient to operate the accelerator pedal helped by a short, precise shift gears. It is a very sporty drive with a characteristic sound of this type of powerful engines. In 2008 SEAT did a remodel, all engines were four-cylinder. The gasoline is a 1.4 liter naturally aspirated 85hp or 125hp turbocharged, 1.2-liter turbocharged 102hp also, a 1.8-liter 160hp and a 2.0-liter turbocharged 210, 240 and 265hp. Only the 1.4-liter 85hp lacks direct fuel injection and 102hp 1.2-liter has two valves per cylinder, against four in the rest of the engines. It was late 2007 when he joined the powertrain line 1.4-liter TSI 125 PS and 1.8-liter TSI 160hp.

Diesel engines are a 1.6-liter 90 and 105hp, 1.9 liter 90 and 105hp and 2.0-liter versions of 136 (later 140 (103 kW)) and 170hp, all with variable geometry turbocharger, intercooler, 4 valves per cylinder and common-rail system, except the 90hp 1.6 has fixed geometry turbocharger.

Was presented in 2009 the SEAT León Cupra R 265hp.

The new Leon range offered four trim levels initially: Reference, Sport, Stylance and Sport-up. Then came the sporty versions FR, Cupra and Cupra R, with the arrival of the Sport trim and restyling the Stylance disappears renamed Style and the end of its commercial life ended Emotion is the most basic equipment that offers the SEAT range appears.

The finish of access to the range and features a comprehensive range of equipment. Other elements have ABS and TCS (switchable), driver and passenger airbags, front side airbags and curtain airbags, 16-inch wheels with 205/55 tires, tire pressure control, Isofix anchoring points, front power functions’ one touch ‘anti-trap windows, electric door mirrors, heated and body color; central locking with remote control and folding key with three buttons (a third button it has to open a gate), air conditioning, CD radio with six speakers, driver’s seat adjustable for height, backrest folding rear seat (third -2/3) and on-board computer (only with the 2.0 TDI), and so on.

This finish offers the same standard equipment as the Reference adding character and sportier appearance: morons firmer suspension, sport seats, special finish interior, leather steering wheel with controls for audio control, leather gearknob, alloy wheels 16-inch five-spoke, on-board computer and two additional speakers.

About the Reference, these versions add volumetric alarm, ESP, alloy wheels 16-inch seven-spoke with 205/55 tires, fog lights, dual zone climate control, rear electric windows, electric door mirrors with parking position, leather steering wheel with knobs to control audio equipment, knob shifter leather, cruise control, trip computer, function ‘Coming Home’ and two speakers Further, among others.

Regarding equipment Stylance, this finish alloy wheels mounted 17-inch five-spoke, 225/45 tires, sport suspension, sport seats and specific interior finish.

Style regarding equipment equipped./Suspension FR/Double chromed tailpipe on/heated door mirrors, electrically folding and parking silver/LED rear position/specific body colored bumpers with integrated lights/Alloy wheel trim 17 "225/45 ALBEA/mesh type honeycomb bumper/driver and passenger sports seats/multifunction three-spoke steering wheel and shift knob, both in Leather/Coming Home + rear parking sensor/dark crystals

FINISH PARTICULAR Cupra R ADDITIONAL AL ​​FR/Cupra R Specific Suspension/Double tailpipe seen Ovalo chrome/Espejos exterior mirrors, electrically folding and heated parking position with color black/frenos specific painted in red/Then finish it specific bumper and gate delantero trasero/Alloy Wheels 19 "235/35 Potenza/Asientos sports with specific upholstery/Alcantara upholstery Silver Cupra/external Aro Side air vents Kibo Grey/clutch pedals, aluminum gas and brake/three-spoke multifunction steering wheel and shift knob, both leather Cupra R logo/front grill with black edge

. Regarding FR sports seats add style backet with FR logo plus some new alloy wheels 18 "tinted glass, USB connection to connect MP3 players or similar and sunroof with electric opening

(2.0 TSi 285hp) very similar to Streecopa, just change the logos model

numbered plate in the console

In June 2009 held a small reestilización to upgrade the model. The amendments include:

SEAT León CUPRA R Restyling.

Rear SEAT León CUPRA R Restyling.

Interior SEAT León CUPRA R Restyling II.

SEAT León FR Restyling

SEAT León II Restyling.

Rear SEAT Leon II Restyling.

The SEAT León II conducted the crash test EuroNCAP in 2005, and achieved an overall rating of 4 stars:

The SEAT-Shakira alliance goes beyond the promotion and sponsorship of both. On January 26, 2007 in Berlin submitted new León "Pies Descalzos", a unique and very special model that comes with charity. The Lion by Shakira was drawn among those who gave money to the foundation "Pies Descalzos" singer, created to help the needy Colombian children. Needless to donate large amounts of money, since it enters draw from just 1 euro. As for the vehicle in question, it is a SEAT Leon Cupra 2.0 TFSI with 240hp, outstanding for the Lilac Metallic color, both in body and in some elements of the interior, 18-inch wheels in black-and logos are is a bare foot, both in and outside seats.

The SEAT Leon Twin Drive is an electric drive car based on the second generation of the SEAT Leon, which features modified box changes, braking power, heating and cooling systems. It was presented at the SEAT Technical Centre in May 2009 against Spanish officials and members of the executive committee of Volkswagen, representing a plan – with a weather forecast extending to 2014 – to conduct research on the hybrid drive, in order to launch SEAT models with very low power consumption and low CO2 emissions, environmentally friendly. It has a range of 50km, a top speed of 170km/h and accelerates from 0-100km/h in 10.5 seconds. The total autonomy Leon Twin Drive is 700km combining battery power with fuel, and their average consumption is 3.4 liters per 100km.

The third generation of the Lion (Model 5F) was presented to the public at the Paris Motor Show in November 2012. Use the MQB platform using the Audi A3 III, Volkswagen Golf VII and Skoda Octavia III.

Based on the prototype SEAT IBE, the third León shows the new design language for the brand Seat, based on clean lines and elegant, but at the same time with the sporting essence that has always characterized the brand.

In addition to the five-door hatchback body, hatchback is offered in three-door and wagon hatchback called Leon ST. His appearance is very similar to Ibiza IV. Despite criticism related to its resemblance to the Seat Ibiza, the new DNA belongs to the new Seat León Seat, the Seat Ibiza adapting your style.




The engine range is expected for Nuevo Leon include a 1.2 liter petrol versions of 86 and 105hp, 1.4 liter petrol and 122hp, 1.4 liter petrol and 140hp with a petrol 1.8 liter and 180hp, 1.6-liter diesel and 105hp, 2.0-liter diesel 150hp and a 2.0 liter diesel 184hp and will be the first Once Leon has variants SC (Sport Coupe) and ST (Sport Tourer), so there will be a wide range of new models in the new seat, next to the new Seat Toledo.

In principle has 4 finishes Emotion, Reference, Style and FR later, the Cupra version expected.

It is the most basic version of the 4, aimed at businesses or renting.

It is the medium version and equipped: Additional of Emotion +: 7 airbags (2 front, 2 side and 2 curtain) with deactivation of passenger airbag and knee airbag, ISOFIX Top Tether on the 2 rear seats, ASR + ABS, ESC with tire pressure sensor, Alloy Steel 16 "30/1 URBAN, comfort suspension, twin halogen headlights and daylight, Coming Home Function,/Air Conditioning/reading lights front/External Power Mirrors/System Media System Touch Radio and USB/Front electric windows/Glovebox and trunk lighting/central locking system with remote control + 2 folding keys with selective trunk release (3 buttons)/Board Computer/Indicator efficiently change gears/Control cruise/Black Interior/height adjustable driver’s seat/head restraints with rear seats 1/3 2/3 folding, reclining/Sun visor for driver and passenger with mirror and card space for driver/front Coasters/Hoops for securing cargo trunk/Multifunction steering wheel

In addition to this equipment, in August 2013 the Reference Plus equipment which builds on Reference with conventional dual-zone automatic climate control, cornering foglights, sound system with five-inch touch screen color, bluetooth, six speakers is presented and alloy wheels of 16 inches.

It is the most complete version, intended for families: Setup of Reference +/chrome/Handbrake Inserts skin/armrest Front electric/windows front and rear seats/multifunction steering wheel and handle changes in skin/Climate control dual zone/Tires Alloy 16 "30/2 DESIGN/power outside mirrors and heated/reading lights front and rear/fog lights with cornering function/Media System Colour System with 5 "screen with color, sound devices (MP3/WMA), SD card slot, Bluetooth ® (phone + streaming audio), CD player, AUX-in + 6 speakers and USB/Interior Style Black/adjustable seating height driver and passenger/driver and passenger sun visor with mirror and cover with courtesy light, card holder/compartment and center console with cupholders integrated rear air diffuser/ESC + + XDS tire pressure sensor/Assistant Hill Start

It is the sports version, for the most discerning driver: Additional to Style +/heel inside aluminum FR for front doors/interior lights environment and leg area/Dark Glass/SEAT Driver Profile with different driving modes: Normal, Sport and Eco, you choose the level of power delivery and engine sound, the degree of power steering and lighting inside the door. Multicolored ambient lighting (for Sport Red/White for Normal) in doors and side panels sound controller (only with engines 1.8 TSI 2.0 TDI 180hp & 184hp)/FR specific differentiation (colors and finishes in interior and exterior)/leather steering wheel with emblem FR/lumbar adjustment driver and passenger seat/alloy wheels 17 "30/2 DYNAMIC/Dual Exhaust seen and chrome/Suspension FR/electric folding door mirrors with parking/sport front seating position fabric and faux leather/black Interior FR

As usual this version is the sportier of the brand with powerful engines that reach the 265 and 280hp, was presented at the Geneva Motor Show 2014 and will be available in the market with optional kit called Performance Pack where he gives an appearance with orange details, honoring the SEAT Leon the Lion Cup competition Racer. It is expected that later generations as in previous version can output the Cupra R.

On this equipment the manufacturer offers timely additional equipment packages such as Cup and Plus:

The SEAT León III conducted the crash test EuroNCAP in 2012, and achieved an overall rating of 5 stars:

The Supercopa León was a one-make touring car championship, whose cars derived from the León Cupra R. I Beginning in 2006, first used a variant of León II with over 300hp.

In 2005, Leon II Super 2000 began officially compete in the World Touring Car Championship, and later in the British Touring Car Championship and the Italian Super Touring Championship. The León Super 2000 there both a gasoline engine and 265hp with 285hp diesel engine.

In 2008 SEAT Sport champion and 2009 World Touring Car Championship with SEAT León TDI WTCC proclaimed.

In 2012 appears the Seat Leon Super Cup, meant to compete on circuits and had a specific decor Wörthersee, with a matte gray body in contrast to the fluorescent orange tires, mirrors and safety cage. The Seat Leon Super Cup has much in common with the Lion participating in the WTCC (World Touring Car Championship). In the mechanical features a 2.0 TSI engine that comes from the León Cupra R, but with increased power to 300hp and 340 Nm of torque.

Worthersee 2013 SEAT shown in the new León Cup racer, a car with which SEAT is completely renewed for competition events, being already the third generation model. The body has been enlarged giving it a race car. He has performed in dark gray with small details in orange and has a 330hp engine, and later in the Geneva Motor Show 2014 occurs again this time in white with the same details in Orange to present an option package for the street version of the Cupra which is inspired by the competition model.